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Diving

To dive in Cabo Verde means discovering a uniquely diverse mix of tropical and Mediterranean marine life. Cabo Verde is a location designed to bring fascinating experiences and discoveries to all divers.

You may find shoals of fish in open water or sheltering in coral covered undercuts in volcanic walls alongside rays or lazily hovering in and around local wrecks. 

There is no rainy season in Cabo Verde and we therefore dive all year round. During the winter (January-March) humpbacked and occasionally sperm whales visit the islands on their annual migrations, whilst mantas, morays, turtles, a wide variety of sharks and large schools of fish are year round attractions. Summer (June – November) is the mating season for the local turtles and you may meet them underwater or on the beaches at night when they come ashore to lay their eggs. The underwater world of Cabo Verde can satisfy the more demanding divers with caves, deep walls and wrecks and the tremendous abundance and variety of marine life.

CaboVerdeDiving is based in Santa Maria and is a certified PADI centre offering PADI courses at all levels and as various dive packages. They have two diving centres in Santa Maria, 2 Rib boats, 2 compressors and can provide all equipment for rent. The tanks are steel 10/12/15 litres. The staff include four PADI instructors, 2 dive masters and 3 sailors, all English speaking.

A free trial dive is available for those who want to try scuba diving for the first time. They will be happy to discuss your individual requirements and help wherever possible.