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well i had a separate thread on my visit to Rio De Janeiro but it seems to have disappeared. Will report here;
Arrived Rio on 12/23. No diving could be found for 24th. 25th was family stuff. 26th came to Ilha Grande which is island off coast 2 hrs south of Rio. This is big tourist island. no cars allowed. we drove to ferry port at Angra Dos Reis which is 2 hrs drive south of Rio. Took boat over here and checked in at hotel. Went to dive operator i had reserved. office staff didnt seem to know anything. Went to other operator and set up 2 tank fast boat for 27th. Went out in Am with Elite Dive Center. Five divers on boat. Went to island and did two dives to about 30 ft. This is cold water diving(antartic current) 74 degrees. 5 mil required. diving somewhat disappointing. This is not Cozumel. Divers pretty decent-but no one spoke much english. They are not used to american divers. vis about 30 ft or so. did not dive tuesday or wednesday. set up dive today with operator i had reserved(they wondered where i had been). boat was old fishing boat converted to dive use. went across channel thru 3-4 ft seas to another island. diving better but still cold water. Dive operator was man and his son and another dm. saw trumpetfish and pufferfish. experienced divers on boat not very experienced. I was pretty much on my own. followed owner who was doing a discover scuba while leading certified divers. but i liked the guy. they were definitely having a good time. will not be doing any more diving here. return to Houston 1/2.
hey after this i am ready for TL this winter. see yall soon