SCUBA DIVING AND SNORKELLING IN BRAZIL

    Image: Diving in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil.

    Fernando de Noronha is the best diving site in Brazil. These islands offer unparalleled diving opportunities.

    SCUBA DIVING AND SNORKELLING IN BRAZIL

    As mentioned, the best place for diving in Brazil is Fernando de Noronha, a group of islands in the Brazilian northeast coast, near Natal, north of Recife. Fernando de Noronha is a sanctuary of marine life and a place for diving you can go anytime in the year. For more details, see: Fernando Noronha diving and Best time to visit Fernando Noronha

    Diving Brazil: Fernando de Noronha Islands diveFernando de Noronha is a protected area, with scarce accommodation and far from the main tourist centers, making this a rather expensive place.

    If you are looking for Brazilian cheaper diving sites, consider the following alternatives:

    Diving in Recife-Olinda region
    Diving in Porto Galinhas
    Diving in Ilha Grande - Sao Paulo
    Diving in Rio de Janeiro - Buzios - Arraial do Cabo
    Diving in Bahia

    RECIFE-OLINDA

    The Recife-Olinda region offers excellent all year round sites for scuba diving and snorkelling. Marine life is very abundant in this region, though sharks are common and the sea is often rough (there are also many ancient shipwrecks, waiting for divers to explore them).

    If you aren't an experienced diver, you may prefer other alternatives, some of which are not far from Recife, like Porto Galinhas.

    For information on Porto Galinhas, Recife and their surroundings, see:
    Beaches around Fortaleza, Recife, Maceio

    PORTO GALINHAS

    Porto de Galinhas is a very diving-friendly site, excellent for both beginners and advanced divers. Here, in Porto Galinhas, you will find diving courses and suitable conditions for diving during the whole year.

    For information on Porto Galinhas, Recife and their surroundings, see:
    Beaches around Fortaleza, Recife, Maceio

    DIVING IN RIO, BUZIOS AND ARRAIAL DO CABO

    Buzios, a luxury beach resort destination that is just a two-hour drive north of Rio de Janeiro, offers excellent places for diving. But the true regional gem for diving in this region is Arraial do Cabo, less than 90 miles south of Rio de Janeiro.

    Arraial do Cabo is in fact the best place for diving in south Brazil. With turquoise waters, rich with marine life (turtles, moray eels, queen angelfish, sea horses...) and dozens of lakes and old ship-wrecks, Arraial do Cabo is a truly world-class place for scuba diving.

    Arraial do Cabo is an all year round option. Many hotels in Rio de Janeiro and Buzios can arrange transportation and tours to Arraial do Cabo.

    For detailed travel information involving Rio de Janeiro region, see:
    Beaches, Entertainment and Nightlife in Rio de Janeiro and around
    Tours involving Rio, Buzios, Angra dos Reis
    Sport fishing in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil
    Golf in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil

    SCUBA DIVING AND SEA SPORTS IN ILHA GRANDE: ANGRA DOS REIS, SAO PAULO

    Near Sao Paulo you may enjoy some of the best scuba diving sites in Brazil, especially in Ilha Grande (Angra dos Reis region).

    Angra dos Reis - a luxurious travel destination - is a delightful destination with amazing forests, waterfalls, lakes, small fishing villages, secret coves, small beaches and exceptional conditions for diving, namely in Ilha Grande, one of the many local small islands.

    Here, in Ilha Grande, you may explore its local rich marine life and also dozens of old shipwrecks (European galleons sunken hundred years ago as a result of battles involving pirates and colonial forces).

    Ilha Grande is an all year round place for diving.

    For more information:
    Beaches of Sao Paulo and the South of Brazil
    A multi-destination travel beginning in Sao Paulo
    Eating, Nightlife

    FERNANDO DE NORONHA ISLANDS

    The best place for diving in Brazil is Fernando de Noronha, a group of islands in the northeastern coast. Fernando de Noronha is a true sanctuary of marine life. Its sea conditions, its clear and warm waters, its shallow lagoons and tidal pools, its submarine landscapes, its numerous dolphins populations and the weather (300 days of sunshine a year) explains Fernando de Noronha's increasing popularity among divers.

    Though Fernando de Noronha is a destination that can be visited anytime in the year, the best time for diving beginners is the July-December period.

    BAHIA

    Brazil and it's large coast offers many dozens of excellent sites for diving. Fernando de Noronha and Arraial do Cabo are world-top places for diving, truly unparalleled, but you may find many dozens of other travel destinations with excellent conditions for diving.

    Major brazilian tourist attractions such as Salvador da Bahia (or Itacare, also in Bahia) are good examples of this very fact. If you're travelling to Bahia, you will find excellent conditions for diving near Salvador or Itacare.

    For more information:
    Tropical Beaches

 

 

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