Diving in Recife

Recife is the main city of the state of Pernambuco, taking its name for its many reefs, also known in Portuguese as recifes, that surround its shoreline. Rivers, bridges, beaches, and islets make up this awe-inspiring region. Some people call Recife “the Venice of Brazil” because of all the canals that cross the region. This is an excellent place for adventurer divers. The main underwater attractions in this area are the more than 30 shipwrecks you can find, from historic ships from the XIX century to artificial ones. You will find high visibility and warm waters all year round. From September until May, Recife has the best sailing conditions. Recife has delicious local food and great restaurants, as well as a wide variety of hotel and hostels. The neighbor town of Olinda is a historic UNESCO World Heritage Site; this beautiful town is filled with colonial houses, and baroque churches from the Portuguese colonizers, as well as beautiful gardens. Both the cities of Recife and Olinda are world-famous for its carnival; make sure you visit around February to join the celebrations. You can also head to Boa Viagem. In the southern region of Recife, for a relaxing time at the beach. You can expect excellent diving, food, and sightseeing in Recife.

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Wildlife in Recife

Recife is located behind a protective reef, which makes it a place with a very abundant marine life, with common sights of sharks. The many shipwrecks that you can explore in this region are also home to lots of different animals, from colorful coral reef fish to pelagics. Be prepared to spot nurse sharks, rays, and countless turtles, which are the grand attraction of this place. You can explore many shipwrecks in this area; in fact, Recife is considered “the shipwreck capital” of Brazil with over 100 ships to explore. Diving in Recife, you will find a unique divers paradise with awe-inspiring sights.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sharks
Great Hammerhead Shark
Lemon Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Bull Shark
Nurse Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Conger eel
Jackfishes
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Bannerfish
Flounder
Molluscs
Octopus
Squid
Cuttlefish
Crustaceans
Crayfish
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Sharks
Great Hammerhead Shark
Lemon Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Bull Shark
Nurse Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Skate (fish)
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Conger eel
Jackfishes
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Bannerfish
Flounder
Molluscs
Octopus
Squid
Cuttlefish
Crustaceans
Crayfish
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab

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