Scuba diving in Praia Da Rocha
This is a very colorful site with fascinating topography. It features white sand, numerous pinnacles, many swim-throughs with overhangs, caverns, and a maze of small crevices and crannies. This site is also known as "Beach of Rocks" and, as it lies close to shore, diving can only be done during calm conditions. It is a great site for photographers and novice divers who would like to practice their skills.
When to go
Diving can be done any time of the year, though the high diving season is from April to October. Average water temperature varies from 23C/73F to 28C/82F.
What to see
A great abundance of soft and hard corals cover the tops of pinnacles and are scattered among boulders and swim throughs. Whitetip reef sharks, large green and loggerhead turtles, large schools of yellowtail barracuda, occasional manta rays and eagle rays, as well as octopus, lobsters, blue triggerfish, cuttlefish, snake eels, Spanish dancers and nudibranchs can be found throughout the site.