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Dive into a Caribbean paradise



At a glance, the Caribbean islands can seem very similar. Curaçao has everything you might expect – the sand, the sun, and the colorful cocktails – but much of what makes the Dutch Caribbean paradise unique is below the surface: namely, some of the best free and scuba diving in the world.

No diving experience is necessary for an underwater adventure – tropical fish color the ocean, with turtles, rays and lobsters completing one of the healthiest marine animals cultures in the Caribbean. Yet for experienced divers, Curaçao has many activities that go far beyond exploring the depths. SeaBob Curaçao has debuted personal underwater propellers to help divers swim alongside sea turtles and schools of fish.

Also new on the island is the Lionfish Hunt: a two-tank dive at East Point, a pristine reef on the island’s eastern tip that’s home to tarpon, sharks, eagle rays, barracuda, and turtles. Once the divers resurface, the guides teach participants how to clean their lionfish, which can then be sampled at The Pier, a restaurant in the Jan Thiel area.

Still, you don’t have to be scuba-certified to see some of the most spectacular underwater sights. Substation Curaçao’s Shark Deep Dive brings travelers 1,000 feet below sea level in a mini submarine – you’ll see species of fish and coral that divers can’t reach. You’ll even see that most coveted of sights for...(click to read more)