Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Brazil

Ready to check out the best sites in Brazil for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 73 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Brazil to suit your needs.
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Arraial do Cabo

#1 - Arraial do Cabo

South America, Brazil, Caribbean

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Baia do Farol

#2 - Baia do Farol

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis

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Baia do Farol is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Saco do Oratório

#3 - Saco do Oratório

Brazil, Sao Paulo

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Saco do Oratório is located into the Alcatrazes archipelago. Northeast of Sao Paulo.
Queimada Grande

#4 - Queimada Grande

Brazil, Sao Paulo

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Queimada Grande is a 200m high rock, underwater life is abundant (groupers, etc.) Approximately 34 nautical miles of Sao Paulo. There is an automatic navigation light on the island. So it's easy to find.
Baia Das Tartarugas

#5 - Baia Das Tartarugas

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis

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As the name says is the site easier to see turtles. Easy diving on a rocky shore. Between this bay and Enggenho are one of the most interesting caves of Arvoredo. With a bottom formed with little slabs, is one of the easier sites to see turtles in Arvoredo. In some cases, even some divers can find shoals of badejos. Between this bay and the Engenho's, is placed one of the most interesting rock caverns from the island. Baia Das Tartarugas is also known as Tortugas Bay.
Victory 8B

#6 - Victory 8B

Brazil, Espirito Santo, Espirito Santo and Guarapari

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This 90m long vessel was sunk as an artificial Reef 03/07/2003. Approx 45 minutes by boat from Guarapari.
Ilha Escalvada

#7 - Ilha Escalvada

Brazil, Espirito Santo, Espirito Santo and Guarapari

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Ilha Escalvada is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Brazil, Espirito Santo, Espirito Santo and Guarapari which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Santa Catarina

#8 - Santa Catarina

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis

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You will dive off the coast of "Arvoredo" Island, a Federal Marine Biological Conservation Area. The boat drip is very interesting, so is the diving opportunity! Many turtles, and migratory fish will make your experience unforgettable; simply, one of the best diving spots in South Brazil. From USA, you can get a flight to São Paulo city in Brazil - from São Paulo you can fly to Navegantes City in Santa Catarina State, from Navegantes City, you can drive south, approximately 60 minutes, to Porto Belo City, then, another 20 minutes ride to Bombinhas City. Or get a flight to the city of Curitiba in Paraná State, and drive directly to Bombinhas in Santa catarina, the ride will take approximately tree hours! Santa Catarina is also known as Arvoredo.
Ilha das Cabras

#9 - Ilha das Cabras

Brazil, Sao Paulo

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Saco do Vidal

#10 - Saco do Vidal

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis

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Very good to see big fishes like groupers. Good to deep diving too. You can see big soft corals like Elisella species and slipper lobsters. The name of this site it's a tribute to an old lighthouse man who lived for a while on the island. Next to the Baía do Farol, with similar features. The depth starts at 8 meters and grows until 28 meters, next to the limit between the Saco do Vidal and the Baia do Farol. With rare biodiversity, it's the place in where some recently described fishes to the Arvoredo's marine fauna has been saw for the first time. In november and december is easy to find big rays. By boat, 1h and 30 minutes from Canto Grande.
Saco do Capim

#11 - Saco do Capim

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis

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It has this name because of the vegetation of the island here. The bottom is cover of zoantídeos, a highlight is the wreck of Granada. In the parts of the wreck is common encounter of sea horses. By boat 1h and 30 minutes from Canto Grande beach, Bombinhas.
Caverna da Sapata

#12 - Caverna da Sapata

Brazil, Pernambuco, Fernando de Noronha

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Wall dive culminating in a big cave encrusted with sponges. Rays, sharks, groupers, turtles, morays, barracudas and lobsters are common and if you are lucky you'll see dolphins.
Enseada da Praia Vermelha

#13 - Enseada da Praia Vermelha

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Cabo

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Easy access by boat from the harbour. Sometimes restricted by Brazilian Environmental Agency (IBAMA), need to check first. Enseada da Praia Vermelha is also known as Praia Vermelha.
Ilha das Couves - Paredinha das Miriquites

