Brazil

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Scuba DivingYear-round tropical diving in Recife and Noronha, only a few degrees  below the equator. In Noronha, water temps average 80F, with little  seasonal variation; slightly cooler in Recife. Bathed by the South Equatorial Current, visibility in Noronha averages 60 to 90 feet, with occasional bouts of 100 feet. Recife averages about 50 feet of visibility, but is subject to strong currents and nearshore runoff.
Rio de Janeiro and Angra dos Reis, located in the Tropic of Capricorn, also enjoy a tropical climate but with dips to the 70Fs in the winter. The waters around Angra's Ilha Grande Bay have thermoclines down to 60F. Visibility can be great or poor, depending on the currents and weather, most predictable in the summer (December through March).

Site Info.As you browse through my site youíll find links to Dive Operators,Dive Sites,and useful Diving,  Fish Identification Books and Travel Books relevant to Brazil.

 

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Getting ThereDirect flights to Recife are available from New York (seven-and-a-half  hours) and Miami (four-and-a-half hours). Flights typically leave in late evening. Sleep on the plane and awake in Brazil in the morning - Recife is two hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
Your dive travel agent can arrange an add-on flight and stay in Rio,  a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Recife.

Entry Into Brazil - American citizens must show a  passport (valid for six months from intended date of arrival) and a visa, which can be obtained from the Brazilian consulate in Washington,  D.C., Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York or San  Francisco.

Customs - Dive gear and photography equipment are  considered part of your baggage and require no additional payment or paperwork.

 

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