If you don’t want to be limited by a boat schedule, then head to All West in Curaçao to take advantage of unlimited shore diving. Every guest at All West is given a key to a locker that provides 24-hour access to tanks, so you can hit the house reef just a short fin kick from your room any time of day. Plus, its packages come with a rental vehicle so you can access the abundant shore diving found all over the island at your own pace. Few places pack as many worthy sites this close to the coastline as Curaçao, including the vibrant corals of Alice in Wonderland, colorful reef life at Mushroom Forest, the stunning caves at Blue Room and the famous wreck of the Superior Producer. Although the entry to the Producer requires a bit of skill, the 100-foot cargo freighter is swarming with barracuda and is one of the most interesting dives in Curaçao. For a change of pace, choose a clear day and hop on a boat out to Klein Curaçao, a tiny swath of sand where you can spend the afternoon lounging on the beach, barbecuing and hanging out with the resident turtle population for as long as your two tanks allow.
Make It Happen
Packages at All West including an oceanfront apartment with a fully equipped kitchen, unlimited shore diving and a rental vehicle start at $542 per person for a one-week stay. You can add boat diving to any day of your vacation for $54 per person.
More Info: www.allwestcuracao.com, www.oceanencounterswest.com