Overview of Kleine Knip

Kleine Knip

ABC Islands


This is a more rustic version of the previous site, Grote Knip. See that site for entrance instructions; Kleine Knip is along the way.

Directions: Follow the directions of the Grote Knip site.


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01/22/2013 Anonymous (Avg: 4.13 Review) - About a 10 min swim out with snorkel to reef. Security was there when we arrived (Mon) but gone when we left. Families were at the beach; we were the only divers. Nice spot. I wouldn't leave anything in the car at all.

04/16/2008 Suzy Pinnell (Avg: 3.92 Review) - Klein Knip is one of Curacao's secret, hidden gems, perfect for shore diving. The small beach is sand mixed with corals with benches and shade for relaxing on your surface interval. The swim out is about 10 easy, slow minutes over a sandy bottom - make sure you do it on your front!!! This is the place to spot eagle rays in the shallow, sandy bottom before the reef starts. Dive the reef to the left or the right, both are equally lovely and the current is usually negligible, if any at all. Points to note: 1) Security can be an issue at this beach. Leave your car windows open and don't leave ANYTHING valuable inside or unattended on the beach. 2) The onsite bar/restrooms is only open on random days so it's best to assume there are no facilities on site. Enjoy! Suzy(at)the-dive-bus(dotcom)

08/06/2007 Ian from Sydney (Avg: 3.83 Review) - Just dived this site recently with The Dive Bus and it was just amazing... We had the beach to ourselves during the week, the colours of the ocean are wonderful to just sit back and look at during the surface interval and lunch break. Lucky enough to spot an eagle ray in the sand patch on the swim out, plus heaps of fish and cool coral formations on the dive. Relaxed, easy, fun dives with our own private beach - perfect :o)

02/06/2007 DiveDevil (Avg: 3.63 Review) - Very nice shoredive, the way shorediving is meant to be. Very nice drive to the beach, nice secluded beach with easy access. Just enjoy the scenery while swimming out and then just go down and enjoy a nice coral landscape. Easy reef to navigate, just follow north or south according to current. As always, how sadly it may be, beware of robberies and leave no valuables in the car. But the dive is worth it!

12/28/2002 Allan Myers (Avg: 4.42 Review) - Very secluded site during the week... the weekends on the other hand are hopping with the locals BBQing at the beach and having a good time. I did four dives at this site and loved every one! It's quite a kick out to the reef, but worth the effort. Without a doubt some of the best coral formations I've ever seen. Sea life was a plenty! On my third dive after kicking out about half way on my back I decided to flip over and snorkel the rest of the way only to find myself in the middle of literally thousands of small jellyfish shaped like that little spaceship Darth Vader used in Star Wars! Needless to say initially I was pretty freaked out! Fortunately they turned out to be harmless and we just swam right through them. That was fun!

11/25/2001 Jerry Litzza (Avg: 3.40 Review) - Very Nice site. Nobody here in November

11/17/2001 Kirk Peddicord (Avg: 4.67 Review) - The swim to the reef was a long one but once there you will be glad you did it. The coral formations are better than any I have seen in the 22 dives on Curacao. Went east along the wall and saw tons of fish. marine life not as diverse as some other spots but none the less it was a blast. I wish I could have stayed longer. Not much of a beach so wear booties. Dove 11-17 at 11 AM

07/24/2001 Fiona Rattray (Avg: 4.53 Review) - Bit of a surface haul...diversity of coral and healthy fish..


Site Photos

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Parking at Kleine Knip 

Parking is hard-packed dirt, so you'll have no problem. There is a small wall in the background for assembling and climbing into your gear.

Right Entry

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Right Entry at Kleine Knip 

The entry couldn't be easier.




Aerial at Kleine Knip 
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The kick-out is a bit more forgiving than Grote Knip. The road to Grote Knip heads to the left.

Last Verification: February, 2001  


Diver Averages for  Kleine Knip  (1=worst, 5=best)

Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  4.75
Bottom Conditions:  4.25
Reef Conditions:  4.25
Animal Life:  4.38
Plant Life:  4.00
Facilities:  2.38
Solitude 3.50
Roads:  3.50
*Site Average:  4.07

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  3.25
Beginner Scuba:  4.25
Intermediate Scuba:  4.63
Advanced Scuba:  4.13
Night diving Scuba:  2.75

Number of reviews for this site: 8


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