Abrolhos / Chapeirão Faca Cega

The set of coral pinnacles that received the name of “Faca Cega“ (Blind Knife) consists of one of the main diving points of the Abrolhos Archipelago. It has a room that reaches a depth of 25 meters, with almost 20 meters in diameter. The view is impressive, with several passages and burrows.

The endemic formation of the Chapeiroes provides an exciting dive, full of colors from the corals and reef fish that inhabit these places. You can see some rays.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 11 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Drift Dive
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Macro Spot
  • Cleaning Station
  • Cavern/Cave
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

The Atlântida Cliff is a little visited diving spot in Abrolhos region, but it offers a spectacular dive. The formations provide a dive with several passages and channels, until the arrival to a lounge, where almost 15 divers can fit. The depth ranges from 8 to 32 meters.

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Chapeirão Jean Pierre

Formation of endemic capeirinhas of southern Bahia with an average annual growth of 1 mm, with several passages and tunnels that connect other capeirinhas in the surroundings;

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Chapeirão Mau Mau

The underwater trail is 140 meters long, with 14 pins installed on the sand and cables that connect the points of interest, guiding the route and facilitating the interpretation of each point with its attractions.

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Another shipwreck located in the difficult navigation region of the Abrolhos Archipelago. The ship Guadiana was carrying coffee and, on a day of low visibility, ended up colliding with a rock and sank in the year 1885. Today it is dismantled, with some identifiable parts, such as the machines and the rudder.

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Naufragio Nebula

Shallow diving (4 to 12 meters) and with reduced visibility. The wreck is in one piece, with possibility of penetration. It is 73 meters long.

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Ilhas Rasas

The Rasas Islands are 11 miles from Guarapari. They are considered oceanic islands, with rock formation, and have great biodiversity of reef fish, besides a centennial wreck.

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The freighter Victory 8B was purposely sunk on the coast of Espírito Santo, 6 nautical miles from the continent. This ship was abandoned by the crew after 18 months in port, with fiscal problems. It is in the navigation position, with many parts intact. Prof. Max 36mts

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Escalvada Island offers one of the best dives in Espírito Santo. Its depth varies between 6 and 24 meters and the point is susceptible to currents.

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Ilha Escalvada Face Leste

Rocky coastline with incidence of current, this dive is ideal for those who like drifting. Face of the island facing the open sea with the possibility of sighting pelagic fish.

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The Portuguese galleon Most Holy Sacrament sank in 1668 after captaining a fleet on the Atlantic crossing to Salvador. It ended up arriving at night of great storm and sank at the entrance of All Saints Bay, shipwreck of great historical value, possible to see cannons and many anchors of the time.

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