One unmissable activity on Robinson Crusoe Island is diving.

The coastlines of the Juan Fernández Archipelago provide an unparalleled diving experience. With aquatic biodiversity like no other in the world, this is an underwater landscape you won’t forget.


Patricio Arana

The amazing experience… diving

We swam a short way and the landscape began to change. After “flying” over what appeared to be “mountains,” we glided over a desert-like landscape of white sand dunes scattered with clumps of leafy greenish-brown seaweed that looked like oases, swaying to the rhythm of the current. We continued on, accompanied by mackerel and pampanitos (scorpis chilensis) with their flashy yellow coloring. Keeping their distance as though they mistrusted us swam four huge yellowtail amberjacks (Seriola Ialandi). They gave us a real scare a couple of times, because while the amberjack is similar to a tuna, when it appears suddenly its dark dorsal fin can make it seem like a shy shark. Fortunately, sharks are rarely seen in the coastal waters of these islands.

Patricio AranaJournal of a sport diver, Robinson Crusoe Island, 2010