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Manta Diving Center

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Address: C. P. 61, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
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+238 242 15 40
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Best Diving Center (in the world !)

Nuno and his team are just great, professional and friendly. If you want to dive (and you have to) in Capo Verde, this is the place ! Equipment are perfect, diving spot beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Nuno and his team are just great, professional and friendly. If you want to dive (and you have to) in Capo Verde, this is the place ! Equipment are perfect, diving spot beautiful. They have great experience on all the good spot. 200% recommended !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I loved the team. Everybody was friendly, helpful! We got a lot of information about the diving. I can recommend it. :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

In the U.K. I booked to dive with Manta Diving on line. On arrival into Santa Maria there were various reports of the company being evicted from their hotel premises. With perseverance a note on their vacated store suggested ringing (+238 9835556) for further information. A brief call and 10 minutes later a helpful Manta Diving fixer (Samo) arrived. After... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Great locations, great dives with a lot to see, and very nice and helpful staff. Everything was professional. I will definately come back and highly recommend Manta!!

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

My wife and I have just returned from a 10-day trip to Sal, diving every day (bar Saturday when they have a day off). Manta Diving was excellent all round. Samba took care of all of the logistics with us being picked up and dropped off each day even though we could easily of walked to the dive centre down... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

It was my first time at Cabo Verde and my first time diving. The staff were amazing, and I really enjoyed the ocean part of the dive. i will return for the first level :-)

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I strongly recommend (from my own experience) the Manta Diving Center for everybody who consider diving in Sal, Cape Verde. I had 4 amazing dives at the fantastic sites. Thank you Dudu at Manta Diving for performing a diving excursion with high professionality. Dario (Poland)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

It's not the Maldives, but it doesn't have the same price tag, situated a short walk back from the beach, I did 20 dives @ £27 a dive, bargain, and enjoyed everyone of them, A few wreck dives, a few caves and some reefs, with a wide variety of sea life. and because i'm a gas guzzler they gave me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

After spending two days diving with Manta Diving, I can only say the best things about the experience. Most helpful and knowledgeable people, wonderful diving sites really close to the shore... My teenage daughters had no previous experience at all and underwent their diving baptism. They just loved it and enjoyed every minute of the experience, that can be overwhelming... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Just back from Cabo Verde. Thank you again Dudu Sambo and Josef and the rest of the boys In Manta diving. Had 6 fantastic dives. Some great sites , lots to see down there. e.g. Turtles / morena eels and lots of colored fish . Ship wrecks . Will bee back again soon.

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