Virtual Postcards From One of the Caribbean's Favourite Diving Destinations
The island of Curaçao in the southern Caribbean is regularly voted as one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world, placing fifth overall in DIVE's 2019 Travel Awards. During the difficult days of the coronavirus lockdown, Nature Pics Films and Dive Curaçao teamed up to produce a series of virtual postcards of the island and its diving to remind previous visitors of happier days and let anybody who hasn't been there before know what they're missing for making post-lockdown holiday plans.
Here in Episode 11, we visit Blue Bay Curaçao, and in Episode 12, the picturesque Jan Thiel Bay.
Episode 11 - Blue Bay Curaçao
Blue Bay Curaçao is a 220-hectare plantation close to the fishermen’s village of Sint-Michiel (Boca Sami), north-west of Willemstad, now home to a Golf and Beach Resort. Understandably, many think that the name Blue Bay was chosen because of the striking blue water in the bay. The truth is that this alluring part of Curaçao was already named ‘Blaauwbaai’ (Blue Bay in Dutch), after Anno Blaauw, the owner at the time, where he grew limes, oranges and – to make the name even more appropriate – the blue pigment indigo.
Episode 10 - Jan Thiel Bay
Jan Thiel Bay is a popular and cosmopolitan beach known for far more than its clear blue water. There are places to chill with an ice cold cocktail, four unique restaurants with a wide diversity of culinary delights and some of the best reefs around the island, particularly the wonderful house reef of the on-site PADI dive operator, Dive Center Scuba Do.