Scuba diving became a sport in 1943, when Jacques Costeau and Emile Gagnan invented the aqualung. This portable tank (cilinder) which carries pressured oxigen inside, together with a device called scuba that allowed one to breath underwater, made possible what many people thought it couldn´t be. Nowadays the equipments are much more modern and even first timers can experience this awesome adventure. Be a fish for one day and go scuba diving!
Scuba Diving Tour in Rio
Our Scuba Diving Tour in Rio, takes you to the outskirt of Rio city, to a little fishing village called Arraial do Cabo. It is located about 180 km (112 miles) north of Rio. Although it preserves the look of a fishing village, tourism has been increasing lately, due to the excellent conditions for scuba diving. Beautiful rock formations, sunk ships, corals, reefs, turtles and even barracudas can be seen in its clear waters. And that`s what makes this little town one of the best in Brazil to dive at. First time divers are welcome.
Characteristics of Arraial do Cabo`s diving points:
Depth: It ranges from 06 to 35 meters (19 to 115 feet), depending on the diving area.
Visibility: Depending on the season, it can vary from 05 to 15 meters (16 to 49 feet).
Average Water Temperature: 20o C (68o F) in summer and 15o C (59o F) in winter
Marine Life: Groupers, Dolphins, turtles, moray eels, queen angelfish, sea horses and more
Marinescapes: Rock formations
This activity takes a whole day (around 11/12 hours) and includes: Hotel pick up and drop off ( also at AirBnb apartments) in cars, vans, minivans or buses (all air conditioned and comfortable), equipment rentals (fins, masks, tanks, wetsuits, regulators, BCDs) , snacks and beverages aboard the boat and bilingual instructors. First time divers will have one assisted dive with a dive instructor while certified divers will have 02 dives. Price is the same for both.
From 02 to 28 people
Wear sunblock , take a towel.
Daily, under request. Hotel pick ups between 5:30 and 6:15 am, according to the location, year round, except during summer time ( 5:00 am)
How to Book:
Just click on book now, and pick a date on the calendar and fill out the booking form. Please read and agree with our terms and conditions then click on check out. You will be directed to Paypal to pay de required deposit of R$ 99,00 per person. We usually need at least 48 hs in advance, in order to provide this tour. In case the chosen date does not appear on our booking calendar, just send us an e-mail requesting availability. Remainder must be paid in cash to the guide in charge at the start of the tour . If you wish to pay the whole amount upfront, we can send you an invoice via Paypal, but this option has a 7% surcharge and the payment must be made no later than 72 hours before the tour date.
We do not operate this tour during carnival season, sundays of holidays, december 25th, december 31st and january 1st