Awesome dives await off the coast of Sao Tome. The pinnacles of Pedra and Dahlo are excellent places to see huge barracuda. The two formations poke above the surface, stretching to meet the sun. You can see octopi in the cracks, as well as a variety of eels. Down at the bottom, nurse sharks relax, waiting for night to fall.
Head to Bone de Jockey, a stellar site that dons a humungous boulder. There are several sites around the huge rock, all of which give great views. There are massive grouper to be found here, sometimes surprisingly massive.
Diving in Sao Tome is pleasant all year but the visibility on the islands is clearest from December to March, and you can expect lovely warm water during this time.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Fly to Sao Tome from Africa or Portugal, with flights coming in several times a week. Sao Tome has a public transportation system, but renting a car is the most effective way to get where you need to go.