Ilha Grande Travel Blog› entry 59 of 134 › view all entries
January 31st, 2010 – by: melsadventure
Ilha Grande itself is paradise on earth.
We also took another boat trip for a measly 30 reals (10 GBP) out to see the green and blue lagoon and go snorkeling. These are two of the famous sights of the island and are home to some incredible tropical fish and gringos on a daily basis. The boats take around 50 people each out to the areas so you donâ€™t really have much space or peace but they are beautiful places to see and to be.
My final day on the island was spent getting reacquainted with my dive kit; it has been quite a while since I donned a wet suit. I went out with a lovely dive school and only three other people so it was really personal and I had lots of help getting back into the swing of things. Thank god! My first dive in 9 years was to a ship wreck where the ship is so well preserved I was able to swim through the corridors and onto the main deck ďż˝" very cool. The second dive we saw rays, starfish and an array of other small fish and it was a much more open and comfortable dive for me. Felt really good to be back in the water!!
So after relaxing and taking it easy the next stop is Rio, the Marvellous City. I canâ€™t wait to see it!
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