About Substation Curaçao
Substation Curaçao launched CuraSub in June of 2010, the world’s most spectacular certified mini-submarine for tourists. The CuraSub descends four times a day from Bapor Kibra to unreachable depths for divers. Onboard, submarine passengers make a memorable journey to places where very few people have ever been. On the way they get to see colorful fish, corals and old shipwrecks, which are perfectly visible in the crystal clear waters that surround the island of Curaçao. From inside the CuraSub passengers have a clear view with visibility of over 60 ft (30m).
Because the CuraSub travels at greater depths than divers can reach, the submarine is also used for scientific marine research.
Collaboration with Curaçao Sea Aquarium
Curaçao Sea Aquarium (CSA) has also made extensive use of the CuraSub to bring the deepwater world into public view. CSA aquarists bring fishes up from depths of up to 1000 ft. They successfully allow them to decompress and acclimate to shallower conditions. They also discover rarely seen crustaceans, mollusks, and other invertebrates.
A once in a lifetime experience!
Unlike SCUBA-diving, submarine-diving has no effects of pressure change on the body. This means that people who are unfit to dive due to medical reasons are almost always allowed to dive with the submarine. People with ear-problems, cardiac disease, lung problems, and similar conditions are all allowed to dive in the submarine as well. All systems have been certified by Germanischer Lloyd’s, meeting and exceeding the highest international safety standards.