The PADI Reef Renewal Diver distinctive specialty is a fun way to give your time and effort while taking concrete steps to improve Curaçao’s reefs. Bring the science of reefs to life and do your part to rescue threatened and endangered ecosystems and species.
Then start planning to Dive for a Purpose today! During the course you will:
Get inspired during on-land interactive, hands-on lessons and skills practice
Maintain the coral nurseries while honing your buoyancy
Propagate new corals in the nurseries that will restore degraded reefs
Outplant corals back into the reef, leaving a living, lasting mark on Curaçao’s shallow water reef system
Become a member of Reef Renewal Curaçao’s volunteer ranks and join in volunteer dives throughout the year or whenever you return to Curaçao
All materials and dive gear
What will you get?
PADI certification card
Become a volunteer every time you come back to the island
In Marie Pampoen you’ll see typical Caribbean life like hard and soft corals, snapper, angelfish, grunts, parrot fish, and eels. Also the coral outplant from Coral Restoration Scubaçao project.
Marie Pampoen, is a small sandy local beach with lots of fishing boats and lots of character. It is one of the best dive and snorkel sites on Curacao. Easy entry, huge variety of corals, sponges and lots of marine life. A huge, beautiful, lively, healthy reef filled with lots of macro and huge variety of corals and marine life. Excellent night dive spot also.
Car Pile is known for its car wrecks. The cars were dumped here in the sixties and can be found to a depth of 12 mts. till 50 meters. There are complete car wrecks, but also all kinds of car parts such as doors and tires. Around 20 meters you will also find construction waste.
It is a perfect dive for Advanced divers or people who want to learn how to do a deep dive.
Tugboat is Curacao’s most famous dive and snorkel spot due to its shallow depth. It was wrecked just off the shore of Caracasbaai and sits in only 15 feet of water. The tugboat is crawling with marine life and is now covered in sponges and coral growth.
This famous Curaçao Tugboat wreck is located next to Directors Bay.
We have all heard (and seen) that in some parts of the world our coral reefs are in trouble and in need of our help. As divers, we have the unique skills and ability to access parts of the ocean that others can’t. We have a responsibility to not only be ambassadors for the ocean,…