How Cold Could It Be to Scuba Dive in Easter Island?

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10 Responses

  1. Hayato Davis says:

    Hi Teja! Your blog is very nice. What a great place to dive. I really like it. A scuba diver always looking for some new places to dive. Thanks for sharing such beautiful and adventure places through your blog. Keep posting.

    • Teja says:

      Thank you! For some reason nobody ever mentions scuba diving, when they write about Easter Island. People don’t make time for this when they come! They should totally stay a little longer on Easter Island for this.

  2. Candy says:

    What a wonderful post! I’ve never dived (on my bucket list) but I can’t imagine doing so in such cold water. What a trooper you are!

    • Teja says:

      I think a lot of divers wouldn’t consider 21 degrees that cold haha! There’s a reason why marine mammals are often padded with blubber!

  3. Wendy says:

    Oh my gosh, I can totally relate! I don’t dive, but I went snorkeling in Silfra in Iceland. They warned us that our faces would go numb and they were right! I was seriously wondering why I wanted to do this, but in the end it was worth it. Thanks for sharing your dive experience in Easter Island.

  4. Penny says:

    I’ve been looking forward to this article for so long. One thing that really resonated with me was ‘soothing tones’. I’m hydrophobic but for some reason I love dives. I get panicky at the surface and the moment I submerge, everything feels right and I can quite literally feel my pulse calm down. That’s why I need to scout through the available diving schools before I pick one. I need the calm vibe. In my experience, I found myself most comfortable with calm instructors and small groups.

    • Teja says:

      Hahahaha sorry this took so long from when I posted the FB promise! I had to get the reflective stories out of my system before I can write the fun ones!

      I’m the same. The first dive is when I am uncomfortable going down. But once down, my whole body remembers this is ok, and indeed the feeling of being surrounded by water is the best thing – it’s magical. I don’t even have to see anything, just floating and moving in 3D is what does it for me. I also carefully look through reviews of dive centres too. I try to figure out which ones are the ‘go go go’ ones frequented by the commando types and stay far away! I like the chill ones who like new people and spend time including them into the destination.

  5. Christina says:

    Sounds like you had an incredible dive! Even if I knew how to scuba dive, I would not do this because of the cold temperature. I cannot handle the cold whatsoever. The replica moa is a nice touch. Of course, we all want to travel to see natural and original marks of history, but since you cannot see the original, I think it is nice they made this an option. Also, the marine life photos of the fish are amazing! And I love your writing :)

    • Teja says:

      The thing is, it’s apparently 20 degrees is not super cold for people from temperate countries (or with more erm… let’s say insulation)! But yeah, I cannot stand cold, so consider this story a PSA to people like us who are contemplating diving in Easter Island – suit up all the way!!