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Cabo Verde Diving

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Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
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About Cabo Verde Diving
Caboverdediving specializes in providing a complete range of water sports and activities. The company was formed in 2003 when it began operating and providing services on Sal Island, Cape Verde. Ours is a family environment, where all the divers are considered friends.You will share with us the most beautiful underwater moments on Cape Verde. Our mission is to satisfy clients by providing a wide range of water sports such as scuba diving, snorkeling a variety of aquatic excursions. Everything we do is executed with the highest regard for personal safety standards. Respect for the environment and a commitment to the local communities where we operate is of prime importance for us.
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In the bay of Santa Maria a couple hundred meters of shore there is a multilevel reef 3m to 8m deep giving a range of depth ideal for marine life to move around and suitable for all visibility conditions, at the end of the reef there is a shallow shipwreck, Bolama or more commonly known as Calderinhia due to the big boiler still left behind. Schools of soldier fish and snappers like to swim around it and are regularly found here in addition to parrot fish, trumpet fish and many others.
If the sea condition are good we visit also the Christ statue in the Bay of Santa Maria close to the pier, this statue is only 3m deep and can be easily seen from the surface, placed here to protect the bay it is an attraction for both tourists and fish.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my 12yo daughter and had a fantastic experience. The staff were experienced, friendly and attentive. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed it and was supported without being condescended to. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ChrisT3534
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can see that the diving tourism just starting in Sal, some dive sites still having no broken corals and divers are not in dozens around the same site at the same time, like in Egypt. The equipment is in a good condition and diving...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Paulidsa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to do a double dive with my friend in the morning (both with PADI open water) but wasn’t allowed as I only had 5 dives experience and he had 20. Decided to still go for the afternoon dive to try it out but...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 421abbia
Reviewed August 9, 2019

Great scuba centre with fabulous staff and equipment and some great diving locations. Good prices too. I did 5 dives and all were fantastic. Special shout out to Davi who helped my 13 year old son do the intro to scuba course and got him...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Noodle B
Reviewed August 6, 2019

We visited Sal for a much needed break. As a reasonably new diver I try to sample as many different dive sites as I can. The guys and girls at Cabo Verde diving were great. I opted for the six dive package and took my...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Mark B
Reviewed July 25, 2019

it was a pleasure diving with your passionate guides/crew. cacao(Claudio) and Hendrik thanks for the frogfish xxx Ann and JP

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank soeteweyann
Reviewed July 3, 2019

My girlfriend and I did the Open Water Diver course here. Our experience overall was excellent: staff at the dive center were really friendly and our instructor Hugo was awesome: helpful, patient and attentive. It's worth mentioning that the dives were incredible and we got...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Marc C
Reviewed June 28, 2019

I had an excellent time. Firstly I did a refresher course which involved part classroom then kit setup and a dive in the bay to go over fundamentals followed by a trip out on the boat in the afternoon for a dive. Even though I’m...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Andy S
Reviewed June 23, 2019

I booked a package of 10 dives at the dive center at the farol hotel. Email communication was quick. I got picked up punctually from Marcio at the day I did my first dives. The check in was easy and quick. Equipment was good (...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank sapl30
Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

I'm an experienced diver and my girlfriend was an absolute beginner - very nervous of the water and scuba diving itself. My experience overall was good, the centre is on the beach and the diving is conducted a short minibus ride away from the centre...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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July 31, 2019|
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Response from ChilledCoggeshall | Reviewed this property |
I'd recommend e mailing them to see if that can be accomodated. The dives we did were from a zodiac and specifically for a boat full of divers. I would imaginethat there are sites which could accomodate both. I don't... More
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SharonK1906
February 9, 2019|
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Response from Cabo D | Property representative |
Hi Sharon, We teach SSI and Padi courses with padi you need to add 50€ for the certification fee. Apart from this both organizations cover the same material. Keep in mind that all our programs are flexible and can be... More
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June 18, 2018|
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Response from rachelpG2823EY | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. They were a great diving school. Kush was fantastic. Have a great holiday xx
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