Underwater tourism, sports and competitive diving, historic and archeological salvage diving, professional diving: these are some of the modalities of this activity, which involves six million people around the world every year. Although different from each other, they all share the need for places with the suitable qualities for their practice. Brazil is full of them.
Very nice diving sites can be found in the Abrolhos National Marine Park, where one can find the largest quantity of corals in the South Atlantic, in the stunningly crystal-clear waters of the Fernando de Noronha archipelago; in Recife, State of Pernambuco, considered the capital of shipwrecks; in Arraial do Cabo, in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, with diving in caves; to mention just a few examples.
The Brazilian coast is estimated to hold 11 thousand shipwrecks, and about 1,600 of them have already been registered in the Shipwrecks Information System – but only 600 have in fact been discovered and explored. It is guaranteed fun for adventure lovers.