Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Peru
Ready to check out the best sites in Peru for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 5 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Peru to suit your needs.
#1 - El chuncho ucusana
El Chuncho is a tiny bay on the island of Pucusana port. Because of its all year calm waters it is used for training by Peruvian dive schools. It's a great place for people that dive the first time in Peru and want to slowly adjust to the strong wave movements along the Peruvian coast. There is a thick kelp forest in the bay. When diving there one should start diving the kelp forest in the center of the bay and end by diving along the wall. El Chuncho is always good for a surprise. Many times you can find unusual species in this dive spot. Non-national divers must rent their diving equipment or organize their trip in Lima. There is no dive center in Pucusana. Access: Drive the Panamerican Highway south direction to Paracas till you reach the exit for Pucusana, continue till you get to the port. El chuncho ucusana is also known as El Chuncho, Pucusana.
#2 - Palomino Island
This dive is all about South American sea lions (Otaria byronia). You are diving in front of a 5000 sea lion colony. The dive consists of diving down the anchor line to 22 meters of depth, where you sit on the sand and enjoy and interact with dozens of sea lions that curiously swim around you. Attention: Sea lions may make body contact with divers. Previously organized or in advance booked dive trips on demand do start from the local fishing pier of Chorillos, Lima (You can not just go there and get a boat - you need to book with a diving company in Lima) Palomino Island is also known as Sea lion dive.
#3 - El Dado
El Dado is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Peru which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
#4 - Punta Naplo
Punta Naplo is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Peru which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.