Visit, dive or snorkel with a colony of sea lions in Puerto Madryn nature reserve in Argentina.

Bucea Hoy - PADI 5* IDC

What: Punta Loma nature reserve where South America’s only permanent sea lion colony resides. View the colony from on top of the cliffs, or from in-water.

Where: Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Patagonian Coast, Argentina

When: All year round.

How to experience

Stay on land: The colony is about 40 minutes by car from the centre of Puerto Madryn.

Get wet: Bucea Hoy is a PADI 5* Instructor Development Centre (IDC) offering snorkelling and scuba diving trips to the Punta Loma nature reserve:

  • The centre offers a full range of PADI courses focussed on children from age 8+.
  • PADI Green star award winners and is 100% AWARE.
  • Argentina’s first National Diving School for Accessible Diving.



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