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Address: Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Phone Number: 8481882828
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The warm waters of Natal are an invitation for scuba diving. "Parrachos de maracaju" is great for shallow water diving activities, and there is no need for wearing your full gear... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2016
Montpellier, France

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Montpellier, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

The warm waters of Natal are an invitation for scuba diving. "Parrachos de maracaju" is great for shallow water diving activities, and there is no need for wearing your full gear. Just have your mask, snorkel, and fins on. That's all you need to enjoy the place. But the best thing to do is to pay a local company to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Going to the parranchos is a very different experience and you can dive and observe the life under the sea.

Thank Eliane Bonilha D
Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I did a snorkel trip here. The reef was beautiful and we saw amazing fish. After snorkeling we were able to do an ATV trip that took us to the restaurant for lunch. Really a great day, one of the best vacations we've had!

Thank Katmartins
Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

From the pictures and brochures it looks like the snorkel might be nice, but with strong winds and less than 50% visibility, we would have been better off staying in town and going to the aquarium. In the end, we paid 300 reais for a visit to a nice beach, with a restaurant and tour operators selling their quad rides,... More 

1 Thank DRBuhler
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Nice scuba diving experience, in the middle of the sea. Very friendly staff, always there to help you

Thank Bichoazul66
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The catamara was full there was no place to everyone, the water was full of people it was impossible to see the fish. They should put a limited number of people in the water so everyone could enjoy it.

1 Thank gdalmeda
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

If you have been snorkeling in Hawaii or somewhere similar this will not be fun for you. I love snorkeling/scuba and this did not impress. There was hardly any fish, and the ones there were usually under the corals or hiding, so even though scubaing sucks there cuz it's so shallow, it might be worth it since you will be... More 

Thank thiagovarella
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

ecological catastrophe where a few lost fishes swim amongst 80% dead corals destroyed by mass tourism. traumatising snorkeling experience

2 Thank Christophe C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Since we went during the winter, the water was not very clear and we couldn't see much the fish. Also, since I don't know how to swim, was very difficult to see the corals because the sea is very deep. I recommend for the ones who already had an experience with snorkeling.

1 Thank Jaqueline F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

I was there in August and was very windy. The tide was high (about 3 m) and we couldn't see fishes at all. The guide said August is not a good month to dive there, and I agree.

1 Thank Inna N

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