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Discover Ilha do Arvoredo

Dive into this adventure!
You will be enchanted by the marine life of Ilha do Arvoredo, which is known for the diversity of species of fish, seahorses and turtles.

These will be unique experiences in each dive site on the island, making shallower and deeper dives getting to know fish characteristic of each dive site and less conventional dives, such as caves that they are a world apart to be explored.

It is no wonder that Arvoredo is considered by divers to be the best diving site in southern Brazil.

And you will certainly return several times to explore its riches.

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An unforgettable experience!

1°- A stunning tour

Be amazed with an incredible look!

The adventure begins at 7:15 am at our base on Jurerê beach, where we wait until boarding begins.

It will be a first moment for you to meet our team and interact with the other divers .

At 08:00 we begin the 90-minute journey to Ilha do Arvoredo, which will guarantee a trip in itself, enjoying the stunning view of the coast of Florianópolis and the mainland.

Already on the tour you will enjoy it a lot, imagine when you arrive in Arvoredo!

Team on board at your disposal for whatever you need.

Dive a lot!

2°- Let the adventures begin

We will arrive on the island around 9:30 am and begin our first dives.

The dive site will be defined by the boat captain, who takes into account safety and the dive site with the best diving conditions.

The dives will be guided by our professionals who will take you to the coolest places in the area.

There'll be 2 cylinders at your disposal that have an autonomy of 50 minutes each, which may vary depending on your air consumption.

Proportion of 1 guide for a maximum of 3 divers.

Credenciado Água Viva
You'll want to dive more!

3°- Dive in with plenty of time

There will be plenty of time for you to explore every hidden corner of the dive site and stay longer in the ones you like most. Just arrange it with your guide.

We stay at the dive site until 12:00, which allows us to explore calmly and enjoy a snack between dives.

We arrived at Jurerê beach around 1:30 pm, enjoying the view of the trip and that nap on the boat, after many adventures in Arvoredo.

Why dive with us?

Equipe qualificada

Qualified Instructors

The team is mostly made up of biologists and oceanographers. In addition to being bilingual in English and Spanish.

Our instructors are prepared to meet any need you may have.
Somos PADI

We are 

It is the largest and most recognized certifier in the world for recreational scuba diving. Therefore, wherever you go diving, there will be a PADI operator.

Practically anywhere you go diving will have a PADI operator.


The entire activity before diving is already pleasurable, from the moment we find ourselves at the base, the journey we take on the boat enjoying the majestic coastline of Florianópolis, until we arrive at Ilha do Arvoredo, where a completely different world awaits us.

What customers say...

Based on 228 reviews.
Excellent experience
It has already started with the great welcome and guidance from Maicon. Super professional team, prepared for any incident; The materials they offer us are of good quality and in excellent condition. In my opinion, practicing in the pool was essential for safe diving and, above all, being able to count on the care and patience of instructor André made all the difference. And the experience ended perfectly, on the paradise island of Arvoredo. Congratulations Água Viva Mergulho/Florianópolis! Will I be back?❤️
Ana Carolina
Excellent diving course
I had an incredible experience on the diving course!
I had a lot of fun, learning, and diving with confidence. The entire team is wonderful, the instructors are calming and even the trip was very enjoyable!!
I highly recommend it!!!
Nay Ferreira
Wonderful experience
It was a unique and wonderful experience. The boat trip was incredible, the crew was super helpful and friendly, the divers (Ryan, Fábio, Fiuza...) are super careful, fun and attentive... The diving baptism was sensational, the marine life in the place is incredible and very beautiful. I will definitely do it more often, it was wonderful.
Flávio Henrique
Great experience!
The experience was fantastic! If I were starting my career, it would definitely be my choice. The entire crew is to be congratulated for their commitment and dedication, but the photographer diver knows what he is doing very well! Don't forget to hire their services. PHOTOS ARE RECORDS FOR LIFE! There is no point trying to film or photograph with your own camera. It gets very bad. His camera and he are professionals. Worth every dollar! Congratulations to all of you! From the store staff, to the Captain. Congratulations on your professionalism, you know what you are doing!
Dener S
An incredible experience
I crossed 1/2 of Brazil to do this dive and it was worth every penny, super attentive crew, wonderful place, super peaceful dive. There was a moment when I felt seasick and the crew was super helpful, if you have the opportunity, choose the baptismal dive, it's a totally different experience, and MUCH BETTER, than just snorkeling. The location is perfect, the fish were everywhere, even on the stairs that lead to the boat, the divers (Ryan, Fabio, Davi, Fiiuza, I hope I haven't forgotten anyone's name) are VERY friendly, polite, happy and playful , I don't even know what else to write, it's an experience difficult to describe, just the boat trip to Ilha do Arvoredo is something unique. When the photos arrive I will update here.
Top diving
I am accredited, I had a great experience with the Água Viva group. I recommend Ilha do Arvoredo for diving.
Basic diving course
I took the open water diver course and had an excellent experience. The staff is very careful at all times and very competent, I loved it!
Wonderful, excellent staff
Scuba diving. The experience was wonderful, we went to the island of Arvoredo, even though the visibility wasn't the best (rough sea) we had the opportunity to see stingrays, turtles, seahorses, moray eels and dozens of fish and colorful corals, thanks in large part to the guide who he knows the place very well and gave us an unforgettable dive. I recommend.
Diego Morales
My official initiation into diving
I took the open water diver course, and I felt well educated. The practical classes cover much less content than the theoretical material, but by talking straight, the instructors provide training in different useful skills that you feel necessary.
Excellent organization and experience
Without a doubt one of the most organized operators I have ever dived with. Punctual, large and well-maintained boat. Experienced, attentive and friendly professionals provided a great experience.

