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Address: Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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Leisure trip to Natal

Stunning natural pools, warm clear water, definitely an inspiring place to rest! Worth visiting. Typical restaurants.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Stunning natural pools, warm clear water, definitely an inspiring place to rest! Worth visiting. Typical restaurants.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

To get there from Ponta Negra you spend ~1 hour + 30 min on a boat. It is packed with tourists (~40 per boat). Once you get to the reefs you get pbbly 90 min to snorkel. You can contract the diving at will, which is a great experience if this is your first time. Water is clear and shallow... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Good price, beautiful way about 15 min on a motorboat to the place of diving. Good explanation and equipment, diving about 2 meters, there are fishes, octopus, fishes are fed there so they look like want to meet you, underwater photo service is good option, extremely clean waters.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

You will find there a nice place to dive and play with the tropical fishes loking for you. Be prepared to heavy sun and wind all time long.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is the type of attraction that can be ruined if you go in the wrong time... To have a nice scuba/ snorkeling, take care to go when the tide is really low (0.3 m or less). If it rained the day/night before or the tide is higher than 0.3m - 0.4 m, just forget it, as you won't see... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This is a very beautiful place and an almost wild beach, with some great reefs at about 30´ shipping from the coast; an excellent spot for both scuba and (just) snorkeling. But something that really disappointed us and probably damaged a bit our experience was the number of tourists and the lack of reasonable services that it should have for... More 

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North Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Great fun and among fish and reef with great BBQ with tasty lobster kebabs? The kids loved it and managed to swim too.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Too much exploration - they want your money by all means - everything is overpriced

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RIO DE JANEIRO
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

me and my husband make a dive to see colorful fishes and a morea, there was a bar in the middle of the see, you can see the corals and you go by a boat that you have to pay before you go.Tou can include a lunch.

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Utila, Honduras
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

I went to Maracajau desperate to dive after three months on dry land, but now in March it was impossible. They only took me snorkeling close to the shore, where the water was about two meters deep. I´m not sure if they just didn´t want to take only one person out to the proper reef, or if it really wasn´t... More 

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