Jeroen Zandbergen – 18/July/2017
The Atlantic Star Nautical Center is a new diving and kite surfing center close to Santa Maria on Sal. They have brand new equipment and professional and very friendly experienced staff. 🙂 I did some dives with them and and it was a great experience. The whole dive was documented with a GoPro and in the end I even got some pictures as a memory to take home with me. Highly recommended stop on your journey!
Wesley – 04/July/2017
First thing – dive at the start of your vacation, the combination of spectacular marine life + a brilliant dive team who love what they do leaves you wanting more dives. Dive towards the end of your holiday and make the mistake of running out of time before your flight home. I did – Sant’Antao Shipwreck was so good the first time I wanted to go again. Not the deepest dive, but teeming with life, and the wreck was spectacular. The sea was reclaiming the wreck transforming it into some sort of marine art, so cool. There were other sites like the Foral 3 caves, which gave us a front row view of a Big Nurse Shark chilling under the rocks. Trying to get a better glimpse of him (or maybe her) I laughed and thought he must think « hey dude, you wouldn’t want me shining torches through your windows would ya – I’m trying to sleep here!! » 🙂 The other lasting memory (and for those more adventurous) was a drift dive at Choclassa, here we hugged the rock and sand floor to beat the current to then greet a couple of big lobsters, who met us at the front door of their a small cave, Worth it and an exhilarating experience both on and off the boat :). These dives and experiences are just a taste of what I think you will find in these waters, and if nothing else you will meet a great bunch of people, who I learned a lot from. The whole team were brilliant, but the guys who made these dives possible are Marta, Caterina, Noam (I think that’s right if not sorry you can beat me up next time) and a new French girl (sorry forgot your name, again beat me up next time :)) who made us feel so at ease and part of the team off the bat, they were calm, receptive to our strengths and weaknesses (not asking us to do anything we were not comfortable with) and very helpful at all stages of the dives. Novice or experienced divers you are in safe hands and I would recommend this center to everyone. Sorry cant forget our boat captain (cant remember his name) and Sandrine the receptionist who supported us.
Anderson – 27/June/2017
I started my diving adventure in this place and im so happy!all tools are new and good quality ,prices are better then most place in Sal and very friendly,experience happy instructors as my teacher Marta then Catarina,Moni !i already been in pool twice finish my theory and once in ocean thanks to passion they show me i learned everything clearly after 3 ocean days more i will ve my certification and gonna party with my lovely teachers!i recommend this high quality place!
Hervé – 20/June/2017
J’ai passé une superbe semaine de kite, avec l’équipe d’Atlantic Star. Je suis autonome, mais l’équipe était toujours la pour lever les ailes ou poser. Une superbe ambiance, avec une soirée au bord de la plage mémorable. J’ai beaucoup voyagé dans le monde pour faire du kite, mais à Sal l’équipe vaut vraiment le déplacement. Si vous débutez il donne des cours, le matos est neuf. Je retournerais pour l’ambiance. Merci.
Laura – 13/June/2017
Espectacular experiencia, habernos sacado el curso de buceo « OPEN WATER DIVER » en Atlantic Star. Nos atendieron muy bien desde que llegamos. El lugar es maravilloso, las instalaciones geniales y los equipos eran nuevos. He quedado encantada con el curso y sobre todo con la instructora Marta que nos cuido cada detalle desde el primer momento con cafés,agua,…siempre mirando por nosotros para que en todo momento estuviéramos cómodos y disfrutando. Muchas gracias a todo el equipo!!! Volveremos pronto!!
Julian – 06/June/2017
I cannot praise the Atlantic Star staff and service enough. From my initial email enquiry through to diving with Marta & Christina, and the welcome from Guido. Knowledgeable, helpful, polite and very professional. They made my two days of diving with them, a real pleasure. Cannot wait to go back!!!!
Katia & Hervée – 30/May/2017
J’ai passé mon Open Water dans ce centre il y a 15 jours. Equipe de qualité, professionnelle et francophone, matériel neuf, transferts centre/hôtel tous les jours et prix très abordables. Ayant quelques craintes au départ, Marta et Guido mon instructeur ont fait preuve de beaucoup de pédagogie à chaque étape de cette semaine, Guido pour la théorie, et Marta lors des 1ers exercices en milieu protégé. Après 4 plongées en mer avec Guido, un peu d’appréhension et beaucoup de plaisir me voilà plongeuse ! Mon fiancé qui est lui Advance a également été ravi de ses 4 plongées avec son dive master Cristina. Encore merci pour votre gentillesse Katia & Hervé
Magda Semedo – 23/May/2017
I loved the experience. I cannot swim and I panic to get under the water, but diving was something he wanted to risk making. With Martha, it was super good and excellent professional people, was a day spent on the water, in my case I had and lecture and testing in a natural pool of the sea … in which several times had difficulty to enter, by cause panic. But Marta was super patient with me. He never forced me to anything, but always encouraging that he could. And I was able to face the fear, panic and yes there let me enjoy the beauty that the ocean has to show. Loved would turn to do, no doubt so … but I hope there already have overcome this panic and fully enjoy the experience … I would strongly recommend this to anyone. Even for those who cannot swim like me. The team is 5 stars… I will be back
Arrow – 21/Mar/2017
I found myself very well. I used the property for rent kite and board and are well stocked with everything needed showers, toilets, bar service (I have always offered free water and coffee) also feature comfortable sofas for family and friends, and Wi-Fi is free . Thank you again Mr. Guido for the reception and Ednir for his time and expertise.
