Curacao is the ideal vacation destination for those who enjoy breathtaking views, it is a unique escape within the Caribbean. Your Curacao Rentals will give you a base in which to explore this beautiful Island and experience all that it has to offer.
Curacao developed under the sea millions of years ago from lava rock; coral has grown on this rock for centers and reefs have surrounded the island and this attaches to the shore like a narrow fringe, in some parts of the area they appear like beautiful gardens there are many beautiful brightly colored tropical fish to be seen, it is no wonder that diving is one of the most popular sports on Curacao. There are over 60 identified dive sites on Curacao to choose from and 44 of these are equipped with chains, to experience the shallow reefs is an unforgivable experience and when divers venture deer into the depths the most impressive natural sites will be seen. Diving in Curacao is unique as the island is unlike any other of the Caribbean islands, it is home to a rainbow of marine life, the density of the marine life coupled with the diversity of the island is what makes Curacao such a popular destination for scuba diving.
Playa Kalki (Alice in Wonderland) is one of the top 10 spots on Curacao for diving and snorkelling and even if you prefer to stay dry it is a very popular place for sun lovers also. The name of Kaliki refers to the limestone which is in the cliffs surrounding the spot. There are no amenities on the beach, however if you climb the steps they will find the resort to have lunch and drinks, this is a very popular dive spot so divers will often meet other divers either underwater or on the beach, visibility averages 30 meters and the distance to swim from the shore and the depths drop to 18 meters. Whilst diving it is advisable to bare in mind that there will be jetskis overhead, and the marine life to look for are green Moray eels, Lobsters and mushroom shaped star coral formations and a range of colorful reef fish.
Mushroom Forest and the Cave is a more difficult diving spot for the more adventurous experienced diver and it is advisable that divers contact the local dive operators to organize a boat as the cliffs are very high so it makes it difficult to get into the water. The scenery here is absolutely breathtaking so it is worth a visit but be sure to take a picnic and lots of fresh water as there are no facilities here. On arriving at the entrance you should blow your horn and you will be met by a representative, here you will see flower corals, giant brain corals, anemones, turtles, porcupine fish yellowtail snapper and parrotfish amongst many others.
Porto Marie is one of the most popular sites on the island, this is due to the two parallel reefs which are home to a wide variety of reef life, this site has some species of fish that are rare at other sites on the island, at This site there is a snack bar, a changing area with toilets and showers and water tanks for cleaning your equipment. The valley is home to much colorful reef life – anglefish, parrotfish, groupers, cornetfish and sea turtles to name but a few.
There are many other dive sites to be visited all with variation degrees of difficulty, so while at your Curacao Rentals , why not visit some of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean and experience the hidden world under the sea.