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Atlantic Star Nautical Center

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The beach of Santa Maria | In front of the Hilton Hotel, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
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Professional and relaxed dive operators

Perfect and professional operators and instructors (especially Ronja). Really good service (pick up... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maja P
Fantastic bunch of people

Had a great time diving with Atlantic Star. Everyone, from the office staff, dive guides, skipper... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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The ATLANTIC STAR was opened in December 2016 and is the most modern water sports center in Cape Verde. The ATLANTIC STAR comprises a diving and kiteboarding school and rents out water sports gear and equipment (kayaks, stand up paddle boards, catamarans, jet skis) to keep you busy while you are on the beach. Apart from Guido, the general manager, all our instructors are women.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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The beach of Santa Maria | In front of the Hilton Hotel, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect and professional operators and instructors (especially Ronja). Really good service (pick up and drop off at hotel) and a nice and relaxed atmosphere. The visibilty wasn’t very good on the dive, which was a pity, but we saw many puffer fish, a moray eel...More

Thank Maja P
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Sandrine C, Manager at Atlantic Star Nautical Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment Maja, we appreciate it.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a great time diving with Atlantic Star. Everyone, from the office staff, dive guides, skipper and crews went out of their way to accommodate me and help me get the best dives available. Could not have asked for a better bunch of people to...More

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Sandrine C, Manager at Atlantic Star Nautical Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Kev, Thank you for your kind words, we highly appreciate it. We looking forward to see you again here diving with us. Have a nice day.

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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Been diving for 3 days with Martha to get my Advanced open Water. Great instructor and I’ve enjoyed my time here. All of the staff of the school was super friendly, I would absolutely come back for some more dives.

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Sandrine C, Manager at Atlantic Star Nautical Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Hello Bo. Thank you for your comment, we appreciate it. Hope to see you soon :)

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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

I hired kite in this center, I had difficulties in the sea, because I did not know the place but before I was informed by a beach boy about all the conditions of the place, this very professional boy now I can not remember his...More

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Sandrine C, Manager at Atlantic Star Nautical Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Hi. Thank you for your words. We highly appreciate it. By the way the name of the beach boy, who help you, is Gilson. Hope to see you soon here.

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Reviewed March 2, 2018

The Atlantic Star Nautical Center is a great one-stop shop for all water sports activities. You can kite comfortably along the beach with relatively flat water, much less crowded than the main kite beach. On days with no wind - the diving center is a...More

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Sandrine C, Manager at Atlantic Star Nautical Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Hi! We want to appologize for a very delayed answer, but just wanted to say thank you very much for your kind words! We highly appreciate your feedback, and you are welcome back to join us for more inwater-activities at any time! Have a great...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

We visited Kap Verde just for kiting and found a perfect place, Nautical Center just outside Hilton. The spot was not crowded and the staff was professional with us and al other kiters. If we visit Kap Verde again, will kite hear!! We had a...More

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Sandrine C, Manager at Atlantic Star Nautical Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2018

Thank you for your comment.

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Reviewed February 13, 2018

The whole team was excellent, helpful, fun...from Sandrine at the desk to the three guides. We were there with whole family with different levels and everybody enjoyed this diving experienceMore

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Sandrine C, Manager at Atlantic Star Nautical Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Hi! We want to appologize for a very delayed answer, but just wanted to say thank you very much for your kind words! We highly appreciate your feedback, and you are welcome back to join us for more diving at any time! Have a great...More

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Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

Well, Straight away l felt comfortable, with the two guides that greeted me, after a request to see the fine equipment we then discussed what dives I’d like to do. Pleased with that, I did 11 dives with this Excellent crew, they took where I...More

Thank david p
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Sandrine C, Manager at Atlantic Star Nautical Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2018

Thank you for your comment. We hope to see you sonn in our center.

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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

Great service and very nice atmosphere! Right on time pickup at the hotel, quick but thorough paper work and explanation/preparation. Wish I had more time to do more dives here!More

Thank Maaike S
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Sandrine C, Manager at Atlantic Star Nautical Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Hi! We want to appologize for a very delayed answer, but just wanted to say thank you very much for your kind words! We highly appreciate your feedback, and you are welcome back to join us for more diving at any time! Have a great...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Being a NON swimmer to completing my open water PADI with in 3 days.......... The relaxed, professional and fun approach from Ronja gave me the support, strength and confidence to change my life. (Being able to dive and have a relaxed approach to life) Atlantic...More

Thank 658amrits
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Sandrine C, Manager at Atlantic Star Nautical Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Hi AJ! We want to appologize for a very delayed answer, but just wanted to say thank you very much for your kind words! We highly appreciate your feedback, and you are welcome back to join us for more diving at any time! Have a...More

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