Diving in Abrolhos in July

25 06 2010



The diving school is Dive Captain with open positions for interessaddos in the destination diving Abrolhos, Bahia – Brazil. Besides housing several species of seabirds and to receive the visit of the Humpback whales from July, Abrolhos coral formation presents a unique world called “chapeirão.

The output for the Live will be on 09 deals with return on July 11 (Friday to Sunday).

More information: falecom@captaindive.com.br

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Diving in Maracajaú is featured in the Brazilian Journal

13 04 2010

The Newspaper Today’s TV Globo, filed on April 9 the fate of Maracajaú in Rio Grande do Norte. Scuba diving in the region was highlighted in the matter, which was chosen with almost 60% of the votes on the website of the newspaper.

Check below the story:

Rio Grande do Norte, 410 km from the famous beaches and clear warm waters have a special outing that attracts more people: the plunge.

Maracajaú located 60 km north of Natal and is one of the scripts for those who want to dive. The tour can be done with or without the use of the cylinder with compressed air. The four meters in depth the sunlight reflects all shades of marine life. Anyone can dive. No need to travel. Just a little breather. Who wants to do deeper dives must pass the yacht club for Christmas.

To make scuba diving, there are two alternatives: either to make the full course which takes around 16 hours, including lectures and practices, or else the program first experiment.

For the first dive we Arabaianinha up to 20 miles offshore. Sunlight barely reaches. With the help of the flashlight you can see the coral red, yellow.

We are heading to the stop of needles that is 14 miles from the coast, which is equivalent to 25 kilometers or so. Is 90 minutes away and is the second best diving point of Brazil. Loses to Fernando de Noronha.

“Stop the needles is recommended that a certified diver, but a diver who has a good experience,” says Afonso Melo, a diving instructor.

Already in the fall we discover the reason for the name: the pillars of limestone coated with coral reefs stand needles. We passed a school of Mozambique and go into natural caves carved by erosion over the centuries.

The tour is coming to an end. Who comes, get the feeling that even under water beaches here enchant tourists.





Diving Sites – Natal Brazil

10 02 2010



The capital of Rio Grande do Norte is a special place, and diving in Natal is a show all by itselsf. The reefs and mounds of coral, the warm Crystaline waters, depths of 14 to 35 meters and incredible marine diversity will please the novice and experienced diver alike. Generally trips include a stop by Parrachos de Maracajaú for snorkelling.

Serigado de Fora

A cliff of sandstone and large coral arches and varoious small caves. Many groupers, mutton snappers, french angelfish and trumpetfish swim by. From the surface to its top, the depth is about 18 m and, and it’s a much as 30 meters to the sandy bottom. Barracudas and spoted eagle rays are frequently found here.
Level: Advanced
Maximum depth: 30 meters

Sul das Aves
Large mound of sandstone in the shape of ring, covered in colored sponges and soft corals. Abundant fauna. Rays and large schools of pelagic fish patrol the area constantly.
Level: Advanced
Maximum depht: 22 meters

Arabaianinha
Covered with corals and sponges, the tall sandstone mound has a small caves and passages that are frequented by large schools of colorful fish, including queen angelfish, african pompanos, bluestriped grunts, french angelfish, twinspot bass, porkfish and rays.
Level: Basic
Maximum depth: 14 meters

Laje da Serra
One of the best diving spots of Natal. Discovered recently, and still relatively unexplored. Sandstone coverec by algae and tubular sponges shelter large schools of crevalle jackfish, yellow jackfish and sawfishes.Nurse sharks, spotted eagle rays and turtles are also frequently found here.
Level: advanced
Maximum depth: 20 meters

Terra Grossa
The large coral reef in the shape of a tube is slotted with fissures and holes and features a high diversity of fauna. Large schools of spotted eagle rays are readily found here.
Level: Basic
Maximum depht: 15 meters

Panam
It earned its name for the hammerhead sharks that often appear here. The first seaplanes of the old airline that landed in the Potengi River had flat noses and short wings, like hammerhead shark.
Level: Advanced
Maximum depht: 20 meters

Leme and Visgueiro
Located very near to each other and with similar features. These sites are belived to represent the outline of the beach as it was 5.000 year ago. They are coral reefs in the shape of a strip, with many crevices and holes, covered in soft corals. Turtles, moray eels and schools of multicolored fish of the reefs are found in abundance.
Level: Advanced
Maximum depth: 12 meters

Tartaruguinha
Shallow and near the coast, the sandstone shelf is covered with soft corals. Marine fauna is diversified and abundant. Moray eels, southern stingrays and spotted eagle rays is large schools of multicolored fish are commonly found among the reefs. Wrasses and parrotfish make the formations even more interesting, with their burrowing of holes and tunnels in the reef. The name comes from small turtles that frequent the area.
Level: Basic
Maximum depth: 16 meters

Source: Brazil Divig Guide