Patterns of sponge distribution in Cagarras Archipelago, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

8 05 2010

The structure and distribution of the sponge community in five sites and four habitats in Cagarras Archipelago, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are described.

The archipelago has three major islands (Cagarra, Palmas, and Comprida), and four islets. Qualitative samples were taken by SCUBA diving in the three islands and in two islets, and quantitative samples were taken in Palmas Island only. Cluster analysis using Jaccard`s coefficient on qualitative data grouped the two islets (Cagarra Bank and Cagarra Islet), which are more exposed to wave action, and the three islands formed a group of relatively sheltered sites.

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Orca is found in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

11 03 2010


She was seen on 02 March, the Reserve Beach in Rio de Janeiro a whale that was swimming toward the Barra da Tijuca.

Marine biologist Marcelo Szpilman, the Institute Aqualung, seeing the pictures said it is a killer and not a whale as he said the original text of this report.

According to him, not the usual appearance of this species in Brazilian waters, but other whales, which are the same family of dolphins have been seen before.


Atlantis Divers have places for diving in Paraty

1 03 2010

The Atlantis Divers is operating with vacancies available for the Enterprise Live Aboard Atlantis, which happens in the 6th and March 7th in Paraty, in Rio de Janeiro.

The event is ideal for those who like adventure and also dive in one of the most beautiful regions of Brazil.

Included in the itinerary to visit the Big Island, as well as food, drink non-alcoholic beverages and dips.

More information can be obtained from the Central Booking-ATLANTIS DIVERS:


Photoshop tutorial for Sub Picture

9 10 2009


It happens in the 17th and 18th October, in Copacabana (Rio de Janeiro), a course in Photoshop to Photo Sub, with the photographer Ary Amarante.

Will be approximately 10 hours of classroom-oriented for the treatment of underwater images in Photoshop and Adobe Camera RAW, since overall adjustment of brightness and color adjustments specific colors within the photo, contrast, sharpness, to data processing in layers to adjust the photos with bright and dark zones (partial adjustment), removal of suspended cuttings to create folders and digital art, stamps, watermarks etc.

More information by phone: (21) 3902-6002 or 3681-1810

Latin America Top 10

30 06 2009

Brazil enters twice on’s list of the top ten sights in Latin America, read about the winning spots below or read the full article here.

Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Brazil is one of South America’s most popular tourist destinations with Rio de Janeiro being the most visited city. Synonymous with Carnival, many guests don’t understand all this city has to offer. The city is packed with sites and activities for visitors to enjoy and one could easily spend an entire trip here. The obvious stops include Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, and the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. Visitors can also enjoy historical neighborhoods, amazing cuisine, a strong dance and music culture, and much more hidden beneath the obvious.

Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
For those seeking a less crowded and more authentic trip, Salvador da Bahia is a popular city. Once the capital of Brazil the historical city on the northeast coast was the main port for the slave trade and has a strong African heritage that is visible to this day. The beaches, cuisine, music, and amazing colors offer visitors a relaxing and culturally stimulating vacation. The city is also a great place to experience a less commercialized Carnival than Rio.


Scuba Diving in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

5 06 2009


Arraial do Cabo Marine Reserve is considered the best scuba diving on the southern coast of Brazil.

Located 2 hours by car from Rio de Janeiro, Arraial do Cabo is part of the Costa do Sol (Sunny Coast), which also includes Búzios and Cabo Frio.

The turquoise water of Arraial do Cabo is teeming with marine lifeturtles, sea horses, moray eels, colorful coral and some exotic tropical fish like the famous Holacanthus Ciliaris (Queen Angelfish).

Source: Rio Turismo Radical