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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Animal Basin

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Animal Basin...

Animal Basin is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Animal Basin changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 14.7°C (58.5°F) in February up to 20.2°C (68.4°F) in the month of October, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is , since Animal Basin is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Animal Basin?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters near Animal Basin is about:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Animal Basin. The next good one is Isla de Todos Santos, which is 56.1km (36.8miles) away from Animal Basin. Click here for directions and for more information on Isla de Todos Santos and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Animal Basin are Punta San Jose, which is approximately 59.2km (36.8miles) away, and San miguel, located approximately 63.6km (39.5miles) from Animal Basin.

Are there beaches in close proximity to Animal Basin?

No, there are not many beaches near to Animal Basin. A beach that might be worth checking out is Ensenada, which is just 68.7km (42.6miles) away from Animal Basin. Another beach near Animal Basin is Coronado Municipal Beach, which is ca 75.9km (47.1miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Animal Basin?

The water temperature at Animal Basin is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of . During this time, in the , a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to approximately 15°C (59°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Animal Basin?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during when temperatures reach 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Animal Basin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Animal Basin...

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