Cabo Frio Diving Points

Overshadowed by the glamour of Búzios and the fame of Arraial do Cabo as a diving destination, Cabo Frio has gone almost unnoticed by Brazilian divers. But one just needs to peruse a nautical chart to see that the place is promising. A wonderful archipelago made up of six islands that extends off the coast, providing more than 30 diving sites.

Sea conditions vary, as they do along the entire southeastern coast. Visibility can exceed 30 meters and 25 degrees celsius and, the very next day, drop to 10 meters and 12 degrees celsius. All of this because of the famous upswelling – a cold current responsible for the name of the cape. One of Cabo Frio’s biggest advantages is its proximity to diving sites.

Diving points:

1 – Ilha Comprida – Face Norte  (rock formations) – 6 meters depth

2 – Ilha Comprida – Laje de Dentro  (rock formations) – 16 meters depth

3 – Ilha Comprida – Saco Sul  (rock formations) – 18 meters depth

4 – Ilha dos dois Irmãos (rock formations) – 24 meters depth

5 – Ilha dos papagaios – Inlets (coral reefs) –  28 meters depth

6 – Carolina (shipwreck) –  12 meters depth

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