Curacao Island

Welcome to Curacao.

Curacao FlagCuracao has some of the best diving in the Caribbean. Handy is the fact that the sites are close in meaning a lot of shore diving or short boat trips, also like Roatan in this respect, though Roatan doesn't have shore dives. You can expect coral gardens slopes walls and all depths of diving catered for Caves too.
Good for beginners and advanced divers. They protect the reef with their Curacao Underwater Park 1,500 acres worth with plans to extend to the whole coast. Most diving is on the west coast with shelter. There can be strong currents and rougher swells on certsain sites, these mostly on the south eastern side.

If you are searching for a dive destination that also offers an intriguing glimpse into an island’s history, Curaçao is the place to go. This southern Caribbean island, located approximately 40 miles off the Venezuelan coast, is the largest of the former ABC Island chain (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao) at 444 km and is home to more than 150,000 people.

Curaçao was first inhabited by the Arawak Indians and later settled by the Spanish and finally the Dutch. The Dutch and Spanish influence is obvious everywhere on the island, especially in the architecture found in the capital city of Willemstad, which is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For scuba divers, Curaçao offers an abundance of options from both shore and boat. The island consistently ranks in the top three for snorkeling and shore diving. Divers arriving on the island face the enviable task of choosing from more than 60 dive sites offering everything from one of the best wreck dives in the Caribbean to deep wall dives suitable for advanced divers only. There’s even an artificial reef made up of old automobiles.

 Population : 130,000 approx
Main City : Willemstad is the island's only capital and only city.
Language : Papiamento, but Dutch is the official language. Curaçaoans also speak English and Spanish.
Currency :The Netherlands Antillean guilder (also called the florin), abbreviated Naf or ANG is the national currency. It is pegged to the US dollar at a stable rate of US$ 1 = NAf 1.77 for cash, 1.78 for traveller's checks