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Clients feedback

Did you have a good time?

Was the underwater world around Cape Verde a pleasent surprise? If you would like to make a comment about our dive centres or the diving, or maybe like to post a photo, please do so here as your feedback helps us improve our service and create a more enjoyable experience for all our visitors.

Mazza England November 2016

Just returned from 2 weeks of wonderfully relaxing and extremely enjoyable diving. From the day me and my buddy arrived to the day of our last dive we were made to feel very welcome!!!! The team of Ilson and Adison do a awesome job organising all the dive sites and teams of divers visiting them! Murillo, Jorge, Kush, and Jose lead dives, ensuring that the dive they plan is the one they skilfully deliver (unless there is a little too much current, when plan 'B' is executed at an alternative, safer site). From the dive brief at the centre to the kit wash-off after the dive everything is done in a professional, but good humoured way. Their Boss Leo can be proud of the job his guys are doing!! The Morning dive (or should I say 2 dives) starts at the centre at 8:30 and your back from 12:30 - 13:00, meaning your back in time for lunch with your better half The dive sites are all reached by a short Rib ride and are full of life from shoals of fish, loads of Nudibraches and the odd turtle!! I've never seen a many brown and blue Puffer Fish!! Spotted Moray eels "pepper" the holes and crevices of the reef and loads of Stone Fish "hide-out" waiting for there next meal. The Jewel in Sal's diving crown is the Caves in the North-West corner of The Island. If the conditions are good you should not miss a chance to dive Regona, Langosta Verde or Buracona (The Blue Eye). Would really recommend emailing the guys with your diving requirements and either pre-booking or a set number of dives or as I did simply tell them we wanted to do 2 dives a day for a couple of weeks. NB - Sal is a really popular destination and many divers who just "dropped by" found that most of the centres are fully booked! On a more practical note Saturday is the only day the Dive centre is closed. Finally...... and a "Must-Do", visit the small kiosk at the side of the Pier in Santa Maria (where you pick up the Rib for your dives) and try the BEST Caipirinha (a Brazilian cocktail made with cachaca, lime or lemon juice, sugar, and crushed ice). Just don't have more than two .... you have been warned

Andreas Germany November 2016

Super Team, Super Betreuung, Super Tauchen
Man kann es kaum besser treffen. Das Lebensmotto der Kapverden "No Stress" wird hier gelebt und trotzdem läuft alles wie am Schnürchen. Ob das Abholen am Hotel, der Transport zum Hafen oder das Guiding im Wasser. Die Truppe ist super, Romina hält die Fäden in der Hand und das Team arbeitet hand in Hand. Ich komme wieder!

Loredana Swizerland November 2016

Consigliati da un amico abbiamo scelto come destinazione per il nostro consueto viaggio sub, l'isola di Sal e per le nostre immersioni il Cabo Verde diving. Con loro abbiamo scoperto i ricchi fondali di Capo Verde ottimamente accompagnati da Mauro e Ulisse, che ci hanno fatto apprezzare un mare particolare in tutte le sue sfumature. L'organizzazione delle uscite era affidata a Marcio,che ci accoglieva sempre col sorriso. Vogliamo ringraziare ancora tutti per la bella settimana trascorsa insieme, il cui ricordo ci scalderà il cuore ancora per molto tempo. Un abbraccio da Lori Marcello e Asya


Debbie England October 2016

I am an experienced diver and had two days diving during my recent holiday at Smartline hotel.
Dive centre is situated next door to my hotel and only about 5 minute walk down the beach.
I booked two days of diving and this was superb.
Kit hire was very good and guides very experienced.
Did one day of reef diving and one day of wreck diving and both days were brilliant.
I have dived in many placed worldwide and this was up there with the best of them.
Service and knowledge when booking was very good and reassured by my qualifications and medical history needing to be verified.
Would whole heartedly recommend!

Kim England October 2016

The dive team were lovely. This was my 3rd dive abroad so was not new to the experience but they ensured that I had understanding of everything. Practice in the pool with Jorge was good and my dive with Morello was fab, seen some fab sea life even if the dive was cut short due to the sea being very rough. Very much recommended!


Graziella Netherlands October 2016

Ik heb een super leuke ervaring gehad met Cabo Verde Diving! had 10 duikjes geboekt (5 dagen), en het was zo mooi onder water dat ik 15 heb gedaan (2 ochtend en een namiddag). De staaf is zeer professioneel, en de equipment is van goede kwaliteit. De sfeer is relaxed, kleine boten, kleine groepen duikers. Three Caves, San Antaoa, Choclassa, de ene mooier dan de andere. Vanwege te sterke golven niet naar Buracona geweest helaas. Nog bedankt aan Wilson, Moacir (leuke wrak bezoekje) en Marcio. En ook aan Romina, voor de goede contact bij het boeken online. Ik ga zeker terug en ben van plan om mijn rescue cursus daar te doen.



