The Suit Curaçao - Swims to the Finish!
Updated: Apr 21, 2020
Today is the Day, Sunday September 8th, 2019; that The Suit will swim to the finish line starting at approximately 9:00am from Lagun. This unique Curaçao adventure that started 7 days ago at Eastpoint (Oostpunt) will finish today at Watamula, the north-west point our island signaling the completion of a nearly 100 kilometer swim at approximately 1:30pm!
Highlights of today's swim will include;
Once leaving the narrow cliffs of Playa Lagun, The Suit will head west towards Playa Jeremi, arriving there at approximately 9:30am.
Once leaving Jeremi, The Suit will be swimming towards the Kenepa Plantation. But half way towards Klein Kenepa (Klein Knip), The Suit will discover a little bit of Paradise with an enormous variety of big hard coral colonies and colourful sponges plus home to many barracuda, green morays and lobsters.
By approximately 10:00am, The Suit should reach Kenepa Chiki (Klein Knip) which is a small cove with lots of shade and white sand, and one of the prettiest beaches on the island . This is a hidden treasure for beach-goers, snorkelers, and scuba divers alike.
The next way-point will be Playa Kenepa Grandi (Grote Knip). The Suit will reach this much larger beach at approximately 10:40 pm. Grote Knip is located in an isolated and practically deserted region of the Kenepa Plantation where you will immediately be awestruck by the intensely vivid turquoise sea that lies beneath the surrounding cliffs. The sun’s rays reflecting off the white sandy sea floor causes the many shades of blues to come to life, enticing you to dive in and immerse yourself into the warmth of these Caribbean waters by enjoying a breath-taking snorkeling or scuba diving experience.
Leaving the Kenepa Plantation, The Suit will continue west towards the bay of Westpunt passing first a little known dive site called Kortape before turning into the bay to swim past Playa Forti (Sweet Alice) at around 11:30am.
By 11:35am, The Suit should reach Playa Piskado. Also known as Playa Grandi, this is a working fishermen’s beach that is home to turtles, a statue of King Neptune and an interesting, vibrant reef. Due to its proximity to the West point of the island, the reef is mostly hard corals and usually teeming with hundreds of types of fish.
For years the local fishermen have been cleaning and selling fish at this particular beach which is also a Fisherman’s Wharf. Nowadays, Playa Piskadó has become a popular spot for our island’s visitors and snorkeling ‘with’ the turtles is in high demand. BUT... Before you get in the water we would like to invite you to first read the signs and information made available at the beach by Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao.
"Please respect our sea turtles and our local fishermen at Playa Piskadó. Do not touch nor feed the turtles, don’t chase after them but respect their natural environment and help us conserve this beautiful and unique experience."
After leaving Playa Piskado, the Suit will head to Playa Kalki, the home of GO WEST Diving, arriving there at approximately 12:30pm. At this point, due to safety considerations, The Suit will say good-bye to all participating recreational swimmers and divers so that the final stretch can be completed without endangering anyone.
Heading into the final leg of this unique Curaçao adventure, The Suit will swim through Watamula - an intense and sometimes overwhelming spectacle starting with a hard coral field, then a soft coral patch, then finally ending with another hard coral field before arriving at the north-west point of Curaçao at approximately 1:30, signaling the completion of this incredible 100 kiliometer adventure to provide you with a unique perspective of Curaçao's coral reefs!
Stay Tuned... for the Day 8 recap!