Ushuaia is the capital city of the Tierra del Fuego province in Patagonia, commonly referred as the southernmost city in the world, being also an important naval base. It is located in a wide open bay, on the south coast of Isla Grande de Terra del Fuego and bordered in the north by the Martial mountain range.
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Scuba Diving in Isla Estorbo, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Argentina
Ushuaia has subpolar oceanic climate with warm summers and cool winders. The city is surrounded by Magellanic subpolar forest rich in flora and fauna with several recreation activities. However, Patagonia in not only about mountains and forests. The cold waters at “the end of the world” hide mysteries, waiting to be discovered and diving can be a real challenge.
Isla Estorbo, or else the Hindrance Island, is a small island located next to Isla Redonda. You dive in a shallow wall, in the north side of the island, perfect for beginners and night diving. The island is accessible only by boat from Bahia Ensenada and it is about 20min away. Rich in marine life and biodiversity, this diving spot is a fantastic adventure for scuba divers. The maximum depth of this location is 12 m/40 ft deep with low current.
The water visibility is good but it gets better during winter. You will find yourself diving through kelp forest, jellyfish, sea lions, corals, octapuses and king crabs as well as a wide variety of creatures and fish of the deepest oceans. It is best to book an organized dive, if you are visiting for the first time because many of the diving spots can be inaccessible or even dangerous to dive, due to the unpredictable weather conditions and the high winds that change directions during the day.
Scuba diving in Tierra del Fuego gives you the opportunity to discover a hole new world hidden underwater, in a place like no other in the world. Dry suits are necessary for this dive.
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