Scuba Diving in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

A Package of 6 days & 5 nights, includes:
* Transfer (airport / Fernando de Noronha (hotel) / airport)
* 5 nights of accommodation at chosen hotel below, incl. breakfast:
* Diving course for Open Water (Basic - PADI) 2days therory & 2 days diving

Note: If you already are a certified diver we arrange day trips as well, providing all necessary equipment. For beginners we provide tours "Discover Scuba Diving", diving with no previous experience - just for you to "taste" the beauty world..!


The best dive site is the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha. It's the most untouched spot, and it's simply gorgeous on the surface, appealing to everyone. The difficulty ranges from beginner to advance. Best time of the year is from July to December for beginners, all year round for advanced divers. It's one of the most expensive dive sites to go.

The blue Atlantic Ocean and the volcanic formed hills, make the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha to one of the most beautiful landscapes in Brazil. Noronha with a population of 1500, lies 360km from Natal. The 21 islands of the archipelago cover a total area of only 26 square kilometers. With its crystal-clear water (visibility to 50m deepness & average water temperature of 25°C) and rich marine life, the archipelago is a heavenly retreat for underwater pleasures – one of the best places for diving on this planet.

The “Pico” hill, the highest point on the main island, is only 321 meters above sea level, it is well over 4300 meters above the ocean floor, as the island is an extinct volcanic cone. The island-mountain is part of the mid-Atlantic ridge, an underwater mountain chain which is over 15,000km long. The islands beaches are clean, beautiful and almost deserted. There are many natural formed swimming pools and beautiful & shallow beaches, like Atalaia Beach and Sancho Bay, where you can observe the marine life and a lots of colorful fish. You can get to the Sancho bay either by boat or by following a trail which leads through bramble and bush, past almond trees and over sharp rocks. Once at Baía do Sancho, you may be lucky enough to witness an odd metrological phenomenon: without a cloud in sight, rain falls mysteriously on a spot of land 10 meters wide. Cacimba do Padre beach is the only one with fresh water. Baía dos Golfinhos (Dolphin Bay) is strictly off limits to swimmers, but access is permitted to Mirante dos Gofinhos, an outlook where you can watch hundreds of dolphins cavorting in the water every morning.

Another attraction is to observe the rich life of sea birds and other birds, living there permanently or stopping over during their immigrations. Except the variety of nature experiences, you may also enjoy some sports, like surfing. The waves are about 2m high and the top of the waves can reach 5m. The best period for surfing is between December and March (in February is a world championship in surf). 

The archipelago is nowadays a protected national marine park, and the effects of tourism on its fragile ecosystem need to be monitored carefully. It is only the main island that allows visitors, and the local government charge a daily environmental tax of the visitors. Another example is than on the beaches of Leão, Sancho, Cacimba do Padre & Boldró, it is prohibited to access the beaches nighttime (18h - 06h) during January till June, in protection of the turtles that lays eggs.

It is very sunny from July/August until February. March & July are quite windy, which are the beggining and the end of slightly more instable weather. April is the month that rains most, meanwhile May and June have some showers. December to February is the top of the high season with lots of people and of course the most expensive period, to book you must do in very advanced.

On the MAP: Name Max Deep Description:
01 Naufrágio do Porto
09m. Cargueiro afundado nos anos 20. Seus escombros estão na saída do porto.
02 Ilha do Meio
15m. Pequenas tocas e grutas oferecem abrigo a muitos cardumes.
Ressurreta / Canal da Rata
Iniciando numa calma e rasa enseada, partimos para o canal para um bonito "Drift-dive".
Costão rochoso. Bela opção para a iniciação em mergulhos profundos e em multi-nível.
Buraco do Inferno
Variado, oferece cinco trajetórias bem distintas.
06 Pontal do Norte
42m. Rochedo submerso proporciona um multi-nível muito rico em vida.
07 Pedras Secas
16m. Dois cabeços, dois mergulhos distintos, uma opinião: espetacular.
08 Buraco das Cabras
15m. Formação rochosa única em típico 'drift-dive'.
09 Ilha do Frade
20m. Ilhota colorida por corais e esponjas cercada de areia fina e branca.
10 Cabeço Submarino
24m. Rochedos na saída da Baía do Sueste, abrigo costumeiro de tartarugas.
11 Iuias
22m. Agrupamento de rochas com grande concentração de cardumes.
12 Navio do Leão 08m. Cargueiro destroçado, em uma pequena baía abrigada.
13 Cabeço da Sapata
42m. Grande rocha submersa com paredes verticais coloridas. Sua fauna sempre traz surpresas.
14 Ponta da Sapata
27m. Costão rochoso terminando em uma impressionante gruta.
15 Corveta Ipiranga
63m. 'Um dos mais impressionantes naufrágios do mundo.' Segundo David Taylor, editor da Rodale Scuba Diving.
16 Laje dos 2 Irmãos 24m. Laje de corais rica em vida, usualmente visitada por tubarões bico-fino.
17 Morro de Fora
15m. Ilhota cercada por locas e passagens entre as pedras.