PADI Deep Diver

Take your adventures to the limit of the depths

Be a deep sea explorer!
There is something magical and seductive about deep waters that call us to dive deeper and deeper to discover the unexplored, whether hovering on the edge of a precipice, observing that immensity of increasingly dark blue waters or even a shipwreck.

As divers, we have the innate instinct of wanting to explore, but we know that we must take our dives in the safest way and not exceed the limits, making the most of them.

In the PADI Deep Diver specialty, we will learn to dive up to 40 meters deep safely.

How does the specialization work?

Dive wisely!

1°- Deepen your knowledge

Classes are mixed (online and in-person), and online classes are developed through the PADI system, for independent study.

The student reads the material at their own time and makes revisions to the development of knowledge related to deep diving.

Afterwards, a face-to-face class will be held, in which the instructor reviews the most important content, such as: planning with the decompression table, safety stops, deep water navigation and emergency procedures.

Dive a lot and gain experience!

2°- Discover your body's limits

In the following days, we will carry out a total of 4 dives on Ilha do Arvoredo, which will be divided into 2 days of training in which we apply all the techniques learned.

Depending on your predisposition, time and depth of the diving, you will have the opportunity to learn about the effects of narcosis, also known as “deep intoxication”, which can cause a mild effect of euphoria and slowed thinking.

In deep diving it is important that may experience these symptoms and, therefore, the instructor will carry out reasoning activities at the bottom of the sea so that you can identify and understand the limits of your body.

Credenciado Água Viva
Reach depths like never before!

3°- Dive deep into new adventures

Upon completion of training, you will be ready to safely dive up to 40 meters, in the most exclusive diving sites in the world that other people can only dream about.

You increase your confidence in the water and consolidates your knowledge, going much deeper when it comes to dive planning and the time limits in which you can remain at the bottom of the sea.

In addition, the PADI Deep Diver certification can be used as credit toward the PADI MSDT Instructor category.

Mergulho com Nitrox
Stay longer at the bottom of the sea!

Boost deep diving with Nitrox

Discover the advantages that Nitrox provides for deep diving:

  • Increases the limit of stay at the bottom of the sea;
  • Dive time goes from 20 to 30 minutes at 30 meters deep;
  • Reduces the time interval between dives;
  • You will make the most of your favorite diving sites, exploring wrecks, reefs and marine life.
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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..

Equipment and Materials

All diving equipment is included during your adventure. Each piece of equipment is selected and prepared, in addition to being sanitized.

Didactic materials and certification are included.
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.

Certification does not expire.

Guaranteed Adventure

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.

PADI Deep Diver

or R$ 2500 on credit card
4 scuba dives
1 face-to-face class
Boat transportation to Ilha do Arvoredo
Get in tocuh


  • Be at least 15 years old;
  • Have the PADI Open Water Diver certification oor equivalent from another certification body recognized by PADI;
  • Good health, reasonable physical conditions and feel comfortable in the water.

There is no need to form a class to get started. You can do it whenever you want and at your own pace.


The specialization can be done in 3 days, 1 day being for theoretical classes and the other 2 days for practical classes on Ilha do Arvoredo.

In addition, you will have teaching material for studying at home, available through the PADI online system.


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


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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