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Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Uruguay
Ready to check out the best sites in Uruguay for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 11 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 Uruguay to suit your needs.
#1 - Cantera El Terrible
Just north of Salto Cantera El Terrible is also known as Cantera El Terrible (Chica).
#2 - Cantera Riachuelo
Cantera Riachuelo is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Uruguay which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
#4 - Stella Maris
Suitable for snorkelling and dive training. Some natural pools are excellent for children Piriapolis Punta Fria Stella Maris is also known as Punta Fria.
#7 - Cantera El Terrible (Grande)
Cantera El Terrible (Grande) is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Uruguay which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
#8 - Punta Colorada
Punta Colorada is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Uruguay which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
#10 - Cantera Ferrando
Ferrando quarry is a quarry that was closed in 1950 to root constant flooding, this is because it is a few meters (not more than 500) of the Silver River and its estuary. initially install a pipe with a pump to draw water but the water finally finish to win the efforts of the miners. this pipe is now used as a reference for novice divers, so you can use the same stone walls of the same. it is advisable not to go from May to June until November, at the beginning of the summer in the southern hemisphere, as the water temperature is in the order of 12-14 degrees centigrade, which joined almost always wind makes the place very cold. There is something natural fauna, various fish, from which there is more variety of "old water" very friendly local species. the locals are very friendly people. its from a rural road, very near to the "colonia del sacramento" downtown Cantera Ferrando is also known as Ferrando, ferrandito.
#11 - Jose Ignacio
In this place (as many others in the Atlantic coast from Uruguay) the conditions are generally not very good for diving (big waves, lack of visibility). It is somewhat rare to find good visibilty(lets say one a month visibilty can cattain as much as 4 m and almost never more than 5 meters). Close to Maldonado. Jose Ignacio is also known as Faro Jose Ignacio.