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Curso básico

PADI Open Water Diver

ou 10% de desconto à vista.
Certificação com reconhecimento internacional
Material didático online PADI
Equipamentos do mergulho fornecidos durante o curso
4 Mergulhos na Ilha do Arvoredo;
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Ilha do Arvoredo Diving

2 cylinders with autonomy for 50 minutes each
Weight belt
Boat transportation to Ilha do Arvoredo
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  • Be at least 15 years old;
  • Has the PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent from another certification body recognized by PADI;
  • Good health, reasonable physical conditions and feel comfortable in the water.
VDo you rent diving gear?

We rent all the diving gear you need, from the BCD to the diving mask.

The rental price is R$ 40.00 for each piece of gear.

All equipment is sanitized and separated exclusively for you, not shared with anyone else.


Yes, we can cancel the schedule 48 hours in advance of the diving day.

Who doesn't dive, can go on the boat?

YYes, but we charge a minimum fee of R$200.00 and the person can do the snorkeling.


Yes of course! What stops us from diving in Arvoredo is the strong south wind.


Here in Arvoredo there won't be any sharks to give us a gift, unfortunately. Animals do not attack if they do not feel threatened. It's peace and love!


No, however there is always an underwater photographer on board offering underwater photo and video services.


Ilha do Arvoredo is a place where turtles seek shelter and food, so there is a chance you will see them.


Pregnant women cannot dive and cannot board, due to the time and distance we sail.


There are a number of health problems that make diving impossible. Therefore, it is important that you consult us first.

In relation to COVID-19, it is recommended that your doctor first evaluate your lungs, as this disease leaves consequences that make diving impossible.

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About school

Ilha do Arvoredo


Escola Água Viva

In the essence of every diver there is a very strong desire to preserve nature. Curiosity about the world beneath the waves and the animals that inhabit the depths has attracted many generations of divers and we have inherited the tradition of protecting the environment that we enjoy every time we dive.

Diving is our passion and teaching new people about this world is our life goal.

Água Viva Mergulho was founded in 2012 on these pillars. We believe that every diver has a duty to preserve nature and we strive to incorporate this mission into our diving operations, whether collecting fishing hooks, plastic bottles or organizing specific seabed cleaning expeditions.

For all our dedication to training conscious divers and promoting environmental conservation actions, we were honored by the Green Star Awards.

Ilha do Arvoredo

The Ilha do Arvoredo Marine Biological Reserve is considered the best diving spot in southern Brazil, known for its marine diversity with various types of fish, turtles, seahorses and rays, as well as being on the migration route of humpback and Franca whales. The island is also an important archaeological site formed by burials characteristic of human occupation 4000 years ago.

The diving spots in Arvoredo differ in their characteristics, which can vary according to the formation of the bottom, minimum and maximum depths, most commonly found species, currents, or even specific characteristics, which provide a less conventional dive, such as a shipwreck, cave , etc.

The diving spots are all located in the southern portion of the island, the best known are: Ponta do Farol, Saco do Vidal, Saco do Farol, Baía do Engenho, Baía das Tartarugas, Saco do Batismo and Saco do Capim.


Our boat Água Viva VII was built in 2013, designed with specifications to best serve recreational diving.

Our boat is rated for open seas, with capacity for 4 crew and 46 passengers. The boat is also licensed for scientific research and adapted diving work.

It has ample sheltered space for passenger movement, which provides comfort and a beautiful view of the coast of Florianópolis and the mainland.

Specifications: 14.5 meters long; 5.40 meters wide; MWM X12 240 HP turbocharged engine; Average sailing speed 8 knots.

The boat has: Oxygen kit, first aid kit, VHF radio, GPS, Garmin probe, fresh water and bathroom.

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