Barragem do Paranoa

This dive site entry is normally made via the coast. Thermoclines are present that vary from 26°C, until 9 meters, and 21°C at 18 meters; visibility varies between 2 and 5 meters.

Aquatic life with only small animals, carp, tucunaré, or cará, on night dives, with the opportunity to see bigger fish due to better visibility.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Body of Water

Body of Water

  • Artificial
Visibility

Visibility

  • 3 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Lake

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

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