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Diving in Cape Verde for a week

Port of departure: Cape Verde
1,350€ Per personFull boat
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Nigel
The coordinator: Nigel B, 46 years old
2 reviews
Experience a 7-day expedition in the best diving spots of the Cape Verde archipelago. When you’re not diving you can swim, visit secluded beaches, stand up paddle and much more. I can ensure you will love every moment of your diving holiday on our tall ship!
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Activity dedicated to
  • Diving holiday
  • Vacation on the water
  • Tall Ships
Plan
Sail Saturday-Saturday on our Tall Ship

After we depart on Saturday, this trip will take us to the best diving spots of the Cape Verde archipelago. This area has a huge variety of dive options from wrecks to reef walls to coral gardens. The seas around the islands are rich in fish and other marine life including whales, sharks, rays, dolphins, and turtles depending on the season, together with a great diversity of small fish and shells.

If you don’t want to dive you can go swimming in the ancient salt fields of Pedra do Lume, visit the natural pool of Buracona, snorkel on secluded beaches, surf, stand up paddle, and kayak. We can also arrange for transfers to the nearby islands by boat. On the islands you can wander around the local markets, visit beaches and enjoy some incredible seafood restaurants.

When we disembark, you will have visited countless magical diving spots and made some great memories as well as a bunch of new friends.
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Included in the price
  • Meals on board
  • Professional skipper
  • Bed linens
  • Diving equipment
  • Paddle Surf
  • Fishing equipment
Additional information
The posted price is the price per adult. Youths (15-25 years) cost 1150€.

October 26th - November 2nd: Sal island -> São Vicente

November 2nd - 9th: São Vicente -> Sal island
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Port of departure
Cape Verde
Cape verde
The boat
Four masted schooner Santa Maria Manuela offers adventure voyages, island hopping, ocean voyages, diving and oceanographic expeditions for individuals of all ages and groups. At 223ft long (63 metres) she is the largest tall ship Classic Sailing offers activity holidays on, but the crew to guest ratio is excellent so you will be well looked after. This historic Portuguese tall ship has excellent facilities on board and plenty of holiday toys like dive ribs, 'stand up paddle boards' and kayaks, but this is also a ship where you can take part in the hands on sailing, join a night watch or climb the rigging.

Santa Maria Manuela was once the flagship of the Portuguese cod fishing fleet. Built in 1937, in the same year as her sister ship Creoula, she was designed to fish the Newfoundland Banks and rich fishing waters of Arctic Greenland. She often carries the small rowing and sailing dories that would have set out from the mother ship to fish for cod, so you can continue her fishing tradition from small boats or from her huge wooden decks.
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Details
  • Model:Custom - 4 masted scooner
  • Capacity:46 spots
  • Length:68.00 m
  • Cabins:16
  • Year:1937
  • Bathrooms:16
Features
  • GPS
  • Radar
  • Life jackets
  • VHF
  • Sounding line
  • Electric windlass
  • Autopilot
  • Wind equipment
  • EPIRB
  • Generator
  • Tender
  • Bow thruster
  • Shower
  • Diving equipment
  • Fishing rods
  • HI-FI equipment
  • Wifi
  • TV
Crew members
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Meet Nigel, the coordinator
46 years old
2 reviews
I am a passionate sailor, and whenever possible spend my weekends in or around the water with my family. In 2017, after 13 years, I stopped working at the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and moved to Portugal to work on the Santa Maria Manuela project to run sailing holidays.
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2 reviews
  • Carlos Vargas Mogo
    June 2018
    Fantastic ship, competent and attentive crew, excellent food, "great" companions, what more to ask, than to repeat!
  • Keith Hubbard
    May 2018
    Terrific crew & ship and a lovely passage to the Azores. Crew & Guests very good and patient with someone who only spoke English. It would be difficult to find a better one.
    This is a terrifically well run vessel, or was on this trip. Excellent accommodation, well serviced by a professional crew. All very friendly, helpful and willing to give information throughout. Many opportunities to get involved in most aspects of the ships operation & involvement in the vessel's past history.
    The Island was beautiful and rather unexpected.
    Best wishes & Good Luck for the future.
    Very many thanks

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