The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao is surrounded by more than 104 sq. km (40 sq. miles) of some of the best coral reefs in the Caribbean which has remained off the radar for most diving enthusiasts. At this year’s DEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association’s (CHATA) Dive Task Force emerged as a truly competitive World Class Vacation and Diving destination, positioning themselves directly against other notable destinations such as Bonaire, Cayman Islands and Cozumel to name a few.
With some of the most biodiverse reefs in the whole of the Caribbean Sea and a cultural heritage to match, the CHATA Dive Task Force took its responsibilities very seriously with a fun and passionate approach at this year’s DEMA Show, especially towards Curacao’s conservation efforts. Chief amongst the programs is the island’s commitment to Project AWARE’s ‘Adopt A Dive Site’ Initiative. This commitment was even further underlined during one of the seminars presented by Project AWARE, where they used Curaçao as a case study for other destinations to follow.
“It’s great to see that the International diving community has become more aware of Curaçao as a prime Diving and Vacation destination. We are seeing an increase of dive tourism already and I personally applaud the members of the CHATA Dive Task Force for their selfless collaboration for the benefit of Curaçao. I personally believe, that by working together we will all succeed in making Curaçao a World Class destination where conservation and sustainability are everyone’s responsibility.” Mr. Mick Bosman, Chairman, CHATA Dive Task Force.
Healthy coral reefs are attracting all kinds of marine life visitors, and hopefully more human visitors now, too. So, when deciding to come to Curaçao, please do not limit your experience to either the East or the West. Discover all of Curaçao and the incredible magic that lies just below the waterline, to uncover a World Class diving and vacation destination where conservation truly meets your next Caribbean adventure!
Don’t wait, Dive into Winter and take the plunge into our warm turquoise waters, but be prepared for your senses to be overwhelmed by a 360-degree kaleidoscope of intense colour and abundant life!