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 The Steps, Kurnell, New South Wales Australia
The Steps is considered to be a great shore dive spot and it is very popular among divers, snorkelers and fishermen. The marine life is abundant with lots of weedy sea dragons, giant cuttlefish, octopus, moray eel, blue groper, eagle rays, Port Jackson shark, nudibranch, yellowtail and cat fish to name just a few. The average depth here is at 9 m/29.5 ft and the maximum depth is at 14 m/45.9 ft.
Visibility is generally considered to be good and the best time to snorkel is on an incoming tide. Water temperature is up to 21°C/69.8°F in summer and early autumn months and between 14-18°C/57.2-64.4°F in winter. It is a crowded spot, especially during weekends.
Last but not least, The Steps is located in the Kurnell National Park. You are required to pay an entry fee to the park.
Note: be careful of other snorkelers, divers and fishing lines.
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