Water activity

Puerto Madryn: Scuba Dive and Snorkeling with Sea Lions

Puerto Madryn: Scuba Dive and Snorkeling with Sea Lions

From US$ 186 per person

Take a 3-hour trip to Punta Loma Natural Reserve and learn about sea lions’ habits while playing with them in the blue waters of Golfo Nuevo. Visit the oldest natural reserve in the Valdes Peninsula and discover amazing marine vegetation.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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  • Sail the Golfo Nuevo and get up close with friendly sea lions
  • Discover Punta Loma’s white cliffs and see cormorant birds nesting
  • Learn about sea lions at the Punta Loma Reserve
Full description
Meet your local guide and depart to the Punta Loma Natural Reserve, the oldest natural reserve in the Valdes Peninsula. This is the only spot in the area that hosts a colony of 700 sea lions all year round. Dive into the teal-colored water just below the white cliffs that are home to hundreds of black cormorants. You’ll sail for 30 minutes in the waters of Golfo Nuevo to reach the dive departure point. After the technical and safety talk, get into the water with a group of up to 6 people to start an easy dive. Sea lions are really curious creatures, and almost never reluctant to play with new visitors. You’ll be able to explore the area for 45 minutes to get closer to these furry friends, and then get ready to discover other kinds of fauna and marine vegetation. If you have no experience in scuba diving, you can do some snorkeling on the water’s surface where sea lions will also approach. Your tour guide will assist you along the way. At the end of the day, enjoy facturas (classic Argentine pastries) before sailing back to Puerto Madryn.
  • 4-hour round trip from meeting point
  • Diving and snorkeling
  • Technical equipment (wetsuit, scuba diving and snorkeling gear)
  • Traditional Argentine snack
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the starting time.

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What to bring

  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Scuba diving only suitable for experienced divers
  • Snorkeling suitable for non-experienced divers
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Departure times depend on some variables, such as the time of year and wind conditions
  • Guests must be at least 6 years old to join the tour
  • A wetsuit, scuba diving, and snorkeling gear will be provided
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Product ID: 276767