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DIVER’S LEAP - our homereef

This dive site is adopted by Fundiving Curacao PADI Dive Resort since 2019. The dive site is located in Jan Thiel Beach. Divers can enter to the water from the pear of our dive centre. Since sometimes the waves are larger, buoys and ropes make the entry and the exit easier. The drop-off is located at a depth of around 10 meters. For a long dive with plenty of coral and fish to see, the best diving depth is between 8 and 15 metres. But there is also plenty to keep acro photograpers busy ont he shallow shelf. With many good safety stop options, it is also a great site for divers who prefer deeper dives. Also Diver's leap can be an amazing divesite for technical diving, maximum dived depth is 508 feet / 155 meters, but still there are a lot of possibilities to make discovery technical deep dives. Our technical diving certified team going to help you as a support /  safety diver during your decompression dive.

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Tugboat

The Tugboat is one of the most well-known snorkeling and dive spots in Curacao. It is situated on the island’s southwest part in a sheltered and shallow water, the most photographed wreck of the island. Despite that it is an industrial area the dive spot is beautiful. The wreck is covered by corals and sponges and it gives home to a variety of colorful reef fish. The top of the wreck is at a depth of only 1 metre, while its deepest point is at a depth of 5 metres. This means that it also a great site for snorkelers. The wreck is more than just something nice to explore. It also attracts many different type of fish and is permanently inhabited by blue tangs, yellow goatfish, trumpetfish, cornet fish. With some luck you will also see seahorses or frogfish there.

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Director’s Bay

The name of this big beach is derived from the fact that in the past it was reserved for use by the directors of Shell, who owned land here. The shellow shelf is narrow and has a sand floor. The drop-off is located close to the shoreline at a depth of 6 metres, from where the reef immediately drops steeply to a depth of 45 metres. There are a number of sand gullies where you can find a remarkable amount of marine life. The area around the drop-off is a home to many sponges, colonies of yellow pencil coral and giant anemones.

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Klein Curacao

Klein Curaçao is an uninhabited small island 11 km southeast from Curaçao in the Caribbean Sea. This spot is a brilliant daytrip destination. You can make a big walk and admire the beautiful and abandoned lighthouse and the shipwrecks, snorkel with the turtles or just chill ont he beach. The place is also a famous diving-spot due to its coral and underwater caves.Besides a few small huts buit by fishermen for shelter, there are no structures on the island except for the pink lighthouse which is a great photo opportunity.

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Double Reef

This dive site starts at the wreck of Superior Producer and continues until well after the desalination plant. The reef consists of fan coral, yellow pencil coral and many small, round brain coral formations. It is home to many fish species, knobby anemones and giant anemones. Varios types of cleaner shrimp live in the anemones and in small hollows in the reef.

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Blue Bay

The dive site is located in a bay with a beautiful sandy beach. It is a combination of the home reef of the Blue Bay Golf Resort and the start of the wall to the right of this bay, known as the Blue Bay Wall. There are 2 gorgeous house reefs right in front of the doorstep. Turning to the left you can reach “The Garden”, which is a nice coral slope that starts at 5m/15ft and drops down to about 50m/165ft. Turning right you can reach “The Wall”. This wall starts at 3m/10ft and drops straight down to 55m/180ft. The wall is covered with a big variety of corals and known for its beautiful Fan Corals and Elkhorn Corals.

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Superior Producer

One of Curaçao’s most popular dive sites, and one of the Caribbean's top wrecks is the Superior Producer, located near Curaçao Main Pier. Diving is prohibited if a cruise liner is moored at the Megapier, because the wreck is located in the mooring zone. The dive can be started underwater or from the surface. A combination of great depth and currents that can be very strong makes this dive site a good place for the advanced divers. The Superior Producer rests on a sandy floor close to the Double Reef. It rests virtually upright on its kneel and only lists slightly towards port. The depth of the sand floor here is 34 metres. The depth on the dock of the vessel is 25 metres and on the superstructure is 17 metres.

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Mushroom Forest

One of the most famous dive sites of Curaçao. Over time, hard coral formations have grown in such a way that they resemble mushrooms, that’s why it has the name. Underneath each one of these coral formations an abundance of marine life awaits to be looked at, admired, and photographed. This dive site can only be reached by boat. A dive at Mushroom Forest is often combined with a dive at the Blue Room, which is a large cave in  the rock face. Visibility averages 26m, sometimes the current can be strong; the depth is from 12m to 18m. The limited depth of this dive site makes it ideal for divers at all levels of skill.Numerous species of fish and coral can be observed; flower corals, giant brain corals, anemones, sea turtles, porcupine fish, smooth trunk fish, yellow tail snappers, parrot fish, groupers, spotted drums, spotted moray eels, green moray eels, lobsters, and conchs.

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BEACON POINT

This is one of the dive sites that regularly has current, therefore it is better suited for advanced and experience divers.
Its specialtity is the possbility to admire the largest pillar coral formations in the Caribbean. Pillar corals are found in the western Atlantic Ocean and resemble fingers or clusters of cigars growing straight up from the sea floor. 
It is a fantastic spot, attracts a myriad of fish.

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