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Diving in Porto Novo

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When to go to Porto Novo

Porto Novo is a year-round destination, and diving is available throughout the year. The average air temperature is around 25C/77F in summer and 22C/72F in winter. The average water temperature is around 25C/77F in summer and 23C/73F in winter. The water visibility averages 10-30m/32-98ft. Currents vary from mild to strong.

Scuba diving in Porto Novo

Porto Novo, the second-largest town on Santo Antão, is a quiet harbor town with a plenty of activities for tourists. The closest airport is VXE on Sao Vicente Island. From there you got to get to Mindelo (5 km) and then by ferry to Porto Novo. Scuba diving in Porto Novo consists of caves, reefs, wrecks, and diverse marine life. One of the popular dive sites is Les Grottes.