#14 - Ilha das Couves - Paredinha das Miriquites

Brazil, Sao Paulo

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It starts in front of the beach and continues towards the channel between Ilha das Couves and the Ilhote das Couves. It is a shallow dive, about 8 meters average where it is possible to find many small fishes, moray eels (mirichitis), turtles and corals. The visibility in the summer can reach more than 15 meters and the temperature 27 degrees celsius. Ubatuba
Maraldi

#15 - Maraldi

Brazil, Bahia

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The Maraldi is an English ship which ran aground at 21:00 pm on February 28, 1975 on the beach of the 2nd Naval District, Barra, Salvador (BA) due to strong local currents, when he came to Buenos Aires (Argentina) for Amsterdam (Netherlands) carrying a cargo of wool and leather. Today we have dismantled all serves as a haven for countless species of fish and invertebrates as well as being one of the most visited wrecks mergulahdores in Salvador, the Brazilian city with over mergulhaveis shipwrecks on its shores, many of them to duck out the beach, fins, mask and snorkel, as is the case of Maraldi that is less than 80m from the beach. Access from Avenida Sete de Setembro. Next to the Lighthouse Bar, down the last ladder to the left (which is a peddler of coconut). Once on the beach, swim 200 m perpendicular to the beach and soon reach the wreck of Maraldi. Maraldi is also known as Primeiro Naufrágio.
Parque da Galheta

#16 - Parque da Galheta

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis

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Parque da Galheta is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Estaleiro

#17 - Estaleiro

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis

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Estaleiro is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Sepultura

#18 - Sepultura

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis

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Ponta de Porto Belo

#19 - Ponta de Porto Belo

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis

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Ponta de Porto Belo is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Vapor de Baixo

#20 - Vapor de Baixo

Brazil, Pernambuco

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Steamboat, small but very beautiful.Keeps machines and wheels for propulsion. 8 miles from Olinda - PE. GPS. Vapor de Baixo is also known as Vapor de Baixo.
Vapor Bahia

#21 - Vapor Bahia

Brazil, Pernambuco

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This big ship sunked after colision with "Pirapama". Special site to see big turtles, lobster, little life in large schools, rays and sharks - Tubarão Lambaru or Tubarão Lixa(Ginglymostoma cirratum). Navigation 10km from Ponta das Pedras beach in Recife - PE or 12 km from Acaú beach - Paraíba. Vapor Bahia is also known as Vapor Bahia.
Mercurius

#22 - Mercurius

Brazil, Pernambuco

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Boat sunk to create artificial reef. Keeps small life in large schools. From Recife - PE - GPS. In front of Boa Viagem beach.
Gales de Maragogi

#23 - Gales de Maragogi

Brazil, Alagoas

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Reef lagoons dive. Mostlly for snorkelly but Scuba dive also possible. From Recife - PE, drive about 200km south. At Maragogi few dive centers, exists one in Salinas do Maragogi Hotel,can take you there.
Lagoa do Uruaú

#24 - Lagoa do Uruaú

Brazil, Ceara

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Can be accessed from the beach.
Atractores

#25 - Atractores

Brazil, Bahia

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Praia do Forte, S. Salvador, Bahia, Brazil Atractores is also known as Praia do Forte.
Ilha Anchieta

#26 - Ilha Anchieta

Brazil, Sao Paulo

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Usual dive site for OWD training. From Ubatuba city take a boat from the several piers in the area.
Chata de Noronha

#27 - Chata de Noronha

Brazil, Pernambuco

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"Do not know the true story of the wreck known as Chata de Noronha. Over the past years have been by oral tradçião that this vessel was the transportation of cargo between the port of Recife and the island of Fernando de Noronha. As it runs, "The ship went from Recife Noronha to empty, when during a storm would have experienced the crane, causing the ship to sink." There are several versions to date of the wreck is speculation 1968, 1969 and until 1973." Source: http://www.naufragiosdobrasil.com.br/naufchatanor.htm Chata de Noronha is also known as Naufrágio Chata de Noronha.
Ressureta

