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About Sal

Sal is an island in Cape Verde that belongs to the northern group of islands, called Barlavento. The island of Sal is a famous diving destination of Cape Verde. Divers can explore here wrecks, reefs and cave diving. There a lot of interesting dive sites that suit divers of all levels. Average depth of dive sites from 8m/25ft to >40m/130ft. Most popular dive sites Among the most popular dive sites of the area are Choclasse, Santo Antao, Wreck Kwarcit, Farol Baixo, Trés Groutas, Cavala, Pontinha, Algodoeiro, Morrinho das Pedras, Ilhéu, Palmeira I, Palmeira 4, Buracona.

When to go to Sal

Scuba diving in Sal is available year-round. The climate is mostly dry the whole year. Two seasons prevail: a hot summer form May to October with a short rainy period (July to September). In winter, cold nights alternate with days warmed by the dry Harmattan wind coming from the Sahara. Average air temperatures: 24-30C/75-86F. Average water temperatures: 19-27C/66-81F. Water visibility depends on weather conditions and dive site ranges 10-40m/33-131ft. Can be strong currents in deeper water. What to see The rich marine life in the waters off Sal, including goatfish, groupers, grunts, sea bream, soldierfish, trumpetfish, chromis, damselfish, soapfish, squirrelfish, wrasse, filefish, snapper, cornetfish, pufferfish, mullets, sea hare, arrow crabs, nudi branch, fire worms, soft and hard corals, nurse sharks, turtles, stingrays, lobsters, dolphins, cuttlefish, octopus.