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Dive in the Nahuel Huapi

They say diving in the Nahuel Huapi is unmatched. We tell you what it's like to dive into one of the most beautiful lakes in Bariloche.

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If you want to dive, this is the best time! We are in full diving season at the Nahuel Huapi. This runs from November to April. It water temperature is usually between 10 and 12 degrees Celsius. By That, this is the best time to go into the crystal clear waters. Barilochenses. At this point of the year there are dives with wet suits. The recommended thickness is 6 millimeters in two pieces, boots and hood. East type of suits allows the entry of little water and better maintains the temperature body.

Starting in May, the low season begins, as temperatures drop to about 2º. Divers are less than in high season, however, with the right suit, it is still possible to perform the activity.

What do you need to dive?

Like flying, diving, for some people, can turn out Scary. However, it is an activity that is available to all. Childish and adults. You just need to know how to swim and feel comfortable in the water. On the other hand, there are instructors who guide tourists in their first diving experience. These diving baptisms have a total duration of approximately four hours. It starts with a video and explanatory chat, and then contact the practice team. First you make a few practical surface, with water up to the waist, and then it Dive. Diving time depends on the load of the tank, between half an hour and Fifty minutes. An instructor coordinates the experience, to make it safe and comfortable all the time. To perform baptism you do not need to have previous experience. It can be done by people over 10 years old and in good health conditions.

Dive Points

There are many places to dive the Nahuel Huapi, in Bariloche. They vary according to their attractiveness and difficulty levels. These are some of them.

  • Playa Bonita: It is located 8 km from the center, on Lake Nahuel Huapi. It is one of the busiest beaches in the area. Rehabilitation dives, courses, baptisms and diving for divers with little experienceare carried out here.
  • Arroyo La Angostura: Arroyo la Angostura is a canal that connects Lake Moreno and Lake Nahuel Huapi. The activity begins in El Moreno, at an average depth of 15 meters, and ends in the Nahuel Huapi. It presents some difficulty considering the relief of the background and requires a great mastery of buoyancy. You can see all the typical species of Patagonian lakes, as well as showy accumulating log formations.
  • Villa Traful: This is one of thebest dive sites . It is made up of a series of bays that, in addition to their beauty, are protected against the wind.
  • Floating Snorkeling in the Limay River: This activity is an experience full of excitement, as itcombines the practice of snorkeling with the speed of the river . There are two places on the river to practice it, each with different difficulties. One option is La Boca. The practice begins at Nahuel Huapi Lake (to acclimatize to snorkel) and continues along the river. The other proposal is in the Amphitheatre, intended for practitioners with a greater mastery of the technique. Both journeys last about 2 hours.

Publication Date: 22/01/2020

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