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Guided Shore Diving at LionsDive Beach Resort

Guided Shore Diving at LionsDive Beach Resort is the best way to experience the Stella Maris house reef led by the Ocean Encounters Dive Team!
LionsDive Beach Resort is a perfect launch point for discovering some of the Caribbean’s best reefs. This 4-star resort is located on an idyllic, palmtree studded private beach overlooking Curaçao’s clear waters and the fringing reef of our underwater park.
Book your guided shore dive at LionsDive Beach Resort to allow our certified PADI and SSI Dive Masters guide you along the Stella Maris dive site, which is one of the best house reefs in Curacao.
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Stella Maris Dive Site at LionsDive Beach Resort

Ideally located inside the Curaçao National Marine Park, the Stella Maris Reef is the house reef of LionsDive Beach Resort and Ocean Encounters Diving. This site is named the Stella Maris shipwreck located on deep water plateau far below the shallow water coral nurseries set up by Reef Renewal Curaçao.

What makes this dive site so special is the abundant health of the beautiful fringing reef system due to the constant easterly currents pushing rich nutrients along the shoreline.

Support Coral Restoration at the Stella Maris

Reef Renewal Curaçao is an initiative of Ocean Encounters and supported by the community, sponsors, volunteers and Reef Renewal International. The main objectives of this program are the restoration of our shallow water reef system, educating the community and protecting and preserving Curaçao’s natural ecosystems.  

“The significance of this Curacao reef restoration program is that together as a community here on Curacao, we are restoring our shallow water reef system while educating our youth about the importance of protecting and preserving our natural ecosystem.”

Unlimited Shore Diving in Curacao

Curacao is laid out in a way that makes the southern side of the island almost perfect for shore diving. Thanks to the geographic location, the winds in the area come from the Northeast, meaning that almost the entire southern shoreline is protected from heavy sea winds. The lack of strong winds means that divers can get their feet wet almost any time of year, and the diving from shore is calmer and safer.

Learn more about the best dive sites in Curacao and start planning your next Caribbean dive adventure today!


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LionsDive Beach Resort shore diving - FAQ's

You can drive down to the dock at LionsDive Resort. We will help you load the tanks in your car.

We have a locker room to store your dive equipment both at Lions Dive Resort and at Sunscapee Resort. It is locked outside of opening hours (8:00 – 17:00) but you can get a key for night dives.
When diving from shore, dive flags are mandatory by law in Curacao. We have dive flags available.
No, you must have your PADI/SSI or other license.