Tugboat
$60 excl. equipment $85 incl. equipment

Started on May 27, 20242 hours

Once upon a time, years ago, a mishap with an anchor sunk a 9 meter long Tugboat just off the cliffs at Caracas bay and the rest is history. Nowadays this wreck is known as the most popular diving and snorkeling spot in Curacao.

Just a few meters below surface, snorkelers can enjoy this site as much as scuba divers. Fish, eel, octopus, coral and other sea creatures have made this Tugboat their home and it’s a spectacle to behold. The reef is at a steep face with different kinds of soft and hard corals like branching vase sponge, basket sponge, alcyonacea (gorgonian fan) and sea anemone. Furthermore, you see many flamingo tongue, porcupinefish, balloon fish, (juvenile) spotted ribbonfish and big parrot fish all on and around the wreck. You also have the chance to see some green sea turtles and seahorses. And the possibility to dive under the pier, which is very colorful.

For scuba divers, we start our dive over the reef, along the steep walls to around 16 to 18 meters, or deeper if the group allows. When we turn around we will take the shallow part of the reef, where we’ll find the Tugboat at around 5 meters and do our safety stop, before heading to shore.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dive Center Scuba Do is located at Jan Thiel Beach, surrounded by the popular beach restaurants Koko’s, Tinto, Zanzibar and Zest. You are welcome to enjoy a day at the beach, while diving with us. There are also many small shops on the beach, for last minute convenience shopping.
Kids as young as the age of 8 can start blowing bubbles by scuba diving in shallow water. PADI Seal Team is for kids ages 8 to 10. PADI Master Seal Team member is for kids age 10 and up. The first full course, the PADI Junior Open Water Diver course, is for kids age 10 and up. For all kids’ courses, prior parental approval is required.
In case you want to participate in a course but you take any medications or have a known medical condition, Dive Center Scuba Do needs to receive a special medical statement, signed by a doctor, stating that you are fit for diving. In all other cases, as long as you can answer all questions with a ‘no’ on the Medical Statement, you do not need medical clearance from a doctor. With your signature, you yourself affirm that you are healthy and fit for diving according to the guideline.
Yes, you can. You can start with the Discover Scuba Diving program. This is a halve day introduction course where we show you the basics of scuba diving. If you’ve liked the experience, you can continue with us for your PADI Open Water Diver certification!
We have a well-stocked rental area. As long as you can show us a proof of certification, we can rent you all the equipment you need to go out diving.
We always recommend to make a reservation upfront, we will make sure that we reserve a spot for you. Contact us by Email, Phone +5999 7679300 or WhatsApp +5999 525 0332
We are very flexible, so we recommend that you contact our dive center to plan your dive, but generally our diving courses and guided dives start at 8:30 am and at 1:00 pm / 2:00 pm, depending on the distance from the dive site to Scuba Do.
From all the sites on Curacao we selected the top sites and these you will find on our weekly schedule. Have a look here for some of the sites.
At Dive Center Scuba Do we have DIN and INT tanks available for rent
In Curacao, we have great visibility in crystal clear warm waters. Enjoy snorkeling or scuba diving with visibility between 10 to 25 meters (32 to 82 ft)!
The sea is warm enough throughout the year. The water temperature goes from 26 °C (79 °F) in February and March, to 29 °C (84 °F) in September and October. During the whole year, you can dive in a 3-mm shorty, which is available for rent at Dive Center Scuba Do.
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