Althorpe Island is located opposite the Innes National Park, in Yorke Peninsula. The spot is an tiny island, studded with dive sites walls of over 65 ft/20 m, three wrecks and seal colonies to name a few. Minimum winter temperatures average around 4°C/39.2°F and the maximum can reach 40°C/140°F during summer.
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Scuba Diving in Isla Mary Ann, 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 Mary Ann is located in the Beagle Channel across the Ushuaia Airport. The island is accessible by boat from the city’s harbor. Rich in marine life and biodiversity, this diving spot is a fantastic adventure for scuba divers. The average depth of this location is at 5 m/16 ft and the maximum 10 m/32 ft with low currents. The water visibility is medium but it gets better during winter. You will find yourself surrounded by huge kelp, jellyfish, corals and king crabs as well as a wide variety of creatures and fish of the deepest oceans.
There is a possibility for sealions to appear and play with you while diving. Isla Mary Ann is a great spot for beginners. 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. Drysuits are necessary for this dive.