Kokomo beach, formerly known as Vaersenbaai, is famous for their Full Moon parties. Yet during the day it is a pretty low key beach, with lounge chairs and cabanas to rent. For kids there is a wooden pirate ship to play with and a cool swing in the water, with a “Kokomo Beach” sign on top. Great for a vacation picture! The restaurant is quite nice, with a good snacks, lunch and dinner menu..
The sandy beach gives easy access to the water, and gradually decreases to about 5 meters. Here the colonies of hard coral such as mustard hill coral, brain coral, maze coral and boulder star coral increase in density and are being complemented by soft corals such as stove pipe sponges and brown tube sponges, as well as swarms of creole wrasses and blue tangs. If you are lucky you can see green sea turtles and eagle rays.
A car pile is also to be explored here, but you will need an advanced certification as the car pile is located up to a depth of approx. 45 meters. However, we dive up to 30 to 35 meters of depth. A long surface swim of about 20 minutes is required. Once at the wreck location, you can start to see the first car wrecks at about 18 meters, all the way down to approx. 45 meters deep.