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Best Diving Destinations in Boa Vista


About Boa Vista

Boa Vista is the easternmost island of Cape Verde located in the Barlavento group of the archipelago. Boa Vista offers divers pristine clarity, warm waters and experiences for all levels of experience. Its position in the mid Atlantic surrounded by a shallow shelf leads to a huge variety of sea life. There are also a great number of hidden reefs, which, coupled with strong currents has led to a large number of shipwrecks. There a great variety of dive sites off Boa Vista that suit different levels of experience: Taliarte Wreck, The Channel, Anchora, Bodega de Fran, Marine Club wall, Bodega de Juan.

When to go to Boa Vista

The diving season in Boa Vista is year- round, with the best conditions occurring in the summer months (October – March). The climate is mostly warm and humid. Rainy Season is September/ October. The average air temperatures: 24C-29C/75-84ft. The water temperatures: 20-30C/68-86F. The average visibility 10-40m/33-131ft. Mostly there are strong currents. What to see Among marine species diverscan spot different reef fishes such as amber jacks, surgeon fish, Atlantic cornet fish, sea breams, Hogfish, sergeant majors, angelfish and chromis, various species of rays, sea stars, sea urchins. There are at least five different species of moray and Conger eel, as well as different species of shrimps, reef lobster, spider crabs, porcellain crabs. From February to June whales are often seen in the area. Mantas and whalesharks can be seen from July-November.