Ilha Grande is the biggest and most well known island of the Green Bay at about 150 km/93 mi in the west-side of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, commonly known as Rio, is the capital city of the Rio de Janeiro State, the second largest city of Brazil and the third largest metropolitan area in South America. Since July 2012, part of the city has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in the category of ''cultural landscape''.
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Scuba Diving in Eagle Ray Pass, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
This tropical island is not only a tax-free paradise, but also a diving paradise. Diving fans are able to witness a magnificent underwater world, with colorful coral formations, schools of fish, vertical walls, caves, and tunnels. The crystal clear water is warm and its average temperature varies from 78°F/25.5°C in winter up to 90°F/32.2°C in summer, providing great diving conditions all year round. Eagle Ray Pass is a wall dive, located on the north side of the island.
Divers, as the name of the spot suggests, frequently encounter eagle rays that swim along the walls. The dive site features a deep crevice or a pass in the wall, where you can enter and swim carefully down the wall. Here you can find groupers, moray eels, hard and soft corals and sponges to name just a few. The average depth here is 16 m/52.5 ft and the maximum depth is 30 m/98.4 ft. Once you exit the pass, you will swim along the wall and make your way back to the top of it, where you will finish this exciting dive.
The location can be dived all year round, but the ideal period is from April till October. Note that Eagle Ray Pass is suitable for experienced divers. Finally, the island offers many diving centers, where you can rent gear or book an organized dive. So, if you are a scuba diving enthusiast, you will definitely love Eagle Ray Pass!
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