Diving in Salvador

One of the oldest cities in the country is the city of Salvador, which is also the central city of the state of Bahia. The first Portuguese colonizers landed in this place in the 1500s. Salvador is a multicultural city, with a historically rich background, multiple religions, and some of the most delicious food you will savor, all of which make this a unique place to visit. Some of the most popular dishes include acarajé, which is made of fried beans and shrimp, and fish stew. Don’t forget to visit the many historical churches and buildings, as well as enjoy the world-famous food and music. You can also dive into the clear warm waters in one of the many dive sites that are reachable with a short boat ride. Salvador, also known as São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos, is a must-visit place in Brazil, with many activities to enjoy: admire the colonial architecture in Pelourinho, or spend time in one of the many cultural and art events the city has to offer. You can also relax in one of the many idyllic beaches such as Praia dos Nativos, Praia do Espelho, or Taipu de Fora. If you are looking to party, you can head south to Porto Seguro.

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Wildlife in Salvador

The city of Salvador is a paradise for wreck diving and one of Brazil’s best kept secrets. This region has crystal-clear waters which allow for a better exploration of the many ancient shipwrecks of the area. Some of the fish species you will find are the south Atlantic fish, rocky bottom fish, crustaceans, lots of sea turtles, and even some pelagic. Water is always warm, and temperature is an average of 25ºC (77º F). Beginner divers, as well as experienced divers are welcome in this region.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Skate (fish)
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Seahorses
Common Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Skate (fish)
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Seahorses
Common Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish

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