Marine life

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! Check out our species list below and get ready to see a lot during our activities!

Marine Animals in Boa Vista!

Boa Vista is one of the most unique islands in Cape Verde providing a breeding area for humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), a nesting area for loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) and shark nursery grounds for milk sharks (Rhizoprionodon acutus), black tip sharks (Carcharhinus limbatus), Atlantic weasel sharks (Paragaleus pectoralis), scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) and nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum). Deep blue fish like the wahoo or the common dolphinfish and coral fish like blue tangs, parrotfish and squirrelfish swim around the island and make diving and snorkeling in Cape Verde an unforgettable experience.

Coral fish

Banded seabream

African sergeant

Spotted procupinefish


Fish Cabo Verde, Boa Vista Island Guinean parrotfish

Guinean parrotfish

White seabream

Fish Cabo Verde, Boa Vista Island Peacock hind

Peacock hind

Honeycomb moray

Cape damsel

Lubbock's chromis

Cape Verde Gregory


Bearded brotula

Bluespotted triggerfish

Flying fish

African hind


Bluspotted cornetfish

Monrovia surgeonfish

Guniean angelfish

Deep sea fish, sharks, rays and turtles


Atlantic blue marlin


Yellowfin tuna


Scalloped hammerhead shark


Atlantic weasel shark

Nurse shark


Blacktip shark

Fish Cabo Verde, Boa Vista Island Stingray


Manta ray

Loggerhead turtle

Green turtle

Leatherback turtle

Whales and dolphins

Humpback whale

Atlantic spotted dolphin

Pantropical spotted dolphin

Rough toothed dolphin

Short-finned pilot whale

Melon headed whale

Common dolphin

Fin whale

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