Brazil's Fernando de Noronha archipelago is known as a great destination for ecotourism and diving. The islands are located about 200 miles from the mainland and the entire area makes up a protected marine park. Ocean currents from East Africa flow past the islands, creating excellent dive conditions year round, making this a perfect destination for REEF surveyors who enjoy warm, clear water. Unique underwater structures including rock formations and reefs attract many diverse species of fish and other marine life. Unique species that are found off the Brazilian coast that are not seen in other areas of the Tropical Western Atlantic include the Noronha Wrasse (Thalassoma noronhanum) and several other endemics. See Ned and Anna DeLoach's article on their last REEF trip to FDR - The Fishes of Fernando de Noronha.

Project Focus: The purpose of this trip is to conduct fish surveys to support REEF's Volunteer Fish Survey Project. Click here to learn more about participating in fish surveys on a REEF Field Survey Trip!

Best Suited For: Divers and Non-divers.

Accommodations: Accommodations on Fernando de Noronha will be in one of two pousadas, which are simple bed-and-breakfast-style guesthouses. Breakfast will be served each morning at the pousada. Lunch is also included at a local restaurant each day.

Diving: There will be six days of two tank morning dives starting on Sunday, July 20, and ending on Friday, July 25. Nitrox can be added for an additional fee. The average water temperature is in the low 80s and a 1-3mm wetsuit is recommended. Nitrox is available for certified divers. Tanks, weights, and weight belts are included in the cost of the package.

Pricing, Inclusions, and Other Fees


Double Occupancy Diver

Double Occupancy Non-Diver $1,208
*Single Occupancy Diver $3,212

*based on availability.

Your Package Includes:  The trip package includes seven nights of accommodation, six days of two boat dives, breakfast and lunch daily, roundtrip airport transfers, tanks, and weights.

REEF Program Fee: A REEF Program Fee of $300 per diver will be added to each package to cover the cost of the group leader, seminar, and REEF survey materials.

Additional Fees - Not Paid to REEF: The following costs are not included in the price paid to REEF. All flights and associated travel to and from Fernando de Noronha, Government taxes (paid at the airport upon arrival), Marine Park fees, rental equipment, and meals outside of breakfast and lunch. Gratuities are not included in the trip package and are at each individual's discretion.


To reserve your space, email or call 305-588-5869. A $500 per person deposit will be due to confirm your reservation. Visit our Trip Policies page for more information on deposit and payment schedules. 

Brazil Travel Info

Insurance: Travel insurance is not included. REEF strongly recommends that each participant purchase adequate dive travel insurance to protect you from unforeseen circumstances. REEF partners with both DiveAssure and DAN to offer travel insurance packages specifically for divers. REEF will receive a portion of the proceeds from travel insurance purchases when you click on the following affiliate links for DiveAssure or DAN.

How to Get There: Participants should look to fly into Gov. Carlos Wilson Airport in Fernando de Noronha (FEN), arriving on Saturday, July 19, and departing on July 26. Flights to FEN have a layover in mainland Brazil (usually Recife or Natal) on the way.

Transfers: Round-trip ground transfers between the airport and the pousadas for arrival and departures as well as daily transfers to the boats each day are included.

Passports, Documentation, and Visas: Visitors to Brazil must present a valid passport, and show a return ticket on arrival. All participants will need to acquire a Brazilian visa for the length of their stay. Please refer to the appropriate consulate for the requirements to enter Brazil.

COVID-19 Considerations: It is the participant's responsibility to ensure that they understand and comply with all local requirements (for entry and visit as a tourist) of the host destination, and for exit and entry requirements for their home country. Be prepared for your plans to change. Be sure your travel insurance covers COVID-related issues. No travel is risk-free during the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example, due to a new COVID-19 variant. Please be aware that REEF is not a travel agent. We are doing our best to interpret the information provided by our trip vendor and the host country’s government COVID-19 webpages. We encourage everyone to do their own research, interpretation, and due diligence. Please see REEF’s COVID-19 Considerations and Vaccine Policies section in our REEF Field Survey Trips Policies page for more information.