Buracona - Sal, Cabo Verde
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob
N 16° 47.942 W 022° 59.537
27Q E 287673 N 1858390
Quick Description: Buracona "The magic Cave", is one of the most famous cave diving spots on the island of Sal.
Location: Cabo Verde
Date Posted: 3/5/2012 8:25:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMDX6V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 6

Long Description:
«This is one of the most famous cave diving spots on the island of Sal. You can choose from three entry points but the easiest is situated at 26m. After passing through the opening, a huge cathedral-like space guides you up to 7m.

The bottom of the cave is littered with ammunition dumped here many years ago by soldiers. The highlight of this dive site is the strong light, which beams through the broken top of the cave to illuminate the inside.

Here you can enjoy the fantastic spectacle of light and shadow play. If the sun is directly above the opening on the surface, and there are no clouds, the inside of the cave is pattered with light like a laser show. It is even possible to surface for a while for a breath of fresh air.»

Depth range: 7 - 36 m

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Water Type: Ocean

Salinity: Salt

Access: Shore

Maximum Depth: 120

Typical Visibility: Good (41-60 ft)

Has Reef?: no

Wreck or Submerged Object?: Not listed

Underwater Life: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1) To log a visit, at least a picture taken at the surface, including any distinguishing landmarks or buoys if present, is required. While you do not have to enter the water, this is encouraged.

2) If you dive at the site, describe your visit including any details you wish to share such as weather, water temperature, visibility, bottom time, and anything of interest that you observed, living or nonliving.
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