One of the best places in the world to see and swim with giant turtles is in Fernando de Noronha, an island off the Northeast coast of Brazil and a separate country on the TCC list. You can get right up to them and actually touch them but with the crystal clear water it makes for great pictures and a lot of fun.
The giant turtles swim around very slowly and aren’t afraid of people so you can get a long look at them and photograph them very nicely. It is also really cool because they continually come up for air so every now and then you see their little heads pop out of the water.
Fernando is an amazing place and one of my all time favorite places that I’ve been. I will remember it for many reasons but swimming and snorkeling with turtles was certainly one of the highlights.
Giant Turtles in Fernando de Noronha
July 19, 2007 by 10 Comments