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Diving in Santa Maria

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When to go to Santa Maria

Scuba diving is available year-round. The climate is mostly dry the whole year. Average air temperatures: 24°C /75°F - 30°C /86°F. Average Water temperatures 19 - 27°C/66 - 81°F. Water visibility depends on weather conditions and dive site ranges 10 - 40m/33 - 131 ft. Can be strong currents in deeper water. Average depth of dive sites from 8m/25ft to >40m/130ft.

Scuba diving in Santa Maria

Santa Maria is a fishing town situated in the southern part of the island municipality of Sal. The closest international airport is Amílcar Cabral International Airport that is located in 17 km from Santa Maria. Divers here can find a lot of diving opportunities that suit all levels of experience. Reef diving, cave diving and wreck diving are available in Santa Maria. The diverse marine life, including goatfish, groupers, grunts, sea bream, soldierfish, trumpetfish, damselfish, wrasse, snapper, pufferfish, mullets, arrow crabs, soft and hard corals, nurse sharks, turtles, stingrays, lobsters, cuttlefish, octopus. Among a variety of dive sites the most popular are: Algodoeiro, Boya 32, Cavala, Farol Baixo, Jardim das Gorgonias, Morrinha Dos Pedras, Kvarcit or Boris, Pontinha, Tchu-Klassa, Three Caves, White reef.

Dive centers in Santa Maria