Naufrágio Buenos Aires (Wreck)

The Buenos Aires Steam sank in 1890. Point indicated for experienced divers, with wrecks found from 13 meters to 42 meters deep. Common presence of strong surface currents, average temperature of 18 degrees and average visibility of 3 meters.

Besides the presence of friars, the presence of stone fish is remarkable, requiring extra care from the diver. With luck, lobsters, morays and even eaglerays can be seen on site.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 8 m
Current

Current

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Ilha Rasa - Guincho

Classic costal diving, ideal for less experienced divers. Even so the attention is important, because the depth can reach up to 20 meters between shore and sand. Average annual temperature of 18 degrees and visibility of 3 meters.

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Ilha Rasa - Portinho

Good alternative to south-southwest swells, the coast do portinho offers shelter for beginner divers. Moving away towards the sand, one can find depths in the range of 30 meters, enabling the formation of deep diving. Average temperature of 18 degrees and visibility of 3 meters.

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Face Norte

The most sheltered coastline in the region, the North Face of Ilha Comprida offers an abrupt slope, meeting with the sand between 9 and 12 meters deep.

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Ilha Pai / Ponta Sul

Pai's Island is the furthest from Itaipu Beach, and has a different rock formation than the other two islands (Mae and Menina). This point has a greater slope and a steeper coast, providing a completely different diving profile from the neighboring islands. Drifting is possible.

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Ilha Mae / Ponta Sul

The South Point of the Mother Island is a great profile for beginner divers, and also for more experienced divers who would like to enjoy a quieter dive, with shallow depths and lots of marine life.

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Caverninhas da Ilha Mae

The little caves on Mae Island are rock formations that form a veritable playground for divers of all levels. Inside these structures are large quantities of fish, surprising when observed closely. It is the most sought after spot on the coast of Niteroi.

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Canal da Ilha Menina

Diving in the Ilha Menina Channel is an excellent opportunity to do a drift dive, tide conditions permitting. You can see an interesting rock formation and lots of marine life.

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Costao de Itaipu

Excellent for night diving, when all the fauna is active, providing a peaceful and charming dive. The beach's coastline is extensive, allowing for several ways to explore the dive, which can be done from a boat or with a beach exit.

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Ilhas Maricas - Naufragio do Moreno

The old dismantled wreck brings together a lot of marine life and allows the observation of its structures, which bring together a diversity of marine life. If you want to observe beyond the wreck, a tranquil shallow dive is possible, suitable for any level of training.

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Fenda Jorge Grego

The Crack of the Island of Jorge Grego is one of the most famous and desired diving spots of the sea outside of Ilha Grande. The crevice consists of an opening almost 4 meters wide and 15 meters deep, located in the middle of the Island of Greek Jorge. The dive is done with a drift boat and this requires experience.

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Recommended Training

Boat Diving

Discover pristine dive sites that cannot be reached from shore and experience the excitement of liveaboard diving. Learn all you need to dive from boats with the SSI Boat Diving Specialty. Start today!

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Deep Diving

Many exciting and iconic dive sites lie in deeper waters. The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will get you there - safely and with confidence. Learn how to plan and conduct dives to between 18 and 40 meters deep with SSI.

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Night Diving and Limited Visibility

Diving does not end when the sun goes down! Become a night diver and meet the incredible marine life that only comes out at night. Join the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility specialty program.

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Wreck Diving

Do you want to explore iconic towering shipwrecks and dive World War airplanes covered in vibrant marine life? Discover the world of wreck diving and get started today with the SSI Wreck Diving Specialty program.

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Enriched Air Nitrox Level 2 (40%)

Extend your dive time, shorten your surface intervals and spend more time exploring the dive sites you love, with the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty certification program.

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