Dive Centre (Melia Tourtuga) In SAL
The centre was established in 2001 and is open to beginners and experienced divers. Ours is a family environment, where all the divers are considered friends. You will share with us the most beautiful underwater moments on Cape Verde.
Every day you can experience fantastic dives sites discovering wreck dives to diving in incredible volcanic caves inhabited by giant lobsters or wall dives and Sea Mountains. Throughout the seasons marine life is varied and in winter whales arrive whilst in the summer you can see large manta rays and fantastic whale sharks.
At the centre you can increase your underwater experience as we organise courses at all levels, from beginners up to dive master, including a range of specialty courses (Wreck, deep, peak performance buoyancy, equipment, marine biology etc…)
Bubble maker: This is dedicated to all adventurous kids! The bubble maker program introduces children (minimum age 8 years old) to the fantastic underwater world.
This course is about playing and having fun with diving equipment specifically designed for children and takes place in our own pool where participants and all activities are closely supervised by instructors.
Discover Scuba Diving: If you have never experienced diving before and are dying to see what it’s like underwater, this is for you. You don’t need to hold any diving qualifications as we provide a short theory session to explain the basic rules of diving. This is followed by a pool session to get you familiar with your diving equipment. When you are ready, you are taken out for a dive in the clear blue of the warm Atlantic waters. On the dive you get to explore our amazing underwater environment and experience the memory of a lifetime. Your instructor will accompany you throughout, holding your hand as necessary and sharing his knowledge to make your dive even more memorable.
Minimum age required: 10 years old.
Scuba diver: If you are interested in becoming a diver this is your first step. The Scuba Diver certification opens the door on the underwater world for anyone who thought that a diving course would take too long or be too difficult. Learning the diving techniques will take you just 2 days (which need not be consecutive.) A couple of hours in the morning and few more in the afternoon and you will become a certificated diver with a Padi licence valid all over the world.
Open water diver: With the Open Water course you become a self sufficient diver. Initially our qualified Instructors will take you through the theory with the aid of some amazing and humorous videos. The next step is in the swimming pool where you will learn how the equipment works and how to use it. Finally, accompanied by your instructor, you’ll make your 4 ocean dives. Becoming a diver opens the door on an amazing new world.
Minimum age required: 10 years old.
Scuba Review: Dedicated to those who have not dived for a long time and want to update their skills and refresh their knowledge with a quick update you will be ready to make some unforgettable dives!
Adventure/advanced open water diver: This is the next level after the open water diver course and a must for the diver who enjoys diving and wants to extend their diving skills. This time there is no need for the swimming pool and class theory. The advanced course is basically practical. You’ll dive with other licensed divers and carry out 5 dives in 5 different environments such as deep dive, wreck dive, etc. and will include underwater navigation and many others skills. The skills and experience you gain make your diving more fun and improve your competence and confidence in the underwater environment.
Rescue diver course: The best way to describe the rescue diver course is: challenging and gratifying. This course will broaden your knowledge and experience. Rescue divers learn to take care of other divers, thinking about the safety and the well-being of other divers. Rescue diver training will prepare you in the prevention of problems, and where necessary, to manage underwater emergencies. Most divers say the rescue diver course is the most rewarding and the best course they have taken.
Emergency first response course: This course is dedicated to “first aid”. The emergency first response course gives you the competence to deal with emergencies, not only underwater, but also during daily life, with family, friends, neighbours and colleagues.
Dive Master course: With the dive master course you can start your adventure on the professional level. Working in close contact with your instructor, you will develop your knowledge and underwater abilities to a professional level. The Dive Master training will develop your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise underwater activities and assist instructors with students.
During dive master training, you will enhance your diving skills, learn leadership abilities and develop the capacity to recognise and resolve problems.
You will have access to our experience and our equipment which is modern, regularly updated and maintained in all sizes from baby up to XXXL.
Our compressors are placed in a special air conditioned room and filters are replaced regularly by our staff.
For diving we have access to two ribs - 6.60 m 130 hp Mercury engine and the largest and most spacious RIB 9.50 meters of a 300 hp Yamaha engine which is both comfortable and fast.
Each morning we will transport your equipment to the Rib boat where it will be ready for your personal use. Of course, on board we have all the equipment for safe and prompt intervention in case of an emergency, including Dan Oxygen.
Instructors will guide you through (multilingual) learning and the material for the courses (Books and videos) and order to maximise your learning opportunities in your own language.
PRE BOOKED SPORTS SERVICES
Scuba Review (theory, skills practice plus 1 dive)
10 Boat Dives (Tanks, Weights & air Only)
6 Boat Dives (Tanks, Weights & air Only)
Medic First Aid Course (Tanks, Weights & Air Only)
PADI Rescue Course (Tanks, Weights & Air Only)
Padi Open Water Course (5 confined & 4 Open Water Dives)