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Diving

The coast and bay around Salvador have some interesting dive spots, including reefs and shipwrecks. Trips and times vary according to the tides and weather conditions. The prices are pretty competitive; expect to pay around R$100 for a dive trip excluding equipment, and R$160 for a dive trip including full equipment rental. The trip includes two dives. Contact Dive Bahia, Av. Sete de Setembro 3809, Barra (tel. 071/3264-3820; www.divebahia.com.br), for more information.

Golf

The closest golf course open to the general public can be found at the Deville Salvador Hotel (formerly the Sofitel). The 18-hole course is in Itapuã and subject to availability, as guests have preferred tee times. Greens fees are R$92 for 9 holes and R$145 to play the full 18-hole course; golf clubs rental R$40. Contact the hotel at tel. 071/2106-8500 or the golf club directly at tel. 071/2106-8522. Other golf courses can be found farther north at the Iberostar hotel in Praia do Forte or at Costa do Sauipe. Contact Tatur for golf packages.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.