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Cool Curacao dive sites

Curacao is consistently rated one of the best shore-diving locations in the world.

And more than half of Curacao’s dive sites are a just a few minutes swim from the shore.

Curacao Sea Turtle Conservation

Road signs will direct you to the general vicinity of most shore diving sites, but there are very few entry-markers at the actual site. If you do see the red and white dive flag painted on rocks, don’t get too excited – most of them are not in the right spot!

Most of Curacao’s shore diving sites are on the (South) East and West leeward coast line, which is where The Dive Bus trips go; North side shore diving is not recommended due to challenging entries and conditions.

Check out the table below for just some of the best shore diving sites on Curacao – according to the experts (Dive Bus divers) and the Dive Bus Crew. These are some of the sites you’ll be exploring on the Dive Bus guided dives and Dive Bus trips, or feel free to go indie with your buddy.

Click on the dive site or name or image for more info. You’ll find plenty to please everyone – divers, snorkelers and non-divers alike. And wherever you dive (or snorkel), please remember to follow the Eco Policy – and respect our turtles, by leaving them alone.

Curacao shore dive sites – East

Drive times from The Dive Bus: from 2 seconds up to 25-ish minutes

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Pierbaai Reef (Dive Bus House Reef)

Reef Easy Sandy At The Dive Bus 2 Pierbaai

Car Pile @ Pierbaai Reef

Deep, wreck Intermediate Sandy At The Dive Bus 2 Car Pile


Wreck, wall, pier, adventure! Easy Sand + rubble Yes, small fee 4 Tugboat

Directors Bay

Dramatic wall, reef Easy Sand + rubble No 4 Directors Bay

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Deep, wreck Intermediate / Advanced Rocky No 4 Superior

Vaersenbaai (Kokomo)

Wall, Reef Easy Sandy Yes 4 Vaersenbaai

Curacao Shore Diving sites: West

Drive times from The Dive Bus: 30 – 50 minutes

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Porto Mari

Double Reef Easy, excellent Sandy Yes, entry fee 6 Porto Mari

Playa Lagun

Reef, gentle wall Easy, excellent Sandy No 6 Lagun

Playa Piskado

Reef, sloping wall Easy Sand + rubble No 6

Playa Kalki

Reef, gentle wall Easy, excellent Sand + rubble No 6 Kalki

Driftwood divider - skinny

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