Learn to dive in the Algarve, our crystal clear waters offer fantastic visability! Get PADI qualified on your holiday in the sun.
Explore the reefs, caves, canyons, underwater rock formations and ship wrecks in the clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The rocks are covered in coloured plants, anemones, sea fans and sea squirts. You can expect to meet all kinds of exotic sealife when diving in The Algarve such as octupuses, scorpion fish, moray eeels, congars, cuttlefish and you will often see seahorses, triggerfish, spiny lobsters, spider crabs, lobsters, squids and more.
Shore Dive sites include a 30m long wreck at Burgau, Seahorse reef, a long canyon at Carrapateira and caves at Gaivota, Ingrina and Barranco.
Boat Diving sites include the volcanic rocks at Rocha Negra, reefs at Porto do Mos and Rondao do Alvor, underwater rock formations at Pedras Altas, a reef full of old anchors and caves at Ancora and the Se Vapor wreck, an 80m boat sunk by the Germans.
Dives are at depths of 8m – 32 m. Visibility is typically 5m – 15m but can easily reach 20m depending on current and wind. There is all year round diving in the Algarve in 7mm wetsuits with sea temperature never droping below 14° C even in winter and warming up to 22° C in summer. Daily diving and snorkeling trips along the stunning Algarve Coast for divers of all experience.
Discover Scuba Diving – One day course ideal for beginners starts in the pool then takes you on your first dive in the Ocean.
Scuba Diver Certificate – 2 -3 day course that includes practise and theory for diving to a depth of 12m under the supervison of a PADI instructor.
Open Water Diver – The most popular course to learn the basics of scuba diving to dive with your ‘Buddy’ to depths up to 18m.
Advanced Open Water - Advanced course that includes night diving, navigation and diving to a depth of 30m.
Rescue Diver – Covers rescue techniques, avoidance of accidents, awareness and increasing abilities and confidence.
Divemaster – This is the first step to becoming a professional diver who can educate other divers and become a qualified member of PADI.
Prices per person Find out more
|Diving (PADI)||Mar - Oct|
|Discover Suba Diving Course||1 Day||90 €|
|Scuba Diver||2 - 3 Days||280 €|
|Open Water||3 - 4 Days||420 €|
|PADI Advanced||2 - 3 Days||320 €|
|Rescue||4 - 5 Days||420 €|
|Divemaster||min 6 Days||590 €|
|Dives||Mar - Oct|
|One Dive||Own equipment||30 €|
|Rented tank and weights||35 €|
|Partly rented equipment||40 €|
|Own mask and fins||45 €|
|Fully rented equipment||50 €|
|5 Dives||Own equipment||125 €|
|Rented tank and weights||150 €|
|Partly rented equipment||175 €|
|Own mask and fins||200 €|
|Fully rented equipment||225 €|
|10 Dives||Own equipment||220 €|
|Rented tank and weights||270 €|
|Partly rented equipment||320 €|
|Own mask and fins||370 €|
|Rented tank and weights||420 €|
- pick up from AltaVista – 10€ per person