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Diving in Curaçao

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Like its neighbors, Aruba and Bonaire, Curacao is home to plentiful diving opportunities. This Caribbean island features amazing coral reefs, walls and sunken ships.

The island’s dive sites are protected from strong currents, there is little river runoff to hinder visibility and the waters are warm year-round, making this is a great place for those just blowing their first bubbles or learning a new skill. Most of Curacao’s dive sites are accessible from shore, and most resorts have gorgeous house reefs to explore.

However, boat diving is the method of choice for dive operators on the island. Do note that Mushroom Forest is one of the only dive sites where a boat dive is necessary.

When to dive in Curaçao

Curacao’s dry season lasts from April-November. During these months, the island will be dry and sunny, experiencing consistently calm weather. Sea conditions remain steady throughout the season with sea temperatures at 85°F (29°C) and air temperatures around 89°F (31°C).

You can expect only slightly cooler temperatures between December-March, both in and out of the water. Air temperatures average 85°F (29°C) and water temperatures drop to 79°F (26°C).

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Curacao International Airport is the primary entry and exit point. This airport receives flights from cities around the world every day. On the other hand, additional options exist for adventurous travelers.

Yachts and private boats dock here frequently. Unfortunately, there are no available ferry services between the ABC islands. However, a rental car is useful for getting the most out of your holiday on this Caribbean island.

Time Zone
+599 9
127 V
Pounds/square inch (psi)
C, F
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
International airports
Hato (CUR)

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