Madeira Dive Trips

Madeira diving
Madeira dive photo copyright Filomena Sá Pinto

The beautiful, sub tropical islands of Madeira are synonymous with quality diving, with early enthusiasts including renowned conservationist and marine explorer Jacques Cousteau who declared it one of the best diving spots in the world. Attractions include an abundance of marine life from dolphins, manta rays and monk seals (the rarest of the seals, they can grow up to 3 metres in size and 400kg!), through a wide variety of fish including groupers, bicudas, moray eels and barracudas to delicate black coral, arrowhead crabs and starfish- check out our video at the bottom of the page. The warmth of the gulf stream, that contributes to the richness of the marine environment, also allows diving all year round with mild water temperatures (from 16ºC in winter to 25ºC in summer).

Depending on your diving skills and experience and the sea conditions on the day there are a wide variety of Madeira dive sites to choose between and the guides will a memorable diving experience. Our Madeira diving centre is a SSI dive center and was the first tech diving centre in Madeira as well as the first GUE Support Center on the island. It has all the facilities you need including a salt water pool, rinse tanks, changing rooms with hot showers, classroom for theory lessons, dive shop, transportation, all the equipment you might need to hire and air, nitrox and trimix supplies. It is located in Machico, a quiet and attractive seaside town with restaurants, bars, shops and a black sand beach. The diving guides speak English and Portuguese and will ensure a warm welcome as well as specialist local knowledge.

Madeira dive trips

Experienced divers are welcome to join one of our regular diving trips. We organize trips to over 20 different Madeira dive spots, 17 off Madeira island and 3 off Porto Santo. Highlights including dives within the Desertas marine reserve, encounters with dolphins and seals, shallow dives with lots of fish, crystal clear water and sculpted rock bottoms, deeper dives with steep walls and manta rays, caves and tunnels and the Madeirense a ship scuttled in 2000 in order to create a flourishing artificial reef.

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What’s it like to dive in Madeira? Check out the video!

Madeira dive courses

Whether you have never dived before or would like to improve your skills please contact us for more information on Madeira dive courses. The centre is an SSI dive center and can offer courses at all levels from the Try Scuba Diving taster course to beginner’s courses like SSI Scuba Diver and the SSI Open Water Diver which allows you to become a certified diver, through specialty diving courses up to the SSI Master Diver.


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Is diving not quite your thing? Rest assured we also offer great snorkeling Experiences and Courses! Follow this link for details!


Madeira diving