An awesome sight, scubadiving with a whale mother and its young… Experience diving with the Eubalanea Australis or Southern Right whales in Puerto Piramide on the Peninsula Valdes, Argentina. The Peninsula Valdes was declared Natural World Heritage the UNESCO in December of 1999. To be underwater with a mother and her calf is an almost unbelievable experience and scary and emotional at the same time.
Location is the Nature Reserve of Peninsula Valdes, in the most North East part of de Golfo Nuevo. Puerto Piramide is the only little village on the peninsula and is visited by whales, orca’s, penguins and sea lions who come here to give birth every fall. Around half December the whales and orcas swim out with their young and the village is, once again, very quiet until next year.
Getting to Puerto Piramide
By car: You can reach Peninsula Valdes by rental car (rent your car at RENT A CAR, Avenida Roca 624, Puerto Madryn). From Puerta Madryn it is about a 1 1/2 hr. drive to the Peninsula.By bus: The “Mar y Valle” bus goes twice/day to Peninsula Valdes and returns two hours later.
When to Visit Puerto Piramide
Best time to scuba dive with the whales is from half November through half December. Remember to be geared up properly as the water is icy cold and dark all year round.