Santa Catarina has the best places for diving in Southern Brazil. The Reserva Biológica Marinha do Arvoredo (Marine Biological Reserve Arvoredo) is one of the best places for scuba diving (with underwater breathing equipment) across the country. For snorkeling, the coves of Bombinhas, the Campeche Island (Florianópolis) and the island of Porto Belo are recommended.
Photo by Alexandre Janini
The Santa Catarina coast is looking for professional and amateur fishermen who can choose from wide range of scenarios and species. The ocean fishing can be practiced throughout the coast, and Itajaí one of the main professional activity in Brazil. The variety of species has become the region between Florianopolis and Piçarras reference for the amateur and sport fishing, both onboard and in warehouses or cliffs – there are good scripts for fishing day and night around the peninsula of Porto Belo. In this region, no record of catch within the rules of sport fishing, big golden mackerel, bonito, tuna, marlin, white marlin and even blue. In the cliffs, you can fish sea bass, grouper, mullet, Pampos, bream, among many other species.
Two fish deserve special mention. The catch bass in the Bay of Babitonga channels, especially in Garuva, attracts anglers from all over the country. And anchovies, good fighting fish, is abundant in all the coasts and islands between Florianopolis and Piçarras between June and November.