Diving & Snorkelling

Explore a new world

Plunging into the crystal-clear waters of Nuevo Gulf is enough to understand why this city is the diving mecca in Argentina.

SEASON All year long
DIFFICULTY Low
DURATION 45 minutes in water / 25 minutes sailing

SNORKELING WITH SEA LIONS

Activities

Undeniable attraction for our visitors. It is a unique experience in direct contact with wild animals in a protected area. Sea lions surprise us whit the small heads getting close to the boat, anxiously seeking who will be the first person to get into the water and play with them. They propose a game and, as spectators, we adapt to them. The excursion time has to be schedule considering the natural habits of these friendly mammals that is usually early in the morning or at high tide.

Services

  • Equipment
  • Transfer
  • Previous training: It is very easy. Snorkeling consists in swimming on the surface. In case you had been certified, you may dive with scuba equipment.
  • Specialized guide.
  • Changing room with hot water showers, snacks on board.

Attractions

Sailing through the closed shores of the city and cliffs, sea birds and mammals watching  

This excursion allows you to get close to sea lions.

 

Web site of this excursion

  • Protected Area Punta Loma (15km from the city)
  • Bring swimming suit and towel

Optional

  • Dry suit: Designed NOT to get wet. It is made of neoprene with zips and closing systems that make it hermetic. Underneath, you have to wear comfortable clothes which will remain dry.
  • Photography and video service in full HD.

 

SEASON All year long
DIFFICULTY Low / Knowing how to swim is not a must / Minimum age required: 8 years
DURATION 2 hours

TRY SCUBA DIVING / DIVING WITHOUT PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Activities

First diving experience accompanied by an instructor to discover the fantastic submarine world. In the diving establishment you’ll be trained on the use of equipment and basic knowledge to dive, such as how to communicate with gestures, how to equalize and how to move underwater.

Once you are well-equipped, one by one get into the water with the instructor who will help you to adapt underwater and also assist you to meet your needs at that moment. During the diving, you’ll be enjoying a typical Patagonian ecosystem (up to 8 metres deep) and watching groupers, sandperches, white sea breams, salmons, a great number of invertebrates not only starfishes, sea urchins, anemones, sea sponges, etc., but also a wide variety of seaweed that make the place look like a real submarine wood.

 

Services

  • Equipment
  • Transfer
  • Previous training: It is very easy. You’ll learn how to breath, equalize and gesture underwater.
  • Specialized guide.
  • Changing room with hot water showers, snacks on board.

 

Attractions

Sailing through the closed shores of the city and cliffs, sea birds and mammals watching  

 

Optional

Dry suit: Designed NOT to get wet. It is made of neoprene with zips and closing systems that make it hermetic. Underneath, you have to wear comfortable clothes which will remain dry.

Photography and video service in full HD.

SEASON All year long
DIFFICULTY All certified levels / Minimum age required: 10 years
DURATION 3-4 hours

EXCURSIONS FOR SCUBA DIVERS

Activities

Puerto Madryn is internationally known as the City of Diving in Argentina. Nuevo Gulf crystal-clear waters and the great variety of life that thrives in its submarine parks turn this Patagonian enclave the entrance to the Patagonian submarine adventure. We offer a daily trip with 2 dives in different places, it is necessary to get by ship.

Services

  • Equipment
  • Transfer
  • Previous training: specific diving requirements.
  • Specialized guide.
  • Changing room with hot water showers, snacks on board.

Attractions

  • Sailing through the closed shores of the city and cliffs, sea birds and mammals watching  
  • This excursion allows you to get close to sea lions.

Optional for certified divers

  • Dry suit rental
  • Nitrox tanks
  • Photography and video service in full HD.

COURSES

Puerto Madryn offers trainings, from beginner levels to Instructors Eavluation, through the operators SSI and PADI.

SEASON All year long
DURATION 6 to 7 days

DIVING COURSES – OPEN WATER DIVER PROGRAM

The OWD course is the first step to become autonomous and confident divers. During this training instructors will teach you what’s necessary to be an independent and safe diver. Some of the objectives during these immersions will be: how to use the equipment, how to get underwater  skills, how to protect yourself and help your partner. Once you finish and pass the course, you’ll be certified to dive up to 18 metres in any part of the world.

DURATION 7 to 10 days

PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

All training levels are developed in local diving establishments such as: Dive Master, Asistan Instructor or the Instructor degree.

DURATION 2 days per specialization

SPECIALITY PROGRAMS

Puerto Madryn offers the development of other specialization programs, for instance: Dry Suit Diving, Nitrox, Deep diving, Wreck diving, Night diving, Navegation, waves currents and tides, Perfect Buoyancy, among others.

SEASON All year long
DIFFICULTY Medium/Low
DURATION All day long

ADAPTED DIVE

Activities

It usually starts in the morning, and after an explanation we put on neoprene suits and sail to a diving park. When we get there, we get into the water, make sure you are well adapted to it, and start diving up to 6 or 7 metres until a reef, where we’ll find starfishes, groupers, polyps, sandperches, sea urchins and sea anemones among others.

We recommend booking this excursion in advance in order to choose a day with good weather conditions to do it.

 

Services

  • Neoprene suit
  • Transfer
  • Adapted devices/accessibility
  • Specialized instructors

 

Attractions

  • Subaquatic flora and fauna watching
  • Natural and artificial reefs OPTIONAL
  • Photography and video services for you to have pictures of this experience.

SEASON All year long
DIFFICULTY Medium
DURATION 1 year

CARRERA DE INSTRUCTOR DE BUCEO

Servicios

En general este curso forma profesionalmente al candidato, para su total desenvolvimiento como líder de grupo. Este sistema permite en un año de desarrollo, comenzar como buceador recreativo hasta ser instructor internacional de buceo recreativo, con amplia salida laboral. Es una intensi cación de todos los cursos mencionados a continuación, con un claro objetivo. Tener una excelente base de conocimientos y desarrollo de estudio para manejarse como profesional.

Atractivos

Imagínate un trabajo donde verdaderamente estés deseoso por ir cada mañana. Navegar con increíbles puestas de sol puede ser lo normal, no la excepción, tenes la posibilidad de trabajar en el caribe, Asia, Europa, Tailandia o polinesia. El trayecto hasta el trabajo puede ser tan fácil como un paseo de diez minutos en barco y el trabajo se convierte en una aventura por si mismo.

  • OPEN WATER DIVER: (primer nivel de buceador recreativo de aguas abiertas)
  • ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER: (buzo avanzado recreativo de aguas abiertas)
  • EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE: (Capacitación en RCP y Cuidados secundarios)
  • RESCUE DIVER: (buceador de rescate)
  • DIVEMASTER: (Buceador Profesional)
  • OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR
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