#28 - Ressureta

Brazil, Pernambuco, Fernando de Noronha

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Ressureta is sought for the drift dive it offers. Its cracks harbour is rich of marine life, like sharks. Ressureta proporciona mergulho de correntes marinhas (fracas). Os abrigos de rochas e corais são ricos em vida marinha, inclusive tubarões. Located at north of the main island and west of Ilha da Rata (Female Rat Island). Localizada ao norte da ilha principal e a oeste da Ilha da Rata.
Porto de Galinhas

#29 - Porto de Galinhas

Brazil, Pernambuco

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Inside the reefs bar area, near shore, the depth is low and good for snorkeling. Outside the reefs bar, care is necessary about the rocks. Nos canais dos recifes a profundidade é boa para mergulho livre (snorkel). Depois dos recifes é necessário cuidado com as pedras. From shore (inside the reef bar) or by boat (outside the reef bar). Da praia pelos canais dos recifes ou de barco contornado os recifes.
Ilha dos Ratos

#30 - Ilha dos Ratos

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Paraty

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Ilha dos Ratos is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Paraty which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Ilha dos Ganchos

#31 - Ilha dos Ganchos

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Paraty

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Ilha dos Ganchos is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Paraty which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Taipus de Fora

#32 - Taipus de Fora

Brazil, Bahia

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FROM SHORE
Rio da Prata - Bonito

#33 - Rio da Prata - Bonito

Brazil, Mato Grosso do Sul

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This dive site is a river called Rio da Prata (Silver River) with great river biology in a excellent visibility. Este mergulho é no Rio da Prata e tem muita vida aquática com uma visibilidade fantástica. From Bonito by car. In the river, from shore. De bonito, por estrada. Acesso direto ao rio.
Grutazul

#34 - Grutazul

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Cabo

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fantastic dive with PL Divers Arraial do Cabo RJ Grutazul is also known as blue cave.
Ilha Comprida

#35 - Ilha Comprida

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Paraty

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By boat from Paraty city. Ilha Comprida is also known as Comprida Island.
Ilha dos Cocos

#36 - Ilha dos Cocos

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Paraty

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By boat from Paraty city. Ilha dos Cocos is also known as Cocos Island.
Naufrágio Siqueira Campos

#37 - Naufrágio Siqueira Campos

Brazil, Ceara

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II World War cargo ship sunk in 1943. Por jangada ou barco a partir da Praia do Uruaú. Naufrágio Siqueira Campos is also known as Navio do Uraú.
Saco da Abobora - Norte

#38 - Saco da Abobora - Norte

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Cabo

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By boat from Praia dos Anjos in Arraial do Cabo city.
Pedra da Boia de Fogo

#39 - Pedra da Boia de Fogo

Brazil, Ceara

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The Reefs of the buoy of Fire are in the middle of the Inlet Mucuripe and occasionally you can get up to 5 meters of visibility, especially from January to July. The average visibility ede 0 to 2 meters. Marine life surprises: many paruns, Salem, potatoes, sponges and corals. A great option to stay wet! Pedra da Boia de Fogo is also known as Recife do Meireles.
Saltador - Ilha dos Porcos

#40 - Saltador - Ilha dos Porcos

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Cabo

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By boat from Praia dos Anjos in Arraial do Cabo city.
Naufragio Amazonas

#41 - Naufragio Amazonas

Brazil, Ceara

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The ship sank in 1981 when Amazon entered the Port of Mucuripe. Brought in their cargo timber, appliances and large load of crystals. The containers brought in and ended being plundered beaches. There were no fatalities.
Cabeco do Arrastado

#42 - Cabeco do Arrastado

Brazil, Ceara

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This is a submerged reef. Lots of marine life, as Beijupirá, paruns, skipper butter, sandpapers and lobsters, and other various fish. More or less 1h30 - 2h00 by fish boat. Cabeco do Arrastado is also known as Recife do Arrastado.
Jequiriça

