Banana Island is a brilliant destination for Scuba Diving for many reasons. The length and the shape of the island provide calm and clear waters at any weather all year round. The visibility is superior compared with the average visibility of rest of the region. Sierra Leone enjoys a good diversity of aquatic life and many species can be found around Banana Island.
The resort’s new diving center is equipped with everything needed for pleasant and safe dives. Two breathing air compressors, new equipment, eight boats, experienced skippers and a Padi Professional offer enjoyable diving to beginners and certified divers.
Undoubtedly the area around Banana Islands is an exciting location for scuba diving in West Africa. Big volcanic rocks form a long and slender island that cuts through the strong costal current, leaving pockets of clear water with some of West Africa’s best visibilities. Regardless of the season’s wind, calm seas can be found in one or the other side of the island.
The renowned density of the fish stock brings about frequent encounters of big game fish and other aquatic life. The colorful reefs around Banana Island make for impressive dives with increased fish activity. Sierra Leone’s sea bed is also littered with history. Hundreds of vessels from the slave trade have been wrecked off the cost of West Africa. Many of these are located in Sierra Leone where a dive can unravel a trail in the history.