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Every Thursday* we go out to dive one of the best wreck dives of the Caribbean! The first dive will be at the Superior Producer which is a deep dive; the second dive will be on one of the amazing reefs of Curacao. Since this is an advanced deep dive; a check dive with our dive center is required.
*If weather conditions allow diving at this dive site.
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 shipwrecks, this is definitely one that you need to add to your must-see list. 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.
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.