Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of Pernambuco, consisting of 21 islands and islets, occupying an area of 26 square kilometers, located in the Atlantic Ocean, east of Rio Grande do Norte.
The District belongs to the state of Pernambuco since 1988, when it ceased to be a federal territory, whose acronym was FN, and the capital was Vila dos Remédios. It is managed by a general manager appointed by the state government. The main island is 17 square kilometers and is 545 km and 360 km from Recife - Natal.
The Island's comercial center is in Noronha, called Vila dos Remedios, but is not considered to be the island capital by a state district. Fernando de Noronha is a recreational dive site internationally. With warm waters around it, dives to depths of 30 to 40 meters can be done nicely without using a wetsuit. Near the island there is the possibility of doing an advanced dive and visit the Corveta Ipiranga, that lies 62 meters deep, after being intentionally sunk at that point, after a boating accident. The island has three dive operators, offering different levels of service quality. In addition, the archipelago has interesting points of diving, as the natural pool of Atalaia, the sinking of the Port of St. Anthony, the slab Boldró, among others. The archipelago has diverse marine life and is common to see several species of reef fish, turtles and sharks and possibly dolphins.
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