Water activity

Rio de Janeiro: Arraial do Cabo Scuba Diving Day Trip

Activity provider: RioXtreme
Water activity

Rio de Janeiro: Arraial do Cabo Scuba Diving Day Trip

Activity provider: RioXtreme

From US$ 189 per person

Experience an underwater adventure and discover the world beneath the waves. The crystal clear waters of Arraial do Cabo offer amazing visibility and a rich marine biodiversity.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup is available in the South Zone of Rio. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Scuba dive in Arraial do Cabo, one of the best spots in Brazil
  • Explore the Atlantic Ocean's colorful marine wildlife
  • Venture off the beaten track to the Lakes Region in Rio
Full description

Get ready for an awe-inspiring scuba diving excursion perfect for both beginners and advanced divers. Take off from Rio to reach the crystal-clear waters of Arraial do Cabo. Enjoy snacks and drinks on board, and receive one or two tanks depending on your diving level.

Located in the Lakes Region, Arraial do Cabo is approximately a 2.5-hour drive from Rio. Arraial do Cabo is famous for being the largest dive center in Rio de Janeiro and one of the most important in Brazil.

Benefit from waters that offer amazing visibility and rich marine biodiversity, allowing you to see squids, turtles, groupers, lobsters, seahorses, rays, and even dolphins. Jacques Yves Cousteau, one of the pioneers in diving, was amazed by this area's calm and transparent waters.

After a few minutes from the harbor by boat, reach the diving spots. Prepare for an average water temperature is of 20 degrees Celcius (68 degrees Fahrenheit). The depth of the dives will be from 6 to 35 meters (19 to 115 feet), depending on the area and the diver's experience. Full scuba gear is included, so gear up with a mask, regulator, 5 mm wetsuit, BCD, and fins. Two tanks will be provided for certified divers, while diver newbies and those without certification can enjoy a single tank for the so-called baptism, a guided dive for beginners.

  • Accredited tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (South Zone of Rio)
  • Instructor/dive master
  • Full scuba gear (mask, regulator, 5 mm wetsuit, BCD, fins)
  • 2 tanks (for certified divers)
  • 1 tank (for non-certified or inexperienced divers)
  • Snacks and beverages on the boat
  • Harbor entry fee (approximately 10 BRL per person)
  • Lunch
  • Extras
Not suitable for
  • Children under 16 years
  • People prone to seasickness

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Beachwear
  • Insect repellent
  • Breathable clothing
  • Daypack
  • Personal medication
  • Diving certification
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Know before you go

  • It's recommended to avoid booking your scuba diving trip during Carnival season, New Year's Eve celebrations (December 30/31 and January 1/2) as well as the first or last days of local holidays
  • On very rare occasions, in the case of sudden weather and wind changes, the Coast Guard may prevent the departure from taking place without notice. If diving is not possible due to unforeseen circumstances, a city tour in Arraial do Cabo or Cabo Frio will be offered to enjoy the beaches
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Excelente de lo mejor que hice en Brasil

November 29, 2022


An amazing Scuba diving day trip with interesting, informative and knowledgeable tour guide! Recommended!

March 18, 2022

Product ID: 400168