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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Chile Basin

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

Chile Basin is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Chile Basin has slight variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 14.4°C (58°F) in September up to 21.6°C (70.8°F) in the month of January, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Chile Basin is located in the southern hemisphere.

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

What is the current water temperature near Chile Basin?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters near Chile Basin is about:
22°C (71°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are in close proximity to Chile Basin. A spot, which is not too far away, is Ahogados, which is more than 479.5km (297.8miles) away from Chile Basin. Click here for directions and for more information on Ahogados and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try surfing Isla Negra, which is 480.5km (298.5miles) away from Chile Basin. Another fun surfspot is Isla Negra, located ca 480.5km (298.5miles) from Chile Basin.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are in close proximity to Chile Basin. The next good one is Las Grutas, which is 948.4km (589.1miles) away from Chile Basin. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Puerto Madryn, which is ca 1016km (631.1miles) away from Chile Basin.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Chile Basin?

The water temperature at Chile Basin is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during August, September, and October, temperatures reach lows of 14°C (58°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Chile Basin?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F) during August, September, and October. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during winter when temperatures range from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Chile Basin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Chile Basin...

Do you know what the the city Giacciano con Baruchella in Italy, the city Maroko in Indonesia, and the city Santu Lussurgiu in Italy have in common with Chile Basin? Click on the links to find out...