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Dive sits are mainly around Dakar. There are only two or three dive centers. Don't miss the Gorée area and several far dive sites (shoals).
Fauna is a mix between tropical and temperate water fishes.
Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Mauritania.
Geographic coordinates: 14° 0' N, 14° 0' W
Coastline km: 531 km km
Climate: Tropical; hot, humid; rainy season (May to November) has strong southeast winds; dry season (December to April) dominated by hot, dry, harmattan wind.
Terrain: Generally low, rolling, plains rising to foothills in southeast
Elevation: Highest point: unnamed feature near Nepen Diakha 581 m
Natural hazards: Lowlands seasonally flooded; periodic droughts
Population: 10,852,147 (July 2004 est.)
Languages: French (official), Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka
Divisions: 11 regions (regions, singular - region); Dakar, Diourbel, Fatick, Kaolack, Kolda, Louga, Matam, Saint-Louis, Tambacounda, Thies, Ziguinchor
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|Dive sites (3)||Quality||Avg depth||Max depth||Experience||Dive type|
|Madeleine islands||- / -||15.0 m||25.0 m||All divers|
|Séminole bank||- / -||25.0 m||35.0 m||CMAS ** / AOW|
|Tacoma||- / -||12.0 m||15.0 m||All divers|
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