Diving and Snorkeling

Diving and snorkeling is not so easy on the Cape Verdian Islands. You have to overcome vicious shore breaks and currents. Wet suits are recommended.

Underwater, however, you may enjoy coral reefs, 639 species of fish including Mantas, sharks and turtles. (Which we did not see, unluckily).  More Information: Stewart, Murray. Cape Verde (Bradt Travel Guides)

Porta da Faya: Spectacular Valey

Brava – or ‘wild’ Island – is small island with a gentle, communal old style way of life. It may only be reached by boat. Porta da Faya is an anchorage with a fertile and spectacular  valey. A natural pool allows swimming between wave-battered rocks. More information: Stewart, Murray. Cape Verde (Bradt Travel Guides).

 

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A School of Twenty

Pilot whales are highly social and swim in groups of twenty and more if there is enough  squid or fish. Most dives are to a depth of 30–60 m, but they may dive 600 meters. The whitish calfs nurses for three years. The “playful” clapping of the caudal fin, is it to scare prey?  

More than 17 species of whale and dolphin, including the humpback whale, which breeds here, may be watched in Cape Verde.

Carribean and Pacific Sailing