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Peru’s waters are relatively colder than other places due to the Humboldt Current. Average temperature between April and November is 14°C and between December and March is 19°C. The visibility is not all that good as it remains between 5 to 8 meters. However, at times it may improve to 15 to 18 meters, but that is very rare. Nonetheless, Peru’s waters have rich and diverse marine life with sea lions, moray eels and frogfish and landscape adorned by kelp forests, walls and wrecks. A Peruvian NGO Mundo Azul arranges diving excursions which are very informative, given the fact that their team comprises of three biologists. Kelp Forests are also a great diving attraction in Peru. These nearly 10 meters high algae held up by gas filled bubbles are a perfect hideout of numerous fish species. Diving in these landscapes is truly an unforgettable experience. La Gurta De Los Osos is a great place for snorkeling. The experience is enriched by presence of sea lions around you. Other popular sites are La Corona del Diable and La Roca del Pinaculo. The coast of Peru is an amazing place ready to be explored. It has more than 1000 species of fish, 1400 of mollusks and 300 of shellfish. The colonies of sea lions also add to the beauty and value of Peru’s dive sites.


Note - Travel to any destination may be adversely affected by conditions including (but not limited) to security, entry and exit requirements, health conditions, local laws and culture, natural disasters and climate. Regardless of your destination, check your local travel advisory board or department for travel advice about that location when planning your trip and again shortly before you leave.

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