Both Aruba and Bonaire are known as diving and snorkelling paradises, but Curaçao is just as beautiful. Many of Curaçao's best spots are very accessible; the coral reef lies very close to shore and is only a short swim from the beach. Just put on your snorkel and mask or bring your oxygen tank and dive into the Caribbean Sea to explore the amazing underwater world of colourful coral and bright fishes.
Compared to the dry and rugged landscape on shore, Curaçao’s underwater scenery is surprisingly colourful and diverse. The waters are teeming with dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays, moray eels, parrot fish, yellow tail snappers and harmless nurse sharks. The warm and calm seawater often boasts more than 30 metres of visibility; it’s a real treat to dive into the ocean – especially with all those coral gardens and shipwrecks. Below follows a list of Curaçao’s top 3 snorkelling and diving locations that are all within an easy swimming distance from a tropical beach.