Scuba Diving in Porto de Galinhas

22 09 2009

Located just 70 kilometers from Recife, Porto de Galinhas offers an incredible series of beaches with warm crystal-clear waters that are among the most beautiful in Brazil.

The sand is white and fine with palm trees lining the shore. Reefs are located less than 200 meters from the beach and form various natural swimmimg pools full of tropical fish during low tide. The town’s mais diving sites are located in this area. But the area also offers plenty of deeper shipwrecks and dives.

Taçaiba
The reef ledge is located 2 miles from the coast. Dives usually take place according to the currents. The scenery is composed of coral, sponges, colorful fish and pelagic fish. Care should be taken on account of the occasional strong currents.

Poço da Paixão
This site faces the fishing village. Coral-formed tunnels provide enough room for divers to pass through. Groupers and lobsters hide away in crevaces. The swimming pools are perfect for discovery scuba and check-out dives. They are also good night diving sites.

Bolo
A reef ledge in the form of a cake where you can spot rays, moray eels, mutton snappers, red snappers, and other fish.

30 Metros
Reefs peaks form passageways and tunnels five miles from the coast. At this site the following can be seen: rays, moray eels, snappers, turtles and sharks.

Gonçalo Coelho
The wreckage of a landing ship that participated in the transportation or armored vehicles during World War II and later used to transport cargo between Recife and Fernando de Noronha. In 1999, it was scuttled to serve as an artificial reef. Cranes, valves and various compartments can be found on the bridge – wich is listing 45 degrees – and in the holds. The local fauna is exceedingly rich and is represented by a large number of southern stingrays, cobias, turtles, jewfish and huge schools of grunts.

Galeão
This shipwreck is quite old and much dismantled. However, it is still possible to spot two 4-meter long anchors, a wooden keel, hull pieces and a lot of marine life.

Marte
A tugboat was scuttled in 1997 near Ponta de Serrambi to become an artificial reef. At the bottom, it is now covered with sponges and coral.

Nurse sharks and Goliath groupers can be seen in the hold and machinery room, along witn schools of bluestriped grunts. In the bridge, red squirrelfish and yellow wrasses stand out against the intense blue of the ocean. Visibility is usually excellent.

Source: Brazil Diving Guide

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Dive in Sao Paulo

10 09 2009

A year after the launch of Passport to the Trails of Sao Paulo (Brazil), it’s time for lovers of nature tourism to ascertain the natural resources in the sea floor, São Paulo.

To open your booth at the Adventure Sports Fair, the Environmental Secretary of the State of São Paulo (SMA) will launch the Passport Blue, with indications of itineraries and dive sites off the coast of the state.

The team Trails Program of Sao Paulo, in partnership with associations of diving and fishing, mapped eight diving tours in five marine protected areas of the state. Who will face the adventure known 80 dive sites between remnants of wrecks, rich fauna and flora, besides living with the communities caiçaras of coastal regions.

Source: Mergulho Brazil





Diving in the Arvoredo’s Archipelago

1 09 2009

Ilha do Arvoredo

The Marine Biological Reserve of Woodland, north of the island of Santa Catarina, is the point most coveted southern coast of Brazil.

Since it was reopened to visitors in 1997, after seven long years of prohibition, the Fed gives the woods a show of diversity and preservation. Parade in the waters catarinenses rare corals, sponges, zoanthids, seahorses, brothers, butterflies, fish, barracuda, lobsters, turtles, fish-trobetas, stingrays, ciliaris, crabs, jellyfish, Salem, whiting, marimbaus, grouper, fish, bat.

Formed by the islands of the woods, Wales, and Desert Pebble St. Peter’s, the site is one of the only marine biological reserves in Brazil and has a beautiful area covered by tropical forest vegetation.

Is sought for diving by great biodiversity and the presence of rare species to extinction as sea turtles, yellow sponges, gorgonians, or even the stingray and dogfish. In the region there are several diving schools that offer diving with a complete security and professionalism to provide an unforgettable experience.

Photo: Clicrbs

Source: Clilcrbs