Playa Kalki (Alice in Wonderland)
One of the nicest dive spots on Curacao, Playa Kalki, also called Alice in Wonderland, is a perfect spot for a day at the beach with divers, snorkelers and sunlovers. The name “Kalki” refers to the limestone in the surrounding cliffs. This small cove is situated in Westpunt below Lodge Kura Hulanda & Beach Resort. There are no amenities on the beach, but divers are welcome to climb the steps leading up from the beach and visit the resort for lunch or drinks.
This is one of the top 10 dive spots on the island, so you will often meet up with other divers underwater or at the beach. Carry or wear gear down the long flight of steps at the edge of the parking lot. Sand and coral rubble cover the bottom at the entry. Enter directly in line with the buoy. Visibility averages 30 mtrs (100 ft) and the distance to swim from shore is about three minutes to the wall which drops to below 18 mtrs (60 ft). Wave action is generally calm with with little current, although occasionally the current can be strong and unpredictable. Beware of jetski’s overhead. Look for green moray eels, lobsters, and mushroom shaped star coral formations, as well as a wide array of colorful reef fish. Below 30 mtrs (100 ft) are large areas of sheet or plate coral.
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