Restricted by Nature

By: Kajol Nar Singh and Hannah Grey

“Dive into the warm waters of an enigmatic volcanic archipelago.”


Approximately 354 kilometres off the Brazilian northeast coast, lies the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha. Comprising of 21 islands and inlets, it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001 because of its environmental importance. It is home to pristine beaches, draped across glittering waters. 


A plethora of colours greets you as you dive underwater. Due to conservation efforts, marine life thrives in the archipelago. As such, visitors can find themselves swimming amongst some of nature’s beauties – corals, dolphins, turtles and sharks!  


Fernando de Noronha is also known for other activities that go beyond diving. Between December and April, take the opportunity to head on over to Praia da Cacimba do Padre beach! Its clear waters and tube waves make it a surfer’s paradise 

After spending the day soused in seawater, seal the experience with a sunset at Boldro Beach where oranges and reds scorch the sky as the sun dips low behind the sea.

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