Tugboat Wreck refers to the site of a tugboat that sank just off Curacao years ago and has since become one of the island’s most popular dive sites. The wreck can be found just five meters beneath the surface of the water and can be easily swam out to from the shore near Caracas Bay. The water is clear, the currents mild, and the wreck itself is in good condition and still well intact. It sits upright with coral and marine sponges growing from it and many species of fish swimming all around it.
Even those who don’t wish to dive or snorkel will be able to see the wreckage from the surface, although the more adventurous will find a rewarding underwater world beyond the wreck itself, where the reef drops off into a steep wall. Here the ocean becomes deeper and the reef more dramatic as one peers down into the depths.
The Tugboat Wreck is located off the shore of Caracas Bay. To locate the wreck, look for the orange mooring buoys; this is where the dive tour boats anchor up.