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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near West Scotia Basin

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about West Scotia Basin...

West Scotia Basin is a geographical landform. The water temperature around West Scotia Basin has moderate variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 1.5°C (34.6°F) in July up to 6.3°C (43.3°F) in the month of December, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 3°C (38°F) and the best time for water activities is early winter, since West Scotia 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 West Scotia Basin?

The current water temperature in the month of July near West Scotia Basin is ca:
1°C (35°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to West Scotia Basin?

Not many surf spots are located in close proximity to West Scotia Basin. A spot that might be worth checking out is Falkland Islands, which is more than 419.8km (260.7miles) away from West Scotia Basin. Click here for directions and for more information on Falkland Islands and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try Cabo Raso, which is 1063.7km (660.7miles) away from West Scotia Basin. Another good surfspot is Cabo Raso, located 1063.7km (660.7miles) from West Scotia Basin.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are near to West Scotia Basin. The closest decent one is Rada Tilly, which is more than 1036.9km (644miles) away from West Scotia Basin. If you don't mind the drive, you can also visit Playa Union, which is 1122.8km (697.4miles) away from West Scotia Basin.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for West Scotia Basin?

The average sea temperature at West Scotia Basin is extremely cold, around 3°C (38°F), with only little changes throughout the year. Because of this, at least a 4/5mm or even 5/6 wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at West Scotia Basin. However, it can get more chilly in the mornings and during windy days. It is highly recommended to wear boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are June, July, and August. Even during relatively "warm" days in the summer (November, December, and January) you should wear a thick wetsuit to not transform into an ice cube.

How is the diving and fishing close to West Scotia Basin?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions stay very constant during the year. The waters are mostly very cold, reaching temperatures between 1 and 6°C (34-43°F). The following fish like to hang out in waters of this temperature range: Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod.

Directions to West Scotia Basin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about West Scotia Basin...

Do you know what the the city Arranah in the Palestinian Territory, the city Long Beach in the United States, and the city San Jose de Las Matas in the Dominican Republic have in common with West Scotia Basin? Click on the links to find out...