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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Snorkeling in Magens Bay, Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Magens Bay is without a doubt the most picturesque and at the same time the most popular beach of the island. It lies on the north side of Saint Thomas and it is protected by two peninsulas. With soft, white sand and calm, turquoise waters, Magens Bay is a favorite location for families and watersport enthusiasts.
Besides being fantastic for swimming, it is also great for snorkeling, especially in the western end of the beach. The average depth here is 6 m/19.7 ft and the maximum is 8 m/26.2 ft. The average water temperature varies from 75°F/24°C in winter to 80°F/27°C in summer, offering excellent diving conditions all year round. In addition, the spot welcomes divers and snorkelers of all experience levels. Visibility is medium, as it varies from 5 m/16.4 ft to 10 m/32.8 ft.
Magens Bay provides a wide range of facilities, including dressing rooms, showers and gear rentals. Last but not least, there is an entry fee, in order to maintain the facilities. So, if you are a snorkeling lover, Magens Bay is the place to be!!!