A dip in the natural beauty of Bonito MS

17 11 2010

Floating Rio da Prata - Andre Seale

One of the most beautiful ecological tours of Brazil, the destination in Mato Grosso do Sul and the fauna includes a veritable amusement park of nature when it comes to the practice of adventure sports.

Besides trails with waterfalls and impressive falls, Bonito custody of the Abyss Anhumas, which is the biggest underwater cave in the world, and rivers where you can dive, ride a boat, buoy-cross practice or simply float at the mercy of the currents.

Besides all this natural beauty, the destination also surprised by the rules for its preservation: the attractions they receive a limited number of tourist guides and hire qualified to enjoy the paradise is required.

Tip
To dive in clear waters, the same ones you see in postcards, go between June and September, when it rains less in the region and the water becomes clearer.

Attractions

To see in a weekend

With little time, make floating in the River Plate, where the fun is swimming alongside fish such as gold and pirarucus. For those who enjoy hiking, the trail passes through the resort Mimosa eight waterfalls.

To see in 4 days

Visit the cave of the Blue Lagoon, listed as a natural monument. To get there, you must descend a staircase of 294 steps, steep, unlit and slippery in rainy weather. The effort is rewarded by the sight of the lake, with 87 meters deep, 120 feet wide and a stunning crystal blue. Lighter, the ride to the Araras, with 124 yards and a lake, enchanted by the rare scarlet macaws that nest there.

To view in 7 days

Take the time to do scuba diving in the waters of the River Plate and the Abyss of Anhumas.

Source: Uniclass

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Orangutan trains dive into park

28 06 2010

A female orangutan took like diving and became a star of a park in the state of South Carolina (USA). Surya from age 7, learned to swim and dive in three weeks. With assistance from the trainer Moksha Bybee, 30, took the animal taste for water.

According to Moksha, the orangutan scuba diving every day and every practice is a different maneuver underwater. Surya became attraction in Myrtle Beach Safari park. “She loves dive stuck on my back,” said the trainer.

Photo: Barcroft/Getty Images





Never go diving without a magnetic compass

17 06 2010

 

A magnetic compass is an indispensable device which divers should always carry and be able to consult while they dive. The compass might make the difference for a lost diver allowing him to find the shore, which he couldn’t do without it. Having a magnetic compass is crucial at the moment of wishing to know where we are while being at the water.

Whenever a diver is checking on his equipment and making sure he has everything he needs, one of the first things he should check is for his compass. A diver should never go into the sea without having this device with him. It doesn’t matter if it is an experienced diver or not, any one could get lost if they didn’t have a magnetic compass with them.

Using a magnetic compass is not as easy as it might seem and it might take some practice before the diver is able to use it and read it properly. Actually, many divers tend to feel like they don’t need to learn or practice with their compass, and they don’t find out their mistake until they are into the water and need the help of this device.

Any sea related sport requires a compass as an important piece of equipment. It is fundamental for navigators to use compasses and consult them, and actually they could not practice their activity without the information which these devices provide. Actually, a compass turns into a safety device due to the importance of the help it gives for those who consult it while being at the sea, whether they are navigating, diving, or practicing any other related activity.

It is very easy to get lost while being at the sea, and having a compass might be the only way to learn where we are and in which direction we should move. When all we have around us is sea and it looks all alike, there might be no way for us to know where we should go. Therefore, having a magnetic compass and learning how to properly follow its indications is vital for all divers.

Source: Dive Pilot





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 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.

 





Atlantis Divers have places for diving in Paraty

1 03 2010



The Atlantis Divers is operating with vacancies available for the Enterprise Live Aboard Atlantis, which happens in the 6th and March 7th in Paraty, in Rio de Janeiro.

The event is ideal for those who like adventure and also dive in one of the most beautiful regions of Brazil.

Included in the itinerary to visit the Big Island, as well as food, drink non-alcoholic beverages and dips.

More information can be obtained from the Central Booking-ATLANTIS DIVERS: info@atlantisdivers.com.br

 





Whales and dolphins in São Paulo

15 10 2009

Sighting dolphins and whales, live with caiçara communities and experience the rich marine life off the coast of São Paulo (Brazil) are some of the attractions for those who venture into the scripts of the dive.

In a joint initiative between fishermen, dive associations and the State Department of Environment, have been mapped about 80 points – divided into eight routes – where you can perform the activity. The project goal is to make the people know the marine life and go to save it.

Located in areas of environmental preservation, the scripts include islands in the region of Ubatuba, Ilhabela, São Sebastião, Santos and Itanhaém. In all of them, you can find companies dive operators.

See more in Portal Mergulho Brazil!!!