The Brazilian coast offers good shipwreck diving experiences

History, charm and mystery. These are some aspects that make shipwrecks one of the most attractive underwater attractions for divers around the world. In Brazil, along 7,367 km of sea coast, it is possible to find more than 2,000 shipwrecks, according to the National Shipwreck System (Sinau). Most of them can be visited on diving trips.

Diving is one of the most frequent activities in adventure tourism. This modality has gained strength in the national culture and space among those who choose to be in intense contact with nature through exploration, curiosity and adrenaline seeking.

Known as the Marine Ecological Sanctuary, Ilha das Cabras, for example, is one of the main diving spots in Ilhabela and is one of the most popular places on the north coast of São Paulo for this activity. In addition, diving in the Aymoré shipwreck is one of the attractions that delights tourists.

It is not always necessary to have diving experience or certification to dive and meet shipwrecks. This will depend on the type of tour and activity.

For those who want to explore shipwrecks from the inside, you must have a specialization. with the certificate of wreck diverissued by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), the diver is entitled to dive inside a vessel under these conditions.

In Brazil, there are shipwreck opportunities for both professional and novice divers. The list below includes destinations on the coasts of the states of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Fernando de Noronha.

of Aymoré goods

Of Brazilian nationality, the cargo ship Aymoré was built in 1883. The ship was a victim of the Ilhabela fog in 1920 and ran aground at Ponta do Ribeirão, near the Moleques Islands, located at the entrance to the São Sebastião Channel. After several unsuccessful rescue attempts, Aymoré was abandoned and declared a total loss.

Sinking of the ship Pinguino

Near Ilha Grande, located in Angra dos Reis, municipality of Rio de Janeiro, the Panamanian cargo ship Pinguino caught fire due to a short circuit. The boat could not be saved and was left on the bottom, which lasted for approximately two days.

This is one of the most famous shipwrecks in Brazil, visited by both veteran and novice divers alike. It is located at a depth of 18 meters and the favorable visibility of the water in the place – which can reach 15 meters – makes the contemplation of the ship even better.

Pinguino is “upside down”, that is, on its side. Although the structure is fragile, with no recommendation to enter the ship, it appears intact from the outside.

The Corvette Shipwreck

In 1983, a corvette (Corveta Ipiranga V 17) – a type of medium battleship – collided with Cabeça da Zapata, a rock near Fernando de Noronha. She sank in about eight hours.

The ship was sunk in the sailing position and relatively well preserved. In addition, there is the care of divers and diving schools.

Several doors on the Corvette are open, allowing certified divers to enter the vessel at various points. There is also the opportunity to see engines, generators and even a telegraph.

The ship of Thetis

The English frigate Thetis was used to collect taxes and carried a considerable amount of gold. The ship sank in 1830, taking with it about $810,000 worth of gold bullion. Even after the rescue, 20% of the amount of treasure at the bottom of the Brazilian sea still awaits collection.

Currently, little of Thetis is standing, but it is possible to see some munitions, chains, cannons and other shipwrecks.

To visit this and several other shipwrecks, such as the Teixeirinha and the Dona Paula, the tourist must visit Arraial do Cabo, in Rio de Janeiro.

Source: https://massanews.com/vida-massa/litoral-brasileiro-reserva-boas-experiencias-de-mergulho-em-naufragios/

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