SHIPWRECK POINT

Curaçao

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Shipwreck Point is a deep dive site with the wrecks of two tugs at a depth of 50 meters. In 1884 the SS Oranje Nassau, a trading ship of the West India Company, also perished at this location. Only the kettle of the wreck is left, it lies between the Lions Dive Resort and the Curaçao Sea Aquarium. Paid diving, the use fo the Ocean Encounters facilities.

Particulars

Shipwreck Point can be reached from the Ocean Encounters diving school. You can also enter the water from the beach in front of the restaurant. Then swim out of the bay to reach the reef. The reef wall slopes steeply to great depths. Apart from the SS Oranje Nassau boiler in the bay, there are two anchors and a screw located on the reef between 20 and 35 meters. The two tugboats at 50 meters make this dive site also interesting for technical divers.

Warnings

You are required to rent tanks to dive at Shipwreck Point. Poor visibility and pleasure boating in the bay. Dive buoy required.

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SHIPWRECK POINT Features

Nicknames
Shipwreck Point
Address
Willemstad, Curaçao Sea Aquarium
Parking
Paid parking
Distance
25 m.
Suitable for
Deep diving, experienced divers, technical diving
Permit
N.v.t. / NA
Access
Paid diving
Facilities
Restaurant, dive center and hotel facilities , sink
Water
Salt
Kind of dive
Shore dive, reef dive , deep dive (30m+), technical diving
Current
Strong, variable
Visibility
10 - 30 m.
Average visibility
20 m.
Depth
50 m.
Bottom
koraal,zand
Life
Blue parrotfish, moray
Other recreation
Beach recreation
Emergency
912

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