Divers and students collect garbage in Porto Belo

31 08 2010

Last Saturday (29) the Underwater Fishing Santa Catarina Association (ACPS) conducted an action with the support of students and divers to remove rubbish from the seabed and of the Enseada Encantada of Porto Belo.

Were found more often plastic containers of food. Besides pollution, the product brightness attracts turtles, and it die after eating plastic.

Were placed in bags and will be separated by workers of the municipality of Porto Belo the materials collected from the sea and cliffs, the objects will be correctly target.

The action was attended by 150 people and will serve as example for the city put into effect a city ordinance passed earlier this year. In Porto Belo, is prohibited camping or lighting fires in the cliffs as well as to avoid the wrong disposal of garbage.

Source: Mergulho Brazil

Translation: Susan Buranelo

Bombinhas is one of the resorts favored by fans of diving

15 12 2009

Made up of 18 beaches, four islands and two ecological parks, Bombinhas, located 60 km from Florianopolis, is simply enchanting. Almost an island, for its location at the end of the peninsula of Porto Belo, this small territory of just 36.6 kilometers ², giving it the status of the country’s smallest county, is part of a series of beaches that form the Emerald Coast.

With all its natural beauty, the city offers a variety of entertainment and sports, especially water, for all tastes and ages. Known as the `Capital of the Ecological dive`, Bombinhas is one of the most popular resorts for those who practice diving, winning fame even abroad.



The Island of Wales is one of the most important breeding sites for seabirds of the Brazilian coast. Is also that there is the sinking of Lili, sunk in 1958 during a fog. The boat is more than 5 meters deep. The diving there can also be done by beginners, and you can see turtles, rays and friars.


Highly sought after area for diving. Its rich fauna involves species of birds, snakes, reptiles, turtles and sea birds, some migratory, which eventually make nests on the island.

Source: The Day Online