 Elodie & Alex May 2014 France


We had a wonderful time with Caboberde diving club. Leo, Sahin and the rest of the team were very professional but also funny and made our trip a wonderful experience.
What we appreciated the most about them : they know how to adapt to each level, doesn't matter if you are a beginner or certified diver, they will take good care of you.
Thank you very much for everything. We will be back for sure.



Alejandro Easter, 2014 España


Buenos dias a todos!!
Estuve haciendo el curso Scuba Diver esta Semana Santa pasada en el Diving Center del Hotel Melia Tortuga. La experiencia fue increible y la profesionalidad del equipo solo fue superada por su amabilidad.
Leo, Ilson, soys unos cracks!! Muchas gracias por todo y espero volver a haceros una visitilla dentro de poco.
Os paso el link del video que hice:
Un abrazo enorme!!



Sabine and „Mr. Achim“    January 2014


Dear Cabo Verde Diving Team,

We’ve just returned from a wonderful holiday @Cabo Verde / Sal / Santa Maria.

Apart from the impressions of the island itself we have also completed certain dives as well as specialty courses with your instructors.

Needless to say it has been a great pleasure for us to meet such professional and friendly staff. In particular we would like to submit many thanks to the Team of Dive Base @Melià Tortuga Hotel. Hendrik has made a great job in convincing us to make a try……………..Absolutely the best decision!!!

The entire dive base made our dives and specialty courses a great adventure and lots of fun!!!

Keep up the good work and attitudeJ

Many thanks again and a big hug to Leo, Ilson, Hendrik and the entire Team.

Hope to see you all again very soon.



VANDERBEKE LORE January 2014 Belgium


 I went diving with this company in January 2014. Because of the weather conditions not all dive sites were accessible. I did enjoy some nice dives with Leo & Wilson. Small groups based on experience level, good briefings, dive guides familiar with dive sites & good equipment. They tried to fulfil my wishes. I definitely recommend this diving center if you’re planning a vacation @ Sal




Thomas Joosten January 2014 Berlin


I found the service extra ordinary. Great team who helped and gave instructions. Additionally they trust clients. My son could not finish the course and eventhough they did not have to contractually, we got 50% of the money back because we could not go for the sea diving trip. That is what you call service and I really appreciated the gesture. Thanks again.




Lenita and Andreas. January 2014 Sweden


Hey. Me and my partner went PADI Open Water diver. We were very satisfied with the course that they offered at Cabo Verde diving on the island of Sal, Cape Verde. We had a great teacher who was good at teachingand adapted language and tempo as required. The course was divided into theory, training in the pool and then 4 dives in the ocean. Structure of the course was good when you could adapt some searching how one wanted it based that they might have wanted a morning free for other things . Can really recomend them to anyone who is interested in diving, even in cases I can only speak for us as beginners! The environments we dived in were fantastic and varied, and we tested only a few places. 


Queria agradecer a todos os elementos do Cabo Verde Diving a simpatia e empenhamento que demonstraram durante a minha estadia em Cabo Verde, tendo
contribuindo decisivamente para uma experiencia de mergulho inesquecível. 

Thanks again for your service and interesting diving particulary with the nurse sharks,. Many thanks



We want to recommend this dive center to everyone who wants to learn diving form very professional and nice people!




  • Tripadvisor +

    Caboverdediving receive the certificate of excellence 2015 from tripadvisor
  • Hammerhead shark +

    Close to the surface of Choclassa diving site our divers saw a hammerhead shark swimming near the boat. We hope we can see it again next time we come to the site!
  • Bull Shark Cavala +

    A fantastic meeting with a Bull Shark Cavala. Just below the line of descent, as we started our dive to about 40m, an amazing 2-meter long bull shark appeared. It swam slowly as we circled around for several minutes and then returned to the shelter of the wall.
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Cape Verde is a republic situated on an archipelago in the Atlantic ocean lying at 16o N 24oW approximately 450km off the west coast of Africa.
The islands, previously uninhabited, were discovered and colonised by the Portuguese in the XV century. Later they become the centre of commerce for black slaves.
Cabo Verde Diving:
Hotel Melià Tortuga, Dunas, Llana
Hotel Crioula, Hotel Farol
Praia Santa Maria 4111 Ilha do Sal
Tel: 00238 9978824