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eco-friendly Packing PointersThese Eco-Friendly Packing Pointers help keep Curacao’s reefs vibrant, healthy and plastic-free.

We bet you’re really looking forward to your vacation and diving on Curacao’s clean, beautiful, healthy reefs.

Use these easy ocean- and eco-friendly Packing Pointers and help keep them that way:

What to bring on your Curacao vacation

  • A reusable water bottle (or 3)

    Staying well-hydrated in Curacao is really important. So it's great that fresh, clean, potable drinking water comes right out of the tap / faucet. It's free, tastes better than some of the bottled stuff and it reduces your plastic footprint.

    Bringing a re-useable water bottle with you from home (or picking one up from The Dive Bus shop) is a great way to reduce your plastic footprint in Curacao and leave more of your vacation fund available for diving ;)

  • Canvas bags

    These are perfect for your dive, beach and shopping trips instead of plastic bags. Don't have one? You're welcome to use the ones our divers leave behind for this very purpose. Or pick up one of your own once you're here in sunny Curacao, as a fun and useful souvenir.

    If you do end up with a bunch of unwanted / un-needed plastic bags at the end of your vacation, drop them at The Dive Bus. We'll re-use them and dispose of them properly.

  • Sun Protection containing titanium oxide or zinc oxide (NOT oxybenzone)

    With Curacao so close to the Equator, sun protection is essential. According to NOAA, whilst no sunscreens have (yet) been proven reef-friendly, those made with titanium oxide or zinc oxide - don't appear to be harmful to corals.

    Best environmental practice for sun protection is to cover up with clothes instead of sunscreen. A long-sleeved UV rashguard and hat are ideal, or a non-oxybezone sunscreen recommended by Environmental Working Group, like Stream2Sea.


What NOT to bring on your Curacao vacation