Sports in Fernando de Noronha

Surrounded by water, Fernando de Noronha is a paradise for those who are into water sports activities such as diving and surfing. Thus, if you are visiting the island, make sure that you try in these two sports.


Fernando de Noronha is one of the world’s best places for diving. Its waters that are crystal clear are visible up to 50 meters and host a wide range of fish, turtles, sharks, dolphins, and sponges. Shipwrecks and coral reefs can also be seen during the dive.

Among the main diving spots in Fernando de Noronha are the shipwrecks located near the island’s local port, the Laje Dois Irmaos which is up to 15 meters deep, the Cabeço do Sapata Cliff which is a large rocky wall that can reach 40 meters deep, Frade Island fronting the Atalaia Beach, and the Pontal do Norte that has a depth of 42 meters.


Many surfers all over the world enjoy Fernando de Noronha for having huge and high waves that can reach up to five meters, especially from November to April. Some legs of the National Surf Championship are even held here for this reason. Few of the main surfing spots in the island are Abras Slabs, Euro, Boldro, and Cacimba.

You don’t actually have to be a professional diver or surfer to enjoy the waters in Fernando de Noronha. With interest and enthusiasm in trying these sports, you’ll surely have a great time on the island.