There are no coral reefs on Peru’s Pacific coast, but agencies do offer interesting dives. AquaSport (Conquistadores 805, San Isidro, tel. 01/221-1548, www.aquasportperu.com) rents all equipment for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Standard scuba day trips from Lima include a 30-meter wall dive at Pucusana, an 18-meter dive to a nearby sunken ship, or diving with sea lions at Islas Palomino off Lima. Two dives are US$95 or US$55 if you have your own equipment. This agency rents a range of aquatic and off-road equipment.
© Ross Wehner and Renée del Gaudio from Moon Peru, 3rd Edition