Cave DivingSal is known for its fantastic beaches but beneath the water there are fantastic dives. PADI instructor Romina Andreini from Cabo Verde Diving describes a recent dive to the cave systems of Buracona and Regona.
Romina Andreini has been a PADI instructor for over 10 years and has lived in Cape Verde since 2003.
I was surprised that the group even enjoyed their safety stop by having fun hanging onto each others’ fins in a long line, and four of the group had an underwater rodeo, much to the enjoyment of all the other divers! If you visit Sal you really shouldn’t miss this dive.
This dive site is fascinating and unique in terms of the marine life that is living inside the cave. Crustaceans, sand tiger sharks, nurse sharks, rays, slipper lobsters, catfish, moray eels and large schools of fish including jackfish and tuna can be found in abundance. If you’re a certified diver visiting the Island of Sal then an excursion to the unique underwater caves at Buracona and Regona is an absolute must. Whilst cave diving is considered an advanced form of diving it is possible for those with their advanced licence and a minimum of one dive in the local waters to experience these dives – and for less experienced there are beginners’ courses.