Dive Points in Queimada Grande – São Paulo

Saco da Bananeira
Between 8 and 18 meters the rocks form fissures sheltering a host of fish and invertebrates. Below this depth, the stones give away to sand. Sole and and other benthic fish are commonly found, as well as lobsters, hooded slipper lobsters and morays eels among the rocks.

The wreckage of this cargo ship that sank in 1944 stretches perpendicularly to the island, over grown by sponges and corals. The stern lies eight meters deep, while the bow lies at a depth of 23 meters. The hull, resting on a rock, makes a tunnel thronged by schools of fingerlings.

Rio Negro
Lying twelve meters below the surface, only the boilers of the steamship, wich sank in 1879, are still intact. Lying deeper still, among the rocks there are some twisted metal pieces. Regal angelfish, rays and moray eels are easily found.

Made up of large submerged rocks, there are passageways and beautiful caverns overgrown with red sea fans, plychaetes and sponges. Great for night dives, and sheltered from the south westerly wind.

Source:  Brazil Diving Guide

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