Diving in Rio de Janeiro city

The beautiful Rio de Janeiro is the most famous city in Brazil and the second most populated city in this country after São Paulo. This bustling city offers many possible adventures both inland and at sea; you can admire the statue of the Christ the Redeemer or have fun in the Carnaval, or simply encounter friendly dolphins while diving. Rio has some of the world’s most incredible dive sites and the right average dive conditions all year round. The best way to arrive at the many dive sites is by a short boat ride, that will allow you to admire Rio’s singular and unique landscapes, with mountains that super close to the sea. Diving in the Rio Oceanic islands and seeing the Rio skyline from the sea is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful experiences you will have. No matter when you visit, you will find hot weather with an average of 25º C (77º F). During December to March, you will find rainy days. Diving in Rio you will always find warm water and high visibility, allowing you to see seahorses, or encounter bigger species like octopus. Dive sites near Rio are filled with different places you can explore, like shipwrecks, tunnels and caverns.

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Wildlife in Rio de Janeiro city

The oceanic islands of Rio de Janeiro are the perfect location for divers to observe and photograph many different species of fish such as moray eels, rays, turtles, barracudas, octopus, and even friendly dolphins. This place has crystalline waters and exceptionally high visibility, as well as a vibrant marine life. Water is always warm, and the temperature is an average of 25º C (77º F). Beginners and expert divers can enjoy many adventures in this region. Diving in Rio you will find beautiful rock formations, and many historical shipwrecks sunk ships.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Rays
Electric Ray
Guitarfish
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Scorpionfishes
Surgeonfish
Damselfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Flounder
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Rays
Electric Ray
Guitarfish
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Scorpionfishes
Surgeonfish
Damselfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Flounder
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab

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