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Discover the best places to admire coral reefs, fishes and shipwrecks!

If you are an adrenalin enthusiast and love to get in touch with the beauty hidden underwater, Brazil has many options for you on sea or river waters, floating snorkeling or going deep with oxygen tanks.

Choose here one of the best scuba diving in Brazil!

Fernando de Noronha - PE

Fernando de Noronha is a mountainous archipelago with 21 islands and one of the best diving destination in Brazil. Is also a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You will find caves, caverns and tunnels in spectacular rock formations, many reef and creatures, over than 230 species of fish and 15 of coral, all in warm water (27°C / 80°F) and visibility ranging from 15 meters (50 feet) to more than 30 meters.

These waters are extremely important for the breeding and feeding of tuna, shark, turtle, billfish, marine mammals and tropical seabirds, especially in Baia dos Golfinhos is an exceptional population of dolphin.


Abrolhos - BA

The Abrolhos Archipelago is a group of 5 small islands with coral reefs in Bahia state, in the northeast of Brazil. Is only permitted landing and visit one of them, Siriba, and the biggest attractions are underwater, where you can enjoy the reefs and all marine wildlife.


With good visibility of up to 20 feet deep and warm water, tourists will find an authentic marine treasure surrounded by a stunning fauna, the place is a pit stop of the humpback whales to breed and, at The National Marine Park, you can visit four shipwrecks in good state of preservation.


Bonito – MS

Bonito, county in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, is the best diving point of fresh water in Brazil.

There you will find crystal clear water, unbelievable variety of fishes and will not need to worry about currents or waves!

There are many options from beginners to professionals, the main options are River of Silver (Rio da Prata), Mysterious Pond (Lagoa Misteriosa), Beautiful River (Rio Formoso) and Abyss Anhumas (Abismo Anhumas), where the adventure begins outside the cave, with an abseil of 72 meters.


Arraial do Cabo – RJ

Arraial do Cabo is a municipality of Região dos Lagos, in Rio de Janeiro, and one of the best places in the country to practice diving.

Here occurs the phenomenon called upwelling, a situation that propitiates large alternating currents (in different directions and always changing) and also a great diversity of plants and animals, reuniting species that live both on the south coast and north coast, being considered as geographical boundary of these species.

Arraial do Cabo is home to a diverse marine life as turtles, groupers, squid, lobsters, stingrays and even dolphins living in harmony in the islands of Farol and Porcos, in Saco do Cherne and Cordeiro, Praia do Forno , Ponta d’Agua and Gruta Azul, all in crystal clear water.


Angra dos Reis – RJ

Angra dos Reis is a municipality located in the southern of Rio de Janeiro state which coastline has incredible 365 islands and many great spots do dive.

There is no lack of ideal conditions for diving, you will find warm water with temperatures around 23° C, attractive nature, shores of the islands, submerged rocks and shipwrecks.

Ilha Grande, one of the islands, is great for divers of all levels of expertise, with good underwater attractions, clean and clear waters and pleasant temperatures, Ilha Grande is one of the largest concentrations of shipwrecks in the world, most of them European Galleons that shipwrecked between the XVI and XIX centuries, because the island was territory battles between pirates, privateers and the Empire.


Porto de Galinhas – PE

Porto de Galinhas is a balneary in Ipojuca, Pernambuco state, Brazil.  The region has natural pools of clear and warm waters formed from coral reefs full of colorful fish and many rafts sliding from one side to the other at low tide.

The best season to dive is from October to March. September and April are transition months. The average temperature is 28°C and the visibility on average is 10 meters at the beach near reefs and 25 meters in offshore diving.


Guarapari – ES

Guarapari is a municipality in the state of Espirito Santo, Brazil.

In the region of clear waters of Guarapari coast we find famous reefs and wrecks with the richest biodiversity of reef fish from Brazil.

The British ship Bellucia, sunk in 1903, for example, was considered the best wreck of Brazil.

The best season to dive is from December to April, however, can make excellent diving all year.


Laje de Santos – SP

The Laje de Santos is an island situated 42 km from the coast of São Paulo and is part of the Marine State Park of Laje de Santos (PEMLS), a wholly protected area of 5000 hectares, established in 1993.

The dive in PEMLS area is usually done on the main island, which is the very Laje de Santos, there are other points that provide excellent dives, but it depends on sea conditions and/or group experience.

The journey takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and is common to observe dolphins, seabirds and, depending on the time of year, whales.


Ilha do Arvoredo – SC

Biological Reserve of Arvoredo is located 11 km from the coast of Santa Catarina and contains an important archaeological site formed by human occupation, typical fauna specimens of hot water and also characteristic animals of cold regions like fur seals, penguins and whales.

The Arvoredo Island is the largest of the Reserve, with 270 hectares covered by Atlantic Forest. In the southern side is a lighthouse built in the 19th century and a base of Ibama, which controls fishing and oversees the island 24 hours a day.

Due to its distance from the coast, Arvoredo’s waters are almost always translucent with an extraordinary visibility. The landing is permitted only with authorization from Ibama.


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