Diving – due to Cape Verde’s long history of maritime activity, going back to its status as a Portuguese colony for 500 years, there are various shipwrecks for divers for explore, particularly at Sal, Maio, and Boa Vista islands. Diving companies active in Cape Verde include “Scuba Team Cabo Verde” (, “Sunfish Scuba Diving Academy” (, “Submarine Center – Dive School” (Boa Vista) (, Dive Tribe (, and Stingray diving center (Sal island).