Curacao has many amazing diving spots and nice beaches to snorkel at.
For snorkeling, go to the beaches near Westpunt or to Tugboat at Caracas Bay, which is also a dive site where a small wreck rests in 3 to 5 meters of water.
Most diving is done from shore. If you have your dive certificate and a buddy, you can dive independently. There are many dive centers that will provide dive trips for you, including transportation and a dive guide. By far our favorite is Atlantis Diving, professional and friendly. They offers PADI dive courses for beginners, including ‘Discover Scuba Diving’ (introductory dive) up to Divemaster level. Although Atlantis Diving is close by, they will pick you up from our hostel and drop you off as well.
Windsurfing Curacao is the main windsurfing school on the island. Located on the Spanish water at Caracas Bay, this is the place where you can follow classes or simply rent a board and go off by yourself. The owners and many of their regulars have earned world champion titles for slalom and free-styling and they create a real surfing scene. They also offer SUP (stand up peddle board) trips in small groups or go by yourself and explore the mangroves on the Spanish water.
CuracaoKiteboarding is located at St. Joris Bay, the perfect spot for training to kite up wind and to stand on a board. For the advanced kite surfers there are flat, choppy and jump areas. At the kite surfing school they offer courses for beginners, intermediate and independent kite boarders. The place is chilled out and you will meet other kite surfers showing off their fast runs and jumping skills.
For sailing head to Pro Sail. They offer sailing on small open sloops (maximum 4 people) called centaurs on the Spanish water, an inlet sheltered lagoon of the Caribbean Sea. Pro Sail offers sailing classes for all levels.
Wannabike offers guided mountain bike tours off the road through truly remote areas, allowing you to discover the hidden treasures you will not find on your own. Curacao has great mountain bike trails for any level. WannaBike takes you to see forts, plantations, mangrove forests and caves along the rugged north coast. The landscape changes rapidly and has great variation and alteration. Due to the weather, they only ride during the early morning or in the late afternoon.
Wakeboarding, Waterskiing and kneeboarding can be done on the Spanish water. Provided you can swim well and are fit, there really is no age limit and no prior experience required. CuracaoWakeboard school gets our preference, as they have enough material and a fast boat which does not give too much wake, making it perfect for beginners and intermediate skiers and boarders.
Curacao buggy adventures located at Jan Thiel beach and near Seaquarium offers guided buggy tours. You can experience the off road feeling with their double seated buggies. With their four stoke engines and 8 liters fuel tanks; the buggies can reach a speed of 50 mph. It is best to bring your sunglasses, an extra T-shirt and a towel as it can get really dusty or muddy. Overall this is a really fun experience.