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Scuba diving in Chile

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Diving in Chile

Quick facts

  • Easter Island is a 5 hour flight from Santiago.
  • Summer (Dec-Mar) sees most dive centres open 7 days a week, though May/June is a good autumn season.
  • If you're visiting Chile and planning to dive, its adviseable to get in touch (by telephone) with a dive centre first. Be prepared though... their English can be poor.
  • Water temperatures are low so a good wetsuit or drysuit is recommended.
  • The Llaima Volcano, in southern Chile, erupted on 2 January 2008. Visitors to the area are advised to be alert to press, TV and radio announcements and follow any guidance given by the local authorities.
  • Dengue Fever is endemic to Latin America and can occur throughout the year. In 2007 there was a marked increase in the number of reported cases of Dengue Fever across the region. To minimise exposure to mosquito bites and avoid being bitten you are advised to use mosquito repellent regularly and cover up with suitable clothing. In Chile the only area reported to be currently affected is Easter Island. No fatalities have been reported. [Source: www.fco.gov.uk] Check to up-to-date advice before travelling.

When to go

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Water temperature

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Where to dive

Pricing on request
Pricing on request
USD 46Per dive
Pricing on request
Pricing on request

What to see

Chilean peso
GMT -4
Temperate; desert in north, mediterranean in central region, cool and damp in south
Natural hazards:
Severe earthquakes, active volanoes, tsanamis
Diving season:
Year round
Water temperature:
21C/79F (Jan-March)
15C/61F (July-Sept)
Air temperature:
Varied - click to see details


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