With an average temperature of almost 27 degrees Celsius, the Caribbean Sea
surrounding Curaçao is without a doubt one of the main attractions of the island.
Consequently, it will likely not come as a surprise that there is an
abundance of water sports opportunities: tanning, swimming, diving, but
also more adventurous activities like setting out on a jet ski, a sail trip or
everything is possible on Curaçao.
The island has a number of large sand beaches, with all the facilities you can
expect, but Curaçao is especially famous for the large number of bays (the 'bocas').
These are often secluded areas where you can quietly enjoy the beauty of the
sea. Since the ocean loses much of its force deep inside the bocas, these are
often perfect snorkeling sites.
For the genuine scuba diver, Curaçao has even more to offer. The coral reefs
are of exceptional beauty. The island hosts as many as sixty recognized
unique diving sites. The magic of Mushroom Forrest and its Blue Room, the steep
wall of the Tugboat or the wreck of the Superior Producer: you will not get bored
quickly in the Curaçao waters.
There are various diving schools all over the island where you can get trained. Besides training, these schools offer boat trips to dive sites further away
from shore. There are also many opportunities for night diving or even
archeological diving to a wreck in Willemstad's bay.