If you are a fan of scuba diving and snorkeling and are planning to tour Brazil soon, you are in for a treat.
Brazil not only has some of the most colorful and exotic underwater sites in Latin America, but some of the most famous scuba diving and snorkeling places in the world.
Thousands of Miles of Coastline
Part of this has to do with its geography. With more than 5,000 miles of open coastline, Brazil has one of the longest continual stretches of oceanfront of any country on earth.
And its beaches have an astonishing amount of biodiversity, including thousands of species of mammals, fish and vegetation like colorful coral and undulating waves of ocean kelp.
A Treasury of Shipwrecks
Then there’s the country’s seafaring history. For more than 500 years ships have been making their way to Brazil’s ports. But not all of them made it safely, so there are dozens of known shipwreck sites for you to discover, many in depths shallow enough to be explored by snorkelers.
In addition to hundred of types of tropical fish, you also can see and swim with spinner dolphins, nurse sharks, and green sea turtles off of Brazil’s fertile coasts. And if you tour Brazil between July and December, odds are you will see whales as well.
Warm, Calm Waters All Year Round
Best of all, because of the warm water temperatures, scuba diving and snorkeling in Brazil is a year round activity. During Brazil’s summer months — January until March — the Atlantic’s temperature along the Brazilian coastline averages 78 degrees F (25 degrees C). And during Brazil’s winter — which lasts from July to September — the water temperature is a warm 73 degrees F (23 degrees C) on average.
So whether you are an expert scuba diver or a first-time snorkeler, there’s always something to see under the sea during your visit to Brazil.