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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
Currency: XOF
Population: 10,852,147 (July 2004 est.)
Languages: French (official), Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka
Capital: Dakar
Divisions: 11 regions (regions, singular - region); Dakar, Diourbel, Fatick, Kaolack, Kolda, Louga, Matam, Saint-Louis, Tambacounda, Thies, Ziguinchor

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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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