The first dive centre officially opened in Sal Island, with over 28 years of experience.
We are in Cape Verde!
No, it will not be in the Caribbean islands nor at the Red Sea, but rather in between wide sandy beaches, turquoise seawater, and several dunes that you will find us, in Sal Island, at about 100m distance from the centre of the town of Santa Maria, next to the old peer.
Scubateam diving center Cabo Verde is the only French dive centre in the Island, and is based in the Morabeza Hotel****. The official languages are French and Portuguese, as well as English, Spanish, Italian and, of course, Creole.
Come dive with us, and find an extremely diversified (Manta rays, barracudas, sharks, turtles, lobsters, nudibranchs) and unique fauna, characterized by a mix of Atlantic-Mediterranean-tropical features, including over 60 endemic species... A true “must do” for biologists, naturalists and photographers! Still well preserved, Sal Island is a place yet to be discovered and, most of all, an environment still unpolluted and without excessive tourist activities.
Less than 5 hours from the European continent... An average room temperature of 25°C, seawater temperature between 20ºC and 27ºC, bright sunny days 340 days per year. Still considered by divers a “virgin” island, and without excessive fishing activities. Here, turtles and sharks are at the top of the list of protected species.
The dive centre is located at the beach, at about 50m distance of the Morabeza Hotel.
Our dive centre offers over 19 different dive sites, with depths ranging between 11m and 45m: platforms or drop-offs, wrecks, caves, each dive site comprising distinct characteristics.
First dive: 8h30 meeting at the dive centre and boat trip at 9h; Second dive: 14h meeting at the dive centre and boat trip at 14h30. (An extra boat trip can be arranged at 10h30, under previous booking). As safety measures, the dive centre’s policy is to always assure a few hours of surface interval between dives, hyperbaric chamber facilities are not available at Cape Verde!
Our team consists of experienced professionals, diving enthusiasts, that will lead you to have a pleasant and fun experience.
CMAS and PADI Instructors, as well as trained PADI, ANMP, FFESS and FPAS Divemasters.
Every day we offer different dive sites, and plan each dive trip and boat according to our clients’ experience and level (19 different dive sites, according to diver level).
All clients are accompanied by at least one member of our staff (Instructor or Divemaster) in every dive, and all dives are planned in detail on a daily basis according to the weather/sea conditions. Thus, it is our policy to assure that our clients are able to fully enjoy their time spent, by offering dives that are adequate to their dive level, always in a buddy/team system, and respecting every diver’s experience, needs and preferences.
The dive centre works and offers its clients the newest Beuchat equipment, regularly renewed and subjected to revisions every year. Regulators, BCD’s and tanks are visually inspected every 5 years, and tested by certified agencies following the EU requirements and legislation concerning recreational scuba diving.
Safety: VHF radio, mobile phone, oxygen on board (dive sites at 5 e 30 minutes distance from the dive centre).Divemasters and Instructors regularly trained and updated, with emergency first response certifications annually renewed.
We fully guarantee that our divers will enjoy unique, guided and safe dives, respecting at all times scuba diving safety procedures, despite dive level or experience.
Cape Verde does not have hyperbaric chamber facilities, so Scubateam Cabo Verde diving centre assures that both safety procedures and surface intervals between multiple dives are respected at all moments.
Our philosophy: To show you the widest possible variety of marine species, in a safe way, respecting your diving experience, needs and preferences.
Our divers should end every dive with an urgent need to come back for more...this is our biggest wish!