Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Cape Verde

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Cape Verde

Scuba diving information in Cape Verde

To dive in Cape Verde is to discover a unique mix of different marine, tropical and Mediterranean species. You can find schools of fish in open waters or hidden in corals that cover volcanic walls, or even hovering lazily around local debris. Cape Verde is an ideal place to create fascinating experiences and discoveries for all divers, with its white sandy beaches and warm clear waters, surrounded by coral reefs and shipwrecks, where you can see numerous species of tropical fish like the parrotfish, angelfish, eels, rays, barracudas and sharks. You can also visit Sal island and Brava island, a diving haven with several shipwrecks to explore and rich underwater tropical flora.

Geography and climate

Cape Verde is an archipelago by the coast of West Africa. The volcanic islands that compose it are small and mountainous. There is an active volcano in island of Fogo, which is also the highest point of the archipelago, with 2, 829 m. The country is formed by 10 islands, of which 9 are inhabited, and several deserted islets, divided in two groups: north are Ilhas de Barlavento (windward islands), and south are Ilhas de Sotavento (leeward islands). The Cape Verde archipelago is located in the sub-sahelian zone, and has therefore a desert or semi-desert climate, although the surrounding sea moderates temperatures on the islands. The average annual temperature is rarely above 25 °C and is no lower than 20 °C. Cape Verde’s climate is temperate, with a warm, dry summer. Precipitation is meager and falls between the months of June to February, peaking in September. The dry season, from December to July, is typically plagued by constant wind.

Entry requirements

To travel to Cape Verde you must have a valid passport and a visa which may be obtained in a Consulate of Cape Verde in your country or be acquired upon arrival of Cape Verde.

Health and safety

There is no mandatory vaccination, however it is advised vaccination against tetanus, polio, yellow fever, diphtheria, typhoid, hepatitis A and hepatitis B. For more informations, please contact your family doctor.

Time zone

The time zone in Cape Verde is UTC -1


Cape Verde has a modern network of communications like public phones and cellphones. You can use your cell by using your country's roaming service or by acquiring a prepaid card. Besides that, you can use internet available in coffee shops, bars, hotels and libraries.

Power and Electricity

The electricity in Cape Verde is 220 volts by 50 Hz. The plugs and sockets are the European type, with two round pins.

Other Informations

It is advisable to only drink bottled water.

Scuba Diving locations in Cape Verde

Which are the best scuba diving locations in Cape Verde? Below, you will find a list of all locations of Cape Verde, organized by regions, in which you can dive and snorkel.

Cape Verde
  • Sal Island
  • Santo Antão Island
  • São Vicente Island
  • Santa Luzia Island
  • São Nicolau Island
  • Boa Vista Island
  • Maio Island
  • Santiago Island
  • Fogo Island
  • Brava Island

Scuba diving locations and photos from each location in Cape Verde

Which locations in Cape Verde have underwater photos? Below, you will find the list of locations from Cape Verde and for each location a list of underwater photos.

Marine Species and photos of each species in Cape Verde

Which marine species can I observe in Cape Verde? Below, you will find the list of marine species and the photos for each species.

Underwater Photographers and photos from each photographer with photos taken in Cape Verde

Which photographers have taken underwater photos in Cape Verde? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos in Cape Verde.

Scuba Diving centers in Cape Verde

Which scuba diving centers can I dive with in Cape Verde? Below, you can see the list of scuba diving centers in Cape Verde. Click on “more info” to find out more about each scuba diving center.

Liveaboards in Cape Verde

Which liveaboard can I dive with in Cape Verde? Below, you can see the list of liveaboard in Cape Verde. Click on “more info” to find out more about each liveaboard.

There are no liveaboard available

Accommodation in Cape Verde

Which accommodation can I rest after my dive in Cape Verde? Below, you can see the list of accommodation in Cape Verde. Click on “more info” to find out more about each accommodation.

There are no accommodation available