Ilha dos Meros - Paraty

Ilha dos Meros, in Paraty-RJ, has become one of the most famous diving spots in the Southeast of Brazil, because most divers know the place and even made their first dives at this point. The diving is sheltered and very quiet. Maximum depth of 13 meters, without current.

Due to overfishing, there has been a great reduction in the diversity and size of marine life in this area, but it is still possible to see some shoals, rays and turtles.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 8 m
Current

Current

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Macro Spot
  • Cleaning Station

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Ilha Josefa

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Ponta Grossa

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Ponta do Alvo

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Naufrágio Pinguino

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Costão da Jaconema

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Ponta do Bananal

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Fenda Jorge Grego

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