Diving attracts foreign tourists to Brazil; know the destinations

Diving is one of the most popular activities for tourists traveling to Brazil in search of adventure. Popular destinations are Fernando de Noronha (PE), Paraty (RJ), Ilhabela (RJ) , Bombs (SC) and Recife (PE).

According to the Ministry of Tourism (Tourism Ministry), the adventure is the second main reason for leisure trips made by foreigners in the country (21,3% of the preference of visitors). First is the demand for sun and beach (64,2%), according to the latest study from the International Tourist Demand.

The diving tourism is an activity in consolidation, but with the potential to become one of the main references of tourism related to nature“, said the national secretary of Tourism Policies, Vinicius Lummertz.

The average age of the adventurous traveler is 34 years and the average time of adventure travel is 7,5 days, according to data from the Adventure Research Roundup / Adventure Travel Trade Association.

The attribute nature has gained importance not only in Brazil but also in other countries. According to the report of the World Economic Forum Competitiveness, Brazil ranks first in the world in natural resources.

Besides diving in marine waters, the sport can also be practiced in ponds, such as the Abyss Anhumas and Rio Formoso, in Mato Grosso do Sul. In all cases, however, it is necessary to take a course and a dip accompanied by experimental professional. But if the idea is to practice diving alone, we must engage in lectures and practical exercises in pools or open water.

There are diving schools around the country Ideally look for those that offer internationally recognized certification bodies, such as PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors and the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, the largest scuba diving certification in the world) or CIDP (Professional Diving Instructors Corporation or the Corporation of Professional Diving Instructors) .

With information from Ministry of Tourism

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