| In his book "The Silent
World", the legendary Jacques-Yves Cousteau
describes the diving area around the Cape Verde
Islands as an ‚overwhelming experience’.
The diving areas on Sal and Boavista are especially
varied, also with regard to depths.
Geologically the magnificent
and unusual surface structure of the islands continues
under the sea. Volcanic rock formations, caves,
grottos, crevices and coral reefs covered in yellow
tube corals, characterize the diving experience
with its underwater flora and fauna. The best
diving season is between April and November when
the water is more transparent on account of less
The best areas to dive on Sal are: Choclassa –
beautiful deep-sea diving with many crevices,
Bero Preto – offshore reef plateau with
overhanging rock, Lost Anchor – reef decline
with canyon, Vienna Reef – outer reef with
large coral block, Grottos near Palmeira –
an enclosed grotto system, Buracona- Cave –
huge cave with sunlit interior, Trés grutas
– closed grottos with schooling fish, crayfish,
skate and turtles.
There are many good, professional diving schools
on Sal, one of them has a pressure chamber.
Reservations: On request we accept
course reservations on the account of the diving
schools and rent diving equipment and material