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Diving in Sierra Leone

Diving in Sierra Leone

Quick facts

Check the Foreign Office website for up to date information about travelling to Sierra Leone.

When to go

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What to see

Language:
English, though Krio is spoken by 90% of the population
Climate:
Tropical. The rainy season from May to November and a dry season from December to May
Timezone:
GMT
Currency:
Leonne (SLL)

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Country

Having emerged from a bloody civil war, Sierra Leone is now back on its feet and growing. Officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, it is a country in West Africa that is bordered by Guinea to the northeast, Liberia to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest.

The country has a tropical climate, with a diverse environment ranging from savannah to rainforests.

Whilst there is mainland diving, you can also take a boat out to the Banana Islands, (40 kilometers southwest of the Freetown Peninsula.) As well as pristine coral reefs, the two main islands, Dublin Island and Ricketts Island, have sunken shipwrecks off their coasts, dating from the island's colonial days.

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