Category: Diving in Argentina


Diving in Argentina is one of the best in the Americas with famous diving spots such as Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego and famous dives such as The Beagle Channel in Ushuaia. Argentina is a great destination for scuba divers who love cold water diving and sea lions. A little less known, you can also give a try at diving in El Calafate.

The marine life in Argentina is mostly about sea lions, leopard seals, king crabs, kelp forests and nudibranchs. It’s the right place to go for experienced divers mainly. Due to the water temperatures, regarding scuba gear, it is most common to scuba dive there in a dry suit. The best time of the year is often from October to May. The best dive sites can be reached by boat.

Below you will find all my best scuba diving stories from diving in Argentina. I share my top tips on how to organise your trip, my favourites dives, what is the best itinerary or how to do it without breaking the bank. From a travel budget point of view, Argentina is a higher budget destination, so save up accordingly.

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[VIDEO] Argentina underwater & beyond

This video is the summary of my Argentinian adventure of 2013.  I made a tour of Argentina from Iguazu to Tierra del Fuego, via Buenos Aires and Patagonia. I went scuba diving in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, with southern king crabs (Centollas) and with sea lions in Puerto Madryn, Patagonia. On the way, I also enjoyed hiking along Perito Moreno Glacier and watching tango dancers in Buenos Aires. This

A foretaste of Antarctica in Ushuaia, Argentina

I have many scuba diving books at home, but few of them deal with what I’m looking for… inspirational places with unique scuba diving experience. Knowing that I wanted to go to Argentina a long time ago, I started quickly to look for the scuba diving spots of Argentina. Not really known for scuba diving, none of my books even talked about it! It