Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
X
 

Dive Review of ScubaCaribe /Riu Karamboa in
Africa/Boa Vista, Cape Verde

ScubaCaribe /Riu Karamboa : "Boa Vista, Cape Verde - easy holiday diving", Jun, 2019,

by Faye Wilde , Purley, GB (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 10982.

Photos Submitted with this Report


Click on an image to see an enlarged version and captions

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments I fancied going somewhere different for a change of scenery from the Red Sea and the Canaries so opted for Cape Verde and the Island of Boa Vista. It is a bit like Canary Islands diving but a bit more rugged and less developed so very few divers on the dive sites! ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites ScubaCaribe   Riu Karamboa

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Several Red Sea trips in different locations, Tobago, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Mozambique, Thailand, Maldives, Madeira, Menorca, Malta, Gozo, Turkey, Iceland, Azores, Cape Verde and frequently in the UK where I am based.
Closest Airport Boa Vista Rabil Airport BVC Getting There Direct flights from the UK on TUI (Thomson Airways) from Manchester, Birmingham and Gatwick.

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 21-22°C / 70-72°F Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 10-15 M / 33-49 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dive profiles are kept very conservative and dives quite short as there is no chamber on the island and also you are dependent on the air consumption of other divers who may be less experienced.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The water is quite stirred up so easier to get pics of macro stuff or close up critters, but plenty of those to keep you busy! ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Was this report helpful to you?
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)
Subscribers can comment here
 

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 82 dive reviews of Africa and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

 
Featured Links from Our Sponsors
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Africa Discovery
Africa & Dive Discovery Adventure Travel
Diving for Tigershark, Zambezi, blacktip, raggedtooth, whalesharks & Great Whites. Africa safaris to add on for all budgets is a must!
Reef & Rainforest, Let our experience be your guide -- Reef and Rainforest
Reef & Rainforest, Dive & Adventure Travel
A full service dive travel agency that specializes in Africa. We know Africa. Red Sea Diving, Antiquities, Safari, Wildlife.

Want to assemble your own collection of Africa reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Undercurrent Home


Get more dive info like these and other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email.
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get a free
monthly email and
a sample issue!


Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |

Copyright © 1996-2019 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.

Page computed and displayed in 0.45 seconds