#43 - Jequiriça

Brazil, Bahia

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Extensive atoll. Meros, Moreira, coral, brain, and other species are easily sighted! Good conditions for diving are only possible during summer from November to April. Jequiriça is also known as Recifes do Jequiriça.
Bahia de Salvador

#44 - Bahia de Salvador

Brazil, Bahia

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Old slave-ships have a lot of things thrown overboard as: bottles, crockery, etc. Years 1600 wreck. Stuff of slave Ships (wreck diving) Bahia de Salvador is also known as Salvador.
Navio do Titanzinho

#45 - Navio do Titanzinho

Brazil, Ceara

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This is a small lobster steel which sank in 1986. It has a 10m long and cabin in the bow. It is an excellent diving point, but the water there is not always clean. In three days of diving observed sandpaper, stingray, turtles, lobsters, morérias and, of course, the sinking in but that is exceptional! Leaving the port of Fortaleza, 6 km on average.
Barrerinha

#46 - Barrerinha

Brazil, Rio Grande do Norte, Natal

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This site has spectacular marine life! The clouds of fish are just amazing! This site is a reef full of big holes which usually harbour nurse sharks, sting rays, turtles, moray eels, and huge shoals of look downs, and other colorful species. 12 km from the coast of Piran-buzios beach, about a 45 minute boat ride. Depth is between 13 and 18 meters, depending on the tide.
Lagoa do Bomfim

#47 - Lagoa do Bomfim

Brazil, Rio Grande do Norte, Natal

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This site is used for student training and first time divers when the pool i s unavailable. Great because of the beach entry, but not much to see! Sandy bottom Can be accessed by car from the highway. Several entrance points exist, the public beach being the one most used by Caju Divers for students in training.
Caitá

#48 - Caitá

Brazil, Bahia

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Excellent and rich diving point in the down south of Bahia state, coral reefs, with many large coral colonies of fire (Millepora sp.) And brain coral (Mussismilia brasiliensis), endemic to the coast of Bahia, as well as several other species of corals, sponges and other animals, as well as reef fish. Trasnparency is good from October to February, the rest of the year you can dive in the pools during the low tide, because the visibility drops to less than 1 meter. Access by third beach of Morro de Sao Paulo just swim a 50 m toward the small island of Caitá. Caitá is also known as Terceira Praia.
Ilha dos Papagaios

#49 - Ilha dos Papagaios

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Cabo

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Cagarras

#50 - Cagarras

Brazil, Pernambuco, Fernando de Noronha

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Cagarras is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Brazil, Pernambuco, Fernando de Noronha which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Mata Fome

#51 - Mata Fome

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis

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Rocky Island out of the Arvoredo Marine Reservoir. Mata Fome is also known as Mata Fome Island.
Rio Pedreira

#52 - Rio Pedreira

Brazil, Amapa

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Rio Pedreira is also known as Rio Pedreira do Abacate.
Canyon da Ilha

#53 - Canyon da Ilha

Brazil, Sao Paulo

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Canyon da Ilha is also known as Canyon da Ilha Grande.
Vale das Tartarugas

#54 - Vale das Tartarugas

Brazil, Sao Paulo

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Vale das Tartarugas is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Brazil, Sao Paulo which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Ilha do Jorge Grego

#55 - Ilha do Jorge Grego

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Angra dos Reis

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We can divide the island into two points for diving: the internal part, where there is a wreck of a fishing vessel, has depths ranging from 9 to 20 meters. The bottom is sand and rocks that form passages between the rocks. Here the level of experience is the recommended level. From the outside, small caves, can reach 42 meters in depth and the level is advanced. Visibility of 10 meters to 25 and the temperature and crystal clear waters of the island, 25 º C. It has an excellent marine fauna, with caves and rocks with colorful corals and sponges. Many marine species, lizards, and skates cheetah butter, xeréus, olhetes, grouper and whiting, brothers, trumpets, moreias, turtles, eye-to-cow, octopus, shrimp, starfish and lots of variety of colorful fish, and possible to see dolphins in the summer. From the town of Abraham in the big island, sailing toward the southeast, around the points: palms island, Castilian lighthouse, island gurirí, Lopes Mendes beach at this point going toward the south total navigation time of about 40min.
Baia do Engenho

