Diving Center
Dive with us for a greener planet!

Discover a new side of Boa Vista

Explore the stunning coral reefs, enjoy swimming and snorkeling with colorful fish or observe whales and dolphins in their natural environment. Diving Center Riamar provides PADI scuba diving courses, local diving, snorkeling trips and whale and dolphin watching tours all in one package. Experience the amazing marine life of Boa Vista by joining our activities.

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Snorkeling & activities
Discover the wonders beneath the water as you dive to the stunning coral reefs, swim and snorkel with colorful fish or observe whales and dolphins in their natural environment.
Local Diving & programs
If you just want have a local diving experience or without PADI certification, you can book a “Local dive” or attend the program “Discover Scuba Diving”. For children up to 10 years old we offer the program “The Bubblemaker”. For those who just want to refresh their diving skills, we recommend “The ReActivate” for 1 or 2 dives.
PADI Certification courses
Get your PADI Scuba Diving certification at Diving Center Riamar! Our courses range from “Open Water Diver” to “Divemaster” level. Our PADI courses are available from junior level and we also offer PADI specialty courses.

We are a PADI five-star Dive Resort!

Diving Center Riamar is a PADI five-star diving resort. We offer a range of PADI dive training programs, from beginner to professional level with equipment selection and experiential opportunities while promoting environmental responsibility in the water.
At Diving Center Riamar, we strive to provide quality service to divers, project a professional image, and actively promote the benefits of recreational diving, snorkeling, scuba diving, and environmental stewardship. We support the PADI diver training system and offer regular continuing education programs to ensure divers have the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge. Our team is committed to providing you with a great diving experience!

Join our PADI Discover Scuba Diving program!

Start learning from home for FREE!

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You can access the theory ONLINE for FREE! This program is for beginners and does not require any prior experience. Get ready at home and come to Diving Center Riamar in Cape Verde for the practical part. After reading for only 20 minutes, you are all set for your first dive with us. To get started click here!

Our team

Diving Center Riamaris a PADI 5 star dive resort in Cape Verde, Boa Vista, with a professional team. We are committed to offer diving, snorkeling and whale-watching experiences that are respectful and eco-friendly to all of our clients. We have PADI courses for all levels from beginner to Divemaster. Established in 2023, Diving Center Riamar aims to follow the latest diving guidelines and the most current regulations to preserve marine ecosystems. We adhere to the no feed, no touch, no harm policy during our activities. Our crew can speak 4 different languages: English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish.

Florentino Monteiro
Base leader | Master Scuba Diver | Trainer
Edy Marly
Boat Capitan

Marine life in Boa Vista

Cape Verde is home to many marine animals, some of which are only found in the waters surrounding the Cape Verde Islands. These animals are called endemic, and the Cape Verde lobster (Palinurus charlestoni), the Cape damselfish (Similiparma hermani) or the white sea bream (Diplodus sargus lineatus) are examples of endemic species to the area.

At Diving Center Riamar we have collected the most characteristic and frequently sighted species in Cape Verde! Find out what species of marine life you can encounter in Boa Vista! 

Our Partnerships

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Transport service

At Diving Center Riamar we can provide you different transfer options in Boa Vista to help you travel across the island. From your accommodation to Diving Center Riamar and back. By using our transfer service you will also help to support the local community.

Airport shuttle

From the airport to your accommodation and back.

Taxi boat

From the main island to Sal Rei islet and back.
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Snorkeling in Boa Vista at Sal-Rei Bay
Snorkeling at As Gatas
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Open water Advanced Course
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Bubble Maker program 8-10years
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