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New Sunk Boats for diving in Puerto Madryn

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2 Of the 14 areas of underwater tourism that are in Puerto Madryn, were created with a difference of 4 months. At the end of 2017, a Chinese fishing vessel that had been caught when fishing illegally in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Argentina sank. The boat HU SHUN YU 809 known in the nautical environment as “El Chino” measures 226 ft ( 69 m ) in length and is sunk at 105 ft ( 32 m ) depth, 3.000 ft ( 900 m ) from the coast. This dive excursion is suitable for advanced level and above. Just ten minutes of navigation this wreck is ideal for technical diving or deep diving.

Sinking area of El Chino underwater park of Puerto Madryn

Sinking area of El Chino underwater park of Puerto Madryn

The second sunken, was El Urabain, on April 18, 2018, a fishing vessel and refrigerator that caught fire at the pier Storni, the large dock of Puerto Madryn in September 2017. Larger, that El Chino is 260 ft ( 79 m ) long and 40 ft ( 12 m ) of the beam, it is 95 ft ( 26 m ) deep and is suitable for beginners and advanced, is also found in the same area, in front of Punta Cuevas, where is the monument to the Indian Tehuelche.

The Sinking of El Urabain in the Bay of Puerto Madryn

The Sinking of El Urabain in the Bay of Puerto Madryn

Two must-see options for underwater adventure tourism offered by Peninsula Valdes for diving enthusiasts. And while there are several dive operators, and all very good and responsible, when I came to live in the area more than 20 years ago I worked in one of them and I feel a special affection for Aquatours diving that by the way, gave us these photos to dedicate an article to these new submarine parks.

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