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1 week diving and relaxing in the sun: Canary Islands or Cape Verde?

Discussion in 'Africa' started by dutchgirl, May 25, 2016.

  1. dutchgirl

    dutchgirl Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Netherlands
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    Hi, me and my boyfriend would like to go end of June or beginning of July for 1 week of seeing the sun and making some dives (max. 3 days of diving). We are thinking about either Canary Islands or Cape Verde. What are your experiences with these destinations and which would you recommend?
     
  2. XMEtienne

    XMEtienne Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Switzerland / USA / East Africa
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    Hi Dutchgirl,

    Canary Islands or Cape Verde, nice but cold water... Brrr...

    Why don't jump on a flight and come to Zanzibar? Magical diving, cheap flights (KQ, KLM and Precision Air combined you'll get an excellent deal), tropical water and an island charged historically!

    Let me know, I might be able to help you out...

    Greetings,

    Max
     
  3. mortenscuba

    mortenscuba Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Vik i Sogn, Norway
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    I have dived both in Gran Canaria/Tenerife and in Sal, Cape Verde. I enjoyed both places and think they are kind of similar.
    But I think Cape Verde is better. It was much more fish there. I allso liked Sal because it was not overcrowded with tourists.

    Morten
     
  4. JMBL

    JMBL Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: France
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    Some years ago, I dived in Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. Sorry, I don't know Cape Verde. I'd advise Tenerife or Lanzarote, lots of excursions to do if you don't want to dive every day. Water is around 18°C all year long. In Teneriffe, it's possible to swim with pilot whales : awesome !
     

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