Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in State of Santa Catarina

Ready to check out the best sites in State of Santa Catarina for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 13 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 State of Santa Catarina to suit your needs.
Baia do Farol

#1 - Baia do Farol

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis

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Baia do Engenho

#2 - 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.
Baia Das Tartarugas

#3 - 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.
Santa Catarina

#4 - 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.
Saco do Vidal

#5 - 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

#6 - 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.
Parque da Galheta

#7 - Parque da Galheta

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis

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Sepultura

#8 - Sepultura

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis

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Estaleiro

#9 - Estaleiro

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis

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Ponta de Porto Belo

#10 - Ponta de Porto Belo

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Bombinhas Florianopolis

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Cordilheira do Sul

#11 - 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.
Mata Fome

#12 - 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.
Ilha do Campeche

#13 - 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.