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Diving in South America

South America is big and so is its choice of diving. From cold water dives with rare species in the Galapagos to the tropical waters of Venezuela, there's something to suit everyone.

Diving in South America

Quick facts

South America is a gem of a continent with a number of incredible dive spots, including Fernando de Noronha, considered the best scuba diving destination in Brazil, Easter Island and Robinson Crusoe Islands in Chile, Malpelo Island in Columbia - home to a unique shark population, Mochima National Park in Venezuela with 36 islands just offshore and over 50 dive sites, and the crown jewels... the Galapagos, a World Heritage Site where you encounter creatures with no fear of man and some of the rarest species known on the planet.

Where to dive

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  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil

    Thanks to plentiful reefs and hauntingly impressive wrecks, Brazil is increasingly on the mind of adventurous divers. With over 4300 miles of coastline, diving spots abound in this fascinating countr…

  • Chile

    It’s clear that diving in Chile is a breathtaking adventure in some of the most remote, wild and world-class marine environments. This country is a must for adventure-seekers.

  • Colombia

    Dive with giants in Colombia in either the Pacific or the Caribbean. Head to Malpelo where hammerheads await you, or simply lounge on the sandy coastline in this jungled country.

  • Ecuador

    With one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, Ecuador should be included on every wildlife lover’s bucket list. Divers regularly log animals that can be seen nowhere else on Earth.

  • The Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
  • French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

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