Diving

Check here all the information about our diving days. The best dives in the best spots of Portugal Mainland, Azores, Madeira and Cape Verde.

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Fateixa

Fishes
Difficulty
Maximum Depth 18 meters
PADI OWD or equivalent

The perfect place for a relaxed dive protected from strong currents and always full of life. Ideal for check dives and to start your scuba diving training.

Farol São Pedro

Fishes
Difficulty
Maximum Depth 26 meters
PADI AOWD or equivalent

At the most southwestern tip of the island there is an amazing dive with bigger chances of seeing a manta ray or other big pelagic fishes due to the strong currents often in this place.

Aquário

Fishes
Difficulty
Maximum Depth 22 meters
PADI AOWD or equivalent

A dive just like its name says! A long vertical wall stands out for his numerous shoals of damsel fish and saddled seabream that keeps along the dive as well as stingrays in the sandy bottom. In the end of the dive there is a small cave disguised by a curtain of blotcheye soldierfish at its entrance.

Cubos

Fishes
Difficulty
Maximum Depth 22 meters
PADI AOWD or equivalent

Facing the Northwest and a little more exposed to the waves this dive is full of life and more pronounced reefs. The habitat of many parrotfish, lobsters and even some juvenile dusky groupers. A dynamic dive with a different layout comparing to the dives in the southwest of the island.

Pontão da Macro

Fishes
Difficulty
Maximum Depth 10 meters
PADI OWD or equivalent

This is not a “typical” dive but a very special place for those who are looking forward to find interesting and camouflaged creatures like sand octopus, frogfishes and even seahorses! At night it becomes even more special being one of the favorite places for night dives.

São Macário

Fishes
Difficulty
Maximum Depth 15 meters
PADI OWD or equivalent

A wreck dive in Mindelo's bay about 80 meters long is the habitat of an immensity and diversity of marine life, from giant puffer fishes, colorful nudibranch and huge shoals of soldier fish, goatfish and yellow grunt fish.

Ponta da Doca

Fishes
Difficulty
Maximum Depth 30 meters
PADI AOWD or equivalent

Located in the north side of São Vicente is one of the best dives we can do. A drop-off that starts at 10 meters and extends to 30 meters with walls, caves and canyons covered with coral make this place a dynamic and unforgettable dive. Over the drop-off are sometimes seen giant mantas (Manta birostris).

Furna da Rosa

Fishes
Difficulty
Maximum Depth 18 meters
PADI OWD or equivalent

A very wide cave with sand bottom is the highlight of this dive where you can see stingrays and sometimes sand tiger shark. The cave’s exit is a beautiful underwater scenario with a strong light contrast and shoals of yellow grunt fish.

Turtle Spot

Fishes
Difficulty
Maximum Depth 5 meters
6 Anos

The perfect location to see some turtles from the surface. This quiet and shallow place allows you to have an amazing experience with some turtles in São Vicente.

Djéu

Fishes
Difficulty
Maximum Depth 30 meters
PADI AOWD or equivalent

A small islet about ten minutes by boat from Mindelo Bay provides a great dive full of life. Waves and strong currents are often during the dive which increase the possibility of seeing some great pelagic fish like amberjack, barracuda and even some tuna species.

Ponta Canjana

Fishes
Difficulty
Maximum Depth 20 meters
PADI OWD or equivalent

An incredible dive where a big rock covered by sun-coral is home for some shoals of surgeon fish, soldier fish and yellow grunt. Stingrays and lobsters are also present in this dive spot.

Ponta Nho Jo

Fishes
Difficulty
Maximum Depth 35 meters
PADI AOWD or equivalent

Very interesting dive for the great pinnacles at 26 meters covered with yellow sun-coral. The depth increases very quickly in very short space, making this a dive with bigger probability for seeing bigger fish or even some species of sharks. The presence of moderate or strong currents is often.

Ladra Cachorro

Fishes
Difficulty
Maximum Depth 22 meters
PADI OWD or equivalent

An easy dive where you can find some of the most curious creatures of São Vicente such as sand congers eel, frogfish and mantis shrimp.