Diving in Fernando de Noronha
The Best place in Brazil
The Fernando de Noronha islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean just over 200 miles from the Brazilian coast. The archipelago consists of 21 islands and 70% is declared a National Marine Park. It has one of the most untouched eco-reserve in the world. The archipelago is often described as the perfect vacation spot, but it is known among divers as a scuba divers’ paradise.
There is an abundance of marine life - some quite exotic in these waters; past divers have come into contact with dolphins, reef sharks, stingrays, colourful fish and large turtles. The I.B.A.M.A only allows one boat per dive site and only three dive operators are allowed to operate on the islands; for this reason, you will not see many divers underwater. Most of the exciting spots can only be reached by boat; therefore, it is recommended to book your trip through diving companies that will help you explore the islands. A great choice to schedule your diving trip through Trip Noronha, where there are different levels of diving you can choose from. From a basic experience to a more advance experience, tourists are able to dive in the morning and have the afternoon free to explore the islands. The basic package is a week-long learning course where tourists already start off training at the ocean where they can learn in a real environment. The more advance experience that Trip Noronha has to offer is a week-long trip where 5 out of the 7 days you are able to dive at various hot spots. There is a shorter five day trip where you can scuba dive 3 out of the 5 days. All the instructors and dive masters are trained by agencies recognized worldwide (NAUI/PADI/SSI) and all have training in first aid and rescue.
Divers often describe the water to be warm and the exotic sea-life to be quite exquisite. With crystal blue water and 80 degree weather all year long, scuba diving in the Fernando de Noronha islands cannot be a better choice. Usually the dive ranges from 82-131 feet in depth. A very popular diving spot is where the Brazilian warship, Corveta Ipiranga V17, sank in 1987. It lies undisturbed 210 feet below the ocean waiting to be explored by scuba divers alike. A very well-liked area that all experience level divers can explore is the Eliane Estatatus, a sunken Greek ship, found 27 feet deep under the Santo Antonio Bay. It is located very near the shore where many swimmers can reach it.
An increasing activity in Fernando de Noronha islands is the Technical Diving. With this technique divers reach depths of more than 150 feet with prolonged duration and even wreck penetration.
Fernando de Noronha is considered a tropical paradise with hundreds miles of clean blue water. Scuba divers come here every year to immerse themselves in an ocean of wonder and beautiful sights. Whether you are an inexperience scuba diver that simply wants to learn or have many years of experience, Fernando de Noronha is an incredible destination to explore and relax.