The best places to practice diving in Chile

6 places throughout the national territory that are perfect to practice diving.

Experience Robinson
Experience Robinson

With 4,300 km of shore and several islands around the national territory, Chile has several locations that are perfect for diving. Places where you can soak in the waters and appreciate the marine flora and fauna, along with ships and mysterious sculptures.

Iquique:
Having La Esmeralda as its main attraction, diving in Iquique has reached high popularity thanks to the warmth and the turquoise colour of its waters. With a high presence of micro algae and marine fauna, it is the ideal place for beginners.

Punta de Choros:
Just a few miles from La Serena, the transparent water of Punta de Choros makes it the perfect place to appreciate the marine life, reaching a visibility of only 10 meters away from the bottom of the sea. With presence of dolphins, sea lions and schools’ diversity, marine life makes itself present in the IV region.

Los Molles:
Due to its geographical feature of acting as a boundary between the north and the south of the country, Los Molles has a diverse presence of marine species. Knowing the advantages of this area, the town has several different agencies that offer classes and tours.

Easter Island:
With 50 meters of marine visibility, Easter Island is one of the most popular places for this practice, both nationally and internationally. It not only has unique species due to its geographic location, but it also has a moai submerged more than 20 meters deep, which has become one of its main attractions.

Quintay:
With several diving schools, this locality has a wide experience of underwater exploration. The Valparaíso region has been the place for several shipwrecks, and in Quintay you can find some of them only 8 meters deep.

Juan Fernandez:
It is considered one of the best 10 places to practice diving worldwide. The waters of Juan Fernández have a broad variety of plants, algae and marine animals; aspect that has awarded it the designation of World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

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