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Diving in Praia De Chaves (Sal Rei)

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When to go to Praia De Chaves (Sal Rei)

It possible to dive Praia De Chaves year- round, with the best conditions occurring in the summer months (October – March). The average air temperatures 24C-29C/75-84ft. Water temperatures 20 - 30°C/68 - 86°F. The average visibility 10 - 40m/33 - 131 ft. Strong currents. From February to June whales are often seen in the area. Mantas and whalesharks can be seen from July - November.

Scuba diving in Praia De Chaves (Sal Rei)

Praia de Chava is located on the western coastline of the island of Boa Vista. The closest international airport is Amílcar Cabral International Airport. From there you got to get to Palmeria (5 km) and take a ferry to Sal Rei. Praia De Chaves offers a variety of diving opportunities that suit divers of all levels of experience. The dive sites off Praia de Chava consist of great reefs, wrecks and an abundant marine life, including different reef fishes such as Amber Jacks, Surgeon fish, Guinea grunts, Atlantic cornet fish, Sea breams, Hogfish, Sergeant Majors, Angelfish and Chromis, Rays, Moray Eels. Among the most popular dive sites are: Shark Bow, Atlantida, Bodega de Fran, Bodega de Juan, Marine Club, Wreck Taliarte, Possona,Bodega de Mark.