Karol Meyer gets Oscar adventure sports

29 03 2010



Took place on March 16 the 5th Outsiders Award sponsored by Go Outside Magazine, specializing in tourism, adventure and outdoor sports.

Among the athletes honored, was a diver Karol Meyer who lifted the trophy for the second time. Karol broke the world record of apnea (longest d `under water with the air of the actual belt lungs), with more than 18 minutes.

 

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Diving in Bonito

23 03 2010

Want to be baptized under water? Dive in Bonito.

The underwater scuba diving, which at first sight seems to be difficult and inaccessible, it becomes an exercise in overcoming the transparent waters of Formoso River.

Tourists without any notion of diving are a fast training half an hour. When you least expect to receive permission from the expert guide to sink. The visibility is confusing. In some places, it reaches 20 meters.

Even the most resistant to the challenge of diving just calm and convinced during training. Learning to dive in Bonito, one of the places with the clearest waters in the world is sensational. Children adventurous can plunge from 10 years … The scenery soothes and inspires the new diver to touch the trunks covered by limestone that look like sculptures.

 





Plunge into Brazils Living Aquarium – Rio da Prata

19 03 2010

During his visit in the region of the Serra da Bodoquena, in Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil), Brian Clark published in The Daily Green some images on site. Below is the report:

Plunge into Brazil’s Living Aquarium
Near Bonito are the crystal clear waters of the Olho d’Agua (“eyes of water“) and Rio da Prata (“silver river”), offering an unparalleled view of tropical fish and other species. Even a caiman! Also see spectacular Brazilian wildlife and an ecotourism adventure.

One of the highlights of my ecotourism adventure in Brazil’s Pantanal and Mato Grosso do Sul was snorkeling in the Olho d’Agua (“eyes of water”) and adjoining Rio da Prata (“silver river”), two freshwater rivers with spectacular clarity.

We floated effortlessly for a few hours, taking in views of colorful fish — many of them popular in amateur aquariums around the world — as well as a caiman! The area is protected from fishing and pollution, and guests are even prohibited from wearing sunscreen or bug spray, in order to preserve the clean water.

Souce: The Daily Green





Diving Maracajaú is featured in news site

17 03 2010

The news site the Zero, the Clic RBS, published recently in the box “Brazil“, some information about the fate of Maracajaú – known for its natural pools that allow the practice of activities such as snorkeling.

See below:

Maracajaú is a small fishing village about 60 kilometers from Natal, famous among those who like to dive. After spending hours of rest and relaxation in a hammock under coconut trees in small hotels, one can also enjoy various activities such as buggy or raft, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, snorkelling and diving in natural pools formed by reefs.

It is still in Maracajaú which is the water park Ma-Noa, similar (though less in quantity and variety of attractions) to the Beach Park, Fortaleza. Admission costs $ 32.

The clear waters of Maracajaú are surrounded by reefs, forming what they call the potiguares parrachos (pools). The depth varies from one to eight meters, depending on the tide and the distance of the beach coral reefs. In shallower, the ideal snorkeling.

 





Orca is found in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

11 03 2010

 

She was seen on 02 March, the Reserve Beach in Rio de Janeiro a whale that was swimming toward the Barra da Tijuca.

Marine biologist Marcelo Szpilman, the Institute Aqualung, seeing the pictures said it is a killer and not a whale as he said the original text of this report.

According to him, not the usual appearance of this species in Brazilian waters, but other whales, which are the same family of dolphins have been seen before.

 





Nautical tourism gaining ground in the Brazilian coast

8 03 2010

Recently, Piauí coast also joined the route of Nautical Tourism world due to its favorable conditions for navigation. The area is considered a strategic point on the route of the major international competitions.

With support from the Ministry of Tourism (Ministry of Tourism), the municipality of Luis Correia won the Rally of Sun Island, French regatta with more than 20 sailing boats for seven months, covers many countries.

This year, the state entered the route and received more than 80 sailors. In addition to Luis Correia, the stakes in Brazilian soil also take place in Salvador, João Pessoa, Fernando de Noronha and Fortaleza. Now, the boats head out to Marajó and then Bethlehem of Belém, the boats go up the Amazon to Alter do Chão and then, then conclude the tour in French Guiana.





Acquamania terminating the activities this summer

6 03 2010

 

The crazy about water and fun in the midst of slides and pools made good use of the summer season of 2010 in the aquapark Acquamania annexed to the Panorama Hotel in Foz do Iguaçu, PR – Brazil.

The site goes out of business this Monday, March 08 and returns to action on October 12. The park has eight slides from 6 to 22 feet, seven swimming pools, children’s entertainment space with dolphins, waterfalls and giant frogs. All this in an area of 20,000 m².

In addition to all the attractions of the site, customers can still enjoy the ride to visit one of the biggest attractions in the world, which is close to the park, the Iguazu Falls.