Diving in Easter Island

Anakena and Ovahe beaches are recognized as a diving paradise because of the clarity of its waters.

Monday, July 27, 2009 Category: Beach
Buceo en Isla de Pascua Isla de Pascua (Photo:Turismo Chile)

The area is known as a diving paradise because of the clarity of its waters, which can be over 50 meters deep, and a pleasant temperature of around 22º Celsius. Easter Island’s geographic location gives it unique flora and fauna, with a large number of endemic fish.

The best places are the Anakena and Ovahe beaches, with white and very fine sands; the Motu Tautara caves, the Motu Nui and Motu Kao Kao cliffs, the depths of Tepeu and Omohi, and the corals of Hanga Roa and Péreouse bays. Here you can find hundreds of multicolored fish and caves that at one time attracted Jacques Cousteau.

The largest coral in the world, at a depth of 18 meters, is particularly amazing, and the chance to engage in wall diving is a pleasure for experts.