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The wreck of the Superior Producer in Curacao is one of the most popular wreck dives in the former dutch Caribbean. The ship which was a small freighter that sank just outside the harbor of the island.

If you love diving ship wrecks, this is definitely one that you need to add to your must-see list. Continue reading to learn why this dive site is so popular among wreck divers.

The History Behind the Superior Producer

The Superior Producer sank in September of 1977 outside the busy port of Willemstad. The ship was headed towards Isla Margarita in Venezuela. It was filled with alcohol and clothes, which would be used for the upcoming Christmas shopping season.

But because the seas were rough and there was far too much heavy cargo on the ship that ended up shifting out of place, it became impossible for it to stay afloat. Just a little while after the ship set sail the ship began to sink quickly on an even keel.

The Superior Producer On her Way Down

While this may seem like a tragedy, the people on shore were actually overjoyed because they were able to essentially take everything that they could recover from the cargo on the ship. People donned the clothes and drank up all of the alcohol that did not go down with the Superior Producer.

The story goes that the people who recovered the clothes from the ship gave this to the islanders who really needed it who used the jeans, shirts a for years to come.

The Location of the Superior Producer Wreck

The wreck of the Superior Producer in Curaçao is found sitting upright in about 30 meters, or 100 feet, of water. It is easily found about 60 meters, or 197 feet, off the coast of Otrobanda. It measures roughly 50 meters, or 164 feet, in length, so it is definitely a sight to behold at the bottom of the sea, and as you approach it, you will begin to see its vast shadow taking shape.

The Superior Producer Wreck dive usually is a shore dive Expect to do a surface swim of 5 to 10 minutes before you get to the mooring that is attached to the ship. Since the wreck lies so close to the actual cruise terminal boots are not allowed to get to the dive site.

Dont like shore dives and you are in the mood for something different? Why not book a Heli Dive? This is not for the faint hearted. Check out the video below! contact us if you would like to dive the Superior Producer from a Helicopter.

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Diving the Superior Producer Curaçao

The Superior Producer Wreck is really a sight to behold today. Since the year it sank, a variety of marine species have covered it and transformed it into a reef of its own. It is covered in a huge variety of different types of corals and sponges, creating a colorful display that will certainly take your breath away as you approach the wreck during your descent.

Night dives are also available, during which you would need a dive light to really see the colors and the marine life found throughout the wreck, but even during a daytime dive, you may wish to bring a dive light with you, as this tool will allow you to really see into the darkest parts of the wreck and the light will also bring out the true vibrancy of the corals and sponges.

Orange cup corals and orange tube corals, in particular, which can be found covering the wheelhouse of the wreck, are a beautiful sight especially at night, when the wreck literally glows in an orange hue. You can swim to the boom as well, which features lovely purple and yellow tube sponges that stand out against the blue of the deep water.

And barracuda love to spend their time around the bow of the wreck, while blackbar soldierfish can also be found in the wheelhouse.

As you slowly and more closely examine all of the myriad parts of this wreck, you will quickly realize that this has become a truly awe-inspiring underwater habitat. From the tiniest shrimp to the variety of corals that thrive here, nature has certainly been able to transform this ship into a safe haven where marine life can live without fear.

Underwater photographers love this wreck site, whether they are looking for wide-angle shots or they are more concerned with macro photography and capturing the details on the tiniest creatures living throughout the ship’s remains.

Dive the Superior Producer

Who Can Dive the Superior Producer Curaçao?

Many dive operators in Curacao will be able to take you there. Since it is a fairly deep dive and the currents can be strong is should only be dived by scuba divers with an advanced certification or higher. As an experienced diver, you definitely will not be bored diving this his wreck. But no matter how experienced you are as a diver, just remember that the currents surrounding the wreck can change, so be prepared for anything.

Would you like to go dive The Wreck of the Superior Producer? Feel free to contact us. We have multiple partners that offer dive packages + accommodation and 1 tank dives to this iconic wreck.

Would you like to scuba dive the Superior Producer in Curacao or have you been already? Let us know in the comments below

Planning a scuba trip to Curacao? Then you should download the ultimate scuba dive checklist just like 5000+ other divers already so you will not forget to bring anything.

Blog written by: Rutger Thole who is an avid scuba diver and loves to travel, dive and write about scuba diving. Based in Amsterdam he runs and at least twice a year he plans a dive trip of the beaten track.

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