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Hotel Oasis Porto Grande

4 star hotel
Praça Amilcar Cabral, Rua Argelia, Mindelo, Cape Verde, Portugal
50 rooms
FREE Internet

Haliotis Dive Center - Mindelo

PADI 5 star dive center
Offsite (Free pickup)
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • With a PADI dive center on site and just a five-minute walk to the waters of Sao Vicente, Hotel Oasis Porto Grande is ideal for divers
  • Get the full Cape Verde dive experience and the comfort of a 4* hotel all in one, with fast and easy access to the marina every day
  • Enjoy walls, caves, wrecks and drop-offs, and dive with stingrays, turltes, and giant mantas at the fantastically varied dive sites
  • The beautiful underwater scenes at Furna da Rosa's cave exit, with streams of sunlight and shoals of yellow grunt fish, are a true pleasure
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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 50%
  • 75 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • Cancellation more than 37 days prior to arrival: No charges, and we send you a credit note with the total amount. If until the end of the season there’s no more availability you will receive a cash refund.
  • 40% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 21 days prior to arrival.
  • If you cancel less than 21 days prior to arrival, the full booking amount will be retained.

Explore diving around the Hotel Oasis Porto Grande

Dive Center


  • See some great pelagic fish like amberjack, barracuda and even some tuna species in the strong currents around the small islet of Djeu
  • Dive the Sao Macario wreck, the habitat of an immense diversity of marine life, from giant puffer fishes, colorful nudibranch and shoals of soldier fish and goatfish
  • Ponta da Doca offers walls, caves and canyons covered with coral, and a drop-off where you can often spot giant mantas
  • Turtle Spot is a quiet, shallow site where you can swim with turtles on the water's surface


Haliotis Dive Center - Mindelo is a PADI dive center located within Hotel Oasis Grande.

Haliotis Mindelo has access to swimming pool for dive courses, a shop, equipment, a rising area and fast access to the marina in Sao Vicente.

Cape Verde is an island country located in an archipelago formed by ten volcanic islands in the central region of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Sao Vincento offers wreck diving, night dives, drop-offs, caves, and encounters with turtles.

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Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Filling Station
  • Rental Equipment ($)

PADI® Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Drysuit
  • Underwater Propulsion Vehicle
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Open Water (Referral)

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Wi-Fi (Free)

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Dive boat facilities

  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Ladder

Resort Amenities


  • Cultural Excursions
  • Live Music
  • Hiking

Great for families

  • Kids Pool


  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Equipment For Kids


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Cycling

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Resort Description

Hotel Oasis Porto Grande is a 4* hotel on Sao Vicente Island, with its own PADI dive center on site.

Hotel Oasis Porto Grande couldn't be better located in the central square of Mindelo. 

Spend your days exploring the underwater wonderlands of Sao Vicente, and your evenings recharging in the lobby bar and listening to live music, enjoying a drink on the terrace overlooking the atmospheric square.

The hotel’s à la carte restaurant offers a mix of international and local traditional food.

How to get there


  • Cesária Évora Airport is a 15 minute drive from the resort. 
  • The dive staff will arrange to pick you up from the airport and bring you to the hotel, provided you give advance notice of your flight details (no additional cost). 
  • Check-in time is 3 pm. 


  • Check-out time is 11 am. 
  • The dive staff will drop you back at the airport on your final day, provided you give advance notice of your flight details (no additional cost). 


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