26 September - 4 October 2025

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Argentina Whale Photography Special

If you like the following, this trip might be for you!

Southern Right Whales

Southern right whales migrate to the coastal waters of Argentina, particularly in the Peninsula Valdés area, to breed and calve. These massive marine mammals are known for their distinctive V-shaped blow and playful behavior, often seen breaching and slapping their fins on the water's surface. Under a special government permit we will have 5 days of snorkel action with these gentle giants.

Peninsula Valdés ⚓

Península Valdés in Patagonia is a region of incredible global significance for the conservation of marine mammals. Not only is it home to an important breeding population of the endangered southern right whale, it also a breeding are for southern elephant seals and southern sea lions. The orcas in this area have developed a unique hunting strategy to adapt to local coastal conditions as well!

Photography Trip 📸

The permits to dive with Southern Right whales are only handed to groups that come to portray and capture the Southern Right Whales through underwater photo or videography. This trip is therefore led by Timon Koch, our BTM Travel UW photographer and all round photo beast. We'll be discussing light, photography techniques, approaches, presets and much more!

Small Group Travel👪🏿

One of the main pillars of our travels is the guarantee that we will be diving in a small circle. No big group harassing these pristine animals, but only 6 divers to ensure an authentic for everyone involved.

Vamos Argentina 🇦🇷

This beautiful country of Albiceleste dominating South America, is a wildlife and especially marine life hotspot. It's a dream destination to travel to, let alone spending time with some of the most unique whales in the world there!

Local Operator 🛥️

We have carefully selected a local operator with more than 10 years experience in Southern Right Whales. Working with locals always works best for us, especially in a niche as whale diving.

As Exclusive As It Gets

"We are always on the lookout for new adventures, animals we haven't shared the water with. We want to be the facilitator of bringing clients where they can hardly go on their own. The Southern Right Whales of Argentina is right up there with one of the most exclusive trips we have ever organised."

- Marcel Wilpernig, BTM Travel -

Meet your BTM Trip Leader

Timon Koch

UW Photographer & Trip Leader

Argentina's Southern Right Whales

26 September - 4 October 2025

Trip Price:

$ 6.499
  • Per person

Included:

  • 5 snorkelling days with Southern Right Whales
  • Government permit for Southern Right Whale diving
  • 2 on land activities
  • 8 nights accommodation and breakfast in single room
  • Lunch on snorekling days
  • Rental car for transfers and on land activities
  • Rental diving equipment

Not included:

  • National and international flights
  • Dive and Travel insurance
  • Dinners
  • Lunch on non-dive days
  • Gratuities

Important:

  1. Permits subject to full name and personal details of every participant, will be delivered mid 2025.
  2. To not disturb the animals’ natural behaviour, only 2 divers are simultaneously allowed in the water.
  3. UW photography experience is necessary.

Further extensions in Argentina are always possible we’re happy to assist! Our terms & conditions apply!

We highly recommend DiveAssure insurance, which covers force majeure cases and single missed days of diving due to sickness. 

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Itinerary

Guests will be picked up from Puerto Madryn, which has direct flight connection with Buenos Aires (we can help you book flights!).

To make sure we make the best use of our 5 day permit, we are staying 8 days at the hotel to shift our planning in accordance with weather circumstances.

The diving days start with easy breakfast at the hotel, after which we drive with the car to the harbour, where we will embark on the dive boat and try go and find the whales. We come back in the late afternoon.

Snorkelling with the whales happens in groups of 2. Important: no pictures with both divers and whales in frame can be taken.

On the non-diving days, we will drive out around the region to go and spot wildlife and explore: tons of animals inhabit this region such as mare, elephant seals, penguins, guanacos, armadillos and many more.

Del Nomade Hosteria Ecologica

Our preferred accommodation is a perfectly fitting Eco Lodge concept hotel. It has a family atmosphere as well as various amenities to enrich our stay.

Del Nomade has 8 double capacity rooms, 4 on the ground floor with a small private terrace.

There is a breakfast and community space on each floor. In a conscious effort to minimize environmental impact, the hotel uses solar energy and water recycling technologies. Solar panels assist in the hotel’s heating system and for hot water.

Peninsula Valdes, located on the Atlantic coast of Argentina, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its rich biodiversity and unique geological features. Stretching over 3,600 square kilometers, this rugged peninsula juts out into the ocean, forming a sheltered haven for a diverse array of marine life. One of its most famous inhabitants is the southern right whale, which migrates here annually to breed and calve in the calm waters of Golfo Nuevo. Visitors flock to Peninsula Valdes for the chance to witness these majestic creatures up close, either from the shore or on guided boat tours.

Apart from its significance as a breeding ground for marine mammals, Peninsula Valdes also boasts diverse terrestrial habitats, including grasslands, scrubland, and salt flats. These environments provide crucial habitats for numerous species of birds, mammals, and reptiles, making it a hotspot for wildlife enthusiasts and researchers alike.

Additionally, the peninsula is home to important conservation efforts aimed at protecting endangered species such as the southern elephant seal and the Magellanic penguin. With its stunning natural beauty and ecological importance, Peninsula Valdes stands as a testament to the importance of preserving and protecting our planet’s biodiversity.

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