#56 - Baia do Engenho

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis

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Good point for new and experienced divers. Depth 6 to 20 meters. Rocky shore, with some soft corals on the rocks. Good to see big fishes like groupers and turtles. In the past, here run a sugar factory (in ruins), that served as a shelter to fishermen when the reserve didn't existed yet. Today, the place transformed in an ideal site to train on multilevel diving. It have a shallow part with near 8 meters deep with stones and sand at sight and, in the direction to the lighthouse, you can get until 18 meters deep, in which fishes with bigger size can be found. On this site, there's a special caution to be taken: the strong current uses to drift the divers on the lighthouse direction. Bombinhas. Access by boat 1h and 30 minutes from Canto Grande Beach. Baia do Engenho is also known as Engenho.
Canyon da Corredeira

#57 - Canyon da Corredeira

Brazil, Sao Paulo

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Cordilheira do Sul

#58 - Cordilheira do Sul

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis

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This point divides the enabled diving area from the Reserve. The formation of stones that forms the fund from the Pedra de Baleia ends here. It is a dive that must be done through the border between the sand and the stones in both the outward and in the back, because the outside is a real labyrinth. Starts up near the island following the path south to reach the tip (approximately 30 minutes trip). It is a fascinating dive with the presence of rays along the sand, Badejos in the heads of stone and Garoupas more among the burrows. Este ponto praticamente divide a área liberada e a Reserva. A formação de pedras que compõem o fundo desde a Pedra da Baleia termina aqui. É um mergulho que deve ser feito percorrendo a divisa entre a areia e as pedras, tanto na ida quanto na volta pois o lado de fora é um verdadeiro labirinto. Inicia-se perto da ilha seguindo rumo ao sul até atingir a ponta (aproximadamente 30 minutos de ida). É um mergulho fascinante com a presença de arraias junto a areia, badejos nos cabeços de pedras e garoupas mais entre as tocas.
Caixa Preta

#59 - Caixa Preta

Brazil, Tocantins

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Primeira praia

#60 - Primeira praia

Brazil, Bahia

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Primeira praia is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Brazil, Bahia which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Bunda do Elefante

#61 - Bunda do Elefante

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Angra dos Reis

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Saco do Eustáquio

#62 - Saco do Eustáquio

Brazil, Sao Paulo

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This is "Saco do Eustáquio" beach, a good place to see a large diversity of marine biology like turtles, marine snakes, beautiful fish species, etc. By boat, from São Sebastião, Ilhabela or Caraguatatuba. Saco do Eustáquio is also known as Praia do Eustáquio.
Praia do Julião

#63 - Praia do Julião

Brazil, Sao Paulo

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This little island is in front of Juliao`s Beach in Ilhabela, SP. Praia do Julião is also known as Ilhota.
Tocantins wreck

#64 - Tocantins wreck

Brazil, Sao Paulo

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The ship wreck Tocantins is a steam ship built in 1908. While shipping wood to Santos from the south of Brazil on August 30th, 1933 in a dense fog it ran into some rocks at Queimada Grande and sank. The ship was 115.5m long and 15.2m wide. With a depth of 8 to 21 meters this is a easy depth. The wreck is found approx. on the middle of the west-side of the island.
Ilha de Buzios

#65 - Ilha de Buzios

Brazil, Sao Paulo

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Ilha de Buzio is halfway between Ilha Bela e Ilha Vitoria. From Ilha Bela, São Sebastião, Caraguatatuba or Ubatuba cities.
Ilha do Meio

#66 - Ilha do Meio

Brazil, Pernambuco, Fernando de Noronha

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Situated at the end of Rata's Channel, this island is bathed by the outside sea clear stream. The big caves/lairs are the main attraction. Situada no final do canal da Rata, esta ilha é banhada pelas correntes claras do oceano. As grandes cavernas são a principal atração. By boat to north direction. Located at north of the main island and at west side of Ilha do Meio (Middle island). De barco, ao norte da ilha principal. Localizado a oeste da Ilha do Meio.
Lage dos 2 Irmãos

