Erwin Ruijsink Is Going Where No Man Has Gone Before

Erwin Ruijsink Is Going Where No Man Has Gone Before

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Klein Curaçao (English: Little Curaçao) is a small uninhabited island southeast of Curaçao in the Caribbean Sea. Part of the country of Curaçao, it has an old lighthouse that oversees the gorgeous diving spots, coral reef, and underwater caves that encircle the island.

Amid the colorful fish and sea turtles that engulf the island, Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard member Erwin Ruijsink plans to complete the first documented swim from Klein Curaçao to Curaçao, a distance up to 16 km depending on where the currents will take him. Because of the deep waters and strong winds around Curaçao, Ruijsink may be fighting some challenging conditions as he approaches his destination.

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