Arraial do Cabo is a small town in the state of Rio de Janeiro. It is in the northeastern side of the city of Rio, in a distance of approximately 180 km/112 mi. 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 The Steps, Little Scrub, Anguilla
The Steps are lying north of the island of Little Scrub. It’s a dive site more suitable for experienced scuba divers. That doesn’t mean that novices couldn’t give it a shot but some extra lessons will be required. You will absolutely need experienced instructors to guide you. The depth of this drift dive ranges from 6 m/20 ft to 27.4 m/90 ft.
The Steps provide with an amazing underwater rock formation including huge boulders. The imaginary arch that lasts for 1.5 m/5 ft will take your breath away. The rich marine life includes angelfish, yellow tail snapper, blue tang, nurse shark, barracuda, trumpet fish, rays, jewfish, tiger group and of course many kinds of colorful corals.
Unfortunately, you couldn’t enjoy this dive spot all year as it is weather dependent. Keep in mind that performing scuba diving during the winter months is not highly recommended. The temperature of the water averages to 25˚C/77˚F during the year. The underwater visibility is at its highest level during the summer months, so don’t miss to bring your camera for some underwater photography.