Alberto Sabatini – 18/Mar/2017
Spent five days diving and experienced the lovely warm water of the Cabo Verde Islands. The centre itself is quite new and although we had taken all our own gear I’d have been quite happy to have hired equipment as its all new and appears well maintained.
Diving is via their own boat and launches from the beach of Santa Maria Pier. Good variety of sea life was seen including Turtles, Scorpion fish, Rays, Sharks.
From my experience with them this diving centre has everything to offer for recreational diving, from the complete novice looking to try dive or complete Open Water training, to more experienced advanced divers.
Andrew Green – 15/Mar/2017
Very professional from the start, well organized every member i came across was very pleasant and i received a great and very professional service. the dives were good too and the dive master very professional and ensured all enjoyed…. would certainly recommend and use again if i have the chance.
Max Cohen – 05/Mar/2017
Relaxed atmosphere, great gear, nice spot…
I had 10 hours lessons with Monika and it was all I could wish for, patient, relaxed, skilled instructor and I was standing on a board after 8 hours of lessons.
When the wind wasn’t good enough I could enjoy the standup paddle and the kayaks, what was really fun. Highly recommended!
Diane Parker – 04/Mar/2017
We (me two teens) really enjoyed diving at Atlantic Star. For our first dive we ask them for (free) pickup and it was all included. The coach always pick us up on time.
It was one of the best diving experiences ever. They are very professional. The whole team has a very good and easy ongoing mood. So much fun!
Dea Bevini – 01/Mar/2017
che spettacolo!! Atlantic Star ti fa star bene… io ho fatto immersion ed oltre alla belezza dei fondali (che gia conoscevo) ho amato la gentiezza e la professionalità di tutto lo staff. Il centro ha degli spazi accoglienti cosi che mia madre ha potuto aspettarmi in tutto relax. Il miei complimenti, e… arrivederci
Fabrice Toulemonde – 28/Feb/2017
Fantastic water sports school !! All the team from marketing to teachers were really nice and super professional. The new base is beautiful and practical, the beach is amazing and you will enjoy brand new equipments, go for it !! Special thks to Sandrine, Sophie and the gorgeous Monica !! Top of Fun
Brian Magnuson – 03/Feb/2017
Our holiday had a nice touch of new experiences in Atlantic star. Went first for snorkeling with the sea scooters DPV, our guide Martha was the best, she is a sea lover, we went to visit an old Shipwreck where we even saw one turtle. We try as well the kayak, me and my wife went to the Santa Maria pier, where we were rowing between the fishing boats. Big thank you to the staff, for providing us an exceptional and different day.
Larry Martin – 31/Jan/2017
We reserved our Diving package there is a month ago. We were surprised by the location and the material is quite new, it’s an amazing nautical center in a wonderful beach. There are lots of nice sites for diving that we explored. Every day was a discovery and the staffs are friendly and assist us from day one. A special Thank you to Catharina and Martha.
Mark Richard – 28/Jan/2017 – kiteboarding
Uau, what a wonderful holidays in Sal Island. If you want a place to take all stress out, Atlantic star is the best one. I had 6 hours kite lessons with one day without wind where we just stayed in the center paddling and playing. The staff is all very friendly and always there to help. I will definitely come back. Cabo Verde no stress.
Hugues – 15/Jan/2017 – kiteboarding
I booked the four-hour package. It was fantastic! If you are looking for a friendly atmosphere and congeniality, you will not be disappointed by the Atlantic Star. Professional instructors take care of you from your first step with the kite. They are enthusiastic about giving you the kite virus! Don’t think twice. You will find the ideal school for your kiteboarding lessons and with very new equipment.
Isabelle – 26/Dec/2016 – kiteboarding
8 hours of first-rate kiteboarding lessons. I spent a fantastic week. Different activities are proposed if there is no wind: jet skiing, SUP, diving, and more. The center offers a wide range of services such as lockers for personal belongings, showers, toilets and rinsing tanks for diving gear. The instructors are pleasant and professional. Recommended!
Angelo Fasertini – 10/Dec/2016 Beginner Diving course
A first-rate organization and staff that was always available and kind. It was my first sea dive and I didn’t realize how beautiful it was!
I think I will return to Cape Verde for a full course.
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