#67 - Lage dos 2 Irmãos

Brazil, Pernambuco, Fernando de Noronha

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The main attractions of this place are the frequent encounters with sharks and the island´s largest coralline formation. As atrações principais são os frequentes encontros com tubarões e as formações de corais. From port, by boat, southwest direction, northwest side of the main island, near 2 Irmãos (2 brothers) rochs. Do porto, de barco na direção sudoeste, ao noroeste da ilha principal, próximo aos 2 irmãos. Lage dos 2 Irmãos is also known as Lage dos 2 Irmãos.
Cabeco das Cordas

#68 - Cabeco das Cordas

Brazil, Pernambuco, Fernando de Noronha

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A "Cabeço" is an island-shape formation that doesn't come to emerge. "Corda" means Rope. In this formation that are a lot of ropes of late anchors left there when it was allowed to anchor there. due to strong current, you must avoid staying on surface. Very beautiful geography, as you go deep (40m) and climb the wall until it ends in a beautiful blue horizon. You can see nurse sharks, barracuda, angel fish, surgeon fish and stingrays.
Bahia do Sancho

#69 - Bahia do Sancho

Brazil, Pernambuco, Fernando de Noronha

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The conditions vary according to the season. From November to March, there are big waves and the transparency is lower (10-30 mts) but from July to September the conditions are much better and the water is much more clear (>30 mts) Bahia do Sancho is also known as Praia do Sancho.
Lage Branca

#70 - Lage Branca

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Angra dos Reis

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It is a small rock close to the Angra dos Reis harbor channel. Its position is indicated by a navigation light. If the sea conditions permit it is possible to dive around it in 35 minute (keeping a depth of 5~7mt). By boat from Angra dos Reis or Paraty. Dive site is marked by a Navigation Light.
Portinho - Ilha Rasa

#71 - Portinho - Ilha Rasa

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

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Great dive for both experienced and non-experienced divers. Dive site depth starts at 4m (13ft) close to aquarium area and gradually descends to 36m (118ft) in sandy area. Good passages around 18-12m (59-39ft). On the right side of the site (looking towards the island) is located the sand path called "Avenida Brasil" (a reference to a famous avenue in Rio de Janeiro), which starts in "classroom" at 6-8m (20-26ft) and descends to the sand area at 36m (118ft). Some good passages also may also be found if you go further than "Avenida Brasil". Normally this spot has no current (or very low current), but depending on weather you may face some medium currents (and surge close to island). Green turtles are spotted with high frequency in this site. You'll also see spotted moray eels, scorpionfish, french angelfish, flying gurnard, pufferfish, flouders, cowfish, batfish, rays (stingray, eagle ray, electric ray, etc.), green moray eels, and much more. Access is only possible by boat. Boats leave from Marina da Gloria every weekend around 8:30am. Trips may take between 45-90 minutes depending on type of boat.
Ilha do Campeche

#72 - Ilha do Campeche

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis

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Interesting spot in the Santa Catarina Island. Plenty of sea life (tropical fishes, octopus sponges, corals, etc). There is a trouble thought, a foundation called "Asociación Couto de Magallanes", that in the past used to take care of the island, now limits the access to some diving places in the island (unless you pay them) using the excuse that they are archeological places but they are not. By boat from "praia do Armação". Local fishermen take tourist to the island. Once in the island you can access the different diving places on foot or swimming (the island is quite small). Ilha do Campeche is also known as Campeche Island.
Araçatibinha

#73 - Araçatibinha

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Angra dos Reis

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Dive site close to a pier which supplies live aboard boats with fresh water. During the filling time, it's worth to make a few bubbles at the rocks surrounding the pier or even underneath it. Morrays, crabs and turtles can be seen here. From the cities of Angra Dos Reis or Paraty in Rio De Janeiro state leave dive boats and live aboard to the Ilha Grande area.