ABOUT OUR SCUBA DIVING TOUR
Autonomous diving, unlike free diving, is the practice that consists of submerging totally or partially in the water using self-contained breathing apparatus, the diving equipment.
By having with you a compressed air source, the diver may remain submerged longer than in apnea and / or snorkeling techniques, and he is not attached to the surface by air devices.
Autonomous diver typically moves under the water using flippers. However, some divers can move with the help of a DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle), commonly known as "scooter".
Autonomous diving is internationally known by the term 'SCUBA', which is an acronym for 'Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus'.
If it is your first dive, you will be accompanied all the time by an instructor who will show you the seabed wonders.
Recreational diving, the most wanted, is safe. It covers non-decompression diving - with possibility of immediate return to the surface without sequel or risk to the organism - and is limited to 10 meters of depth. Duration varies with cylinder capacity, depth and diver air consumption. On average, a traditional cylinder allows you to stay between 35 and 50 minutes in diving.
It was the French Jacques-Yves Costeau who developed, together with an engineer, the autonomous breathing apparatus that has a high pressure valve. In 1.679, the first dive was done with comfortable underwater clothing.
To this day, various modifications have been made to equipment and clothing to give divers more comfort and safety.
A LITTLE OF AUTONOMOUS DIVING HISTORY IN THE WORLD
An Italian priest was the first man to dive safely and comfortably in 1.679, when he created a kind of underwater clothing. But it was only in 1.943 that Frenchman Jacques-Yves Cousteau, together with engineer Emile Gagnham, developed a self-contained breathing apparatus, with a high-pressure valve, that enabled the diver to balance high pressures on the seabed.
From the 1940s until today, various modifications and refinements have been made, both in clothing and in diving equipment, giving current divers much more comfort and safety.
It is worth mentioning that there are three dive types: free, autonomous and the dependent or semi-autonomous. Free diving or apnea is the mode in which the diver does not use equipment for underwater breathing. In scuba diving, he is aided by equipment that carries with him, that allow him to breathe underwater. In dependent diving, the air supply is not carried by the diver itself; the air feed is made from the surface.
HOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR AUTONOMOUS DIVING TOUR
We have daily departures to autonomous diving tour and you can choose the best date for you.
We need at least 02 people. If you are alone, join a group.
To schedule, click on "RESERVE" button and fill in the short form.
After completing, you will be directed to payment page and must pay the amount of R$180,00 per person (our reservation fee is 30% of the amount charged on the tour - per person). In the case of a 2 people group scheduling, it should be paid the amount of R$330,00.
Please read and agree to our terms and conditions, then click SUBMIT. Reservation must be paid by credit card (PayPal) or by account deposit (only for people who have a Brazilian account). The rest of the amount must be paid in cash, directly to the responsible guide at the tour beginning. We usually need at least 48 hours notice to schedule this tour. If the chosen date does not appear on our reservation calendar, send us an email requesting availability. If you wish to pay full amount in advance, we can send you an invoice via PayPal. Payment must be made no later than 72 hours before the tour date.
We do not charge any fee to receive on Pay Pal!
We do not operate this tour during Carnival season, on holidays sundays, December 25th, December 31st and January 1st.
In case of large goups, with 6 or more people, the amount charged becomes R$400,00 per person.
2 people - If you are traveling alone, we can try to fit you into other groups. If you want to do it alone, without a group fit, it will be charged the amount of R$800,00.
- Up to 3 people - R$ 500,00 per person.
- Up to 4 people - R$ 450,00 per person.
Meeting at the hotel - 2 hour trip to Arraial do Cabo with stop on the road for breakfast (not included) - Briefing about diving and equipment use - Diving for approximately 30 minutes - Return to the Boat Taxi port - 2 hour trip to Rio de Janeiro - return to the hotel.
SUGGESTED BEGINNING TIME
6 to 35 meters (19 to 115 feet), depending on the diving area.
Depending on the season, it may vary from 5 to 15 meters (19 to 49 feet).
20°C (68°F) - summer
15°C (59°F) - winter
Light clothing, bathing suits, sunscreen and sneakers or sports sandals.
- Round-trip transportation (terrestrial and aquatic);
- Bilingual accredited guide;
- Diving equipment;
- Snack (water, soda, fruit, sandwiches, candy and salty snacks) served on the boat
RIDE DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Food and Beverages.
- Sunscreen, Towel (we recommend that you take).