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Jardim das Gorgónias
This spot is one of the most popular in the area, only because of its easy orientation and the diversity of life.
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River Popa
River Gurara MV was a Nigerian cargo motor vessel that sank on 26th February 1989
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Pedra da Lagoa
Dive much appreciated for the life that it has. However, due to its sea conditions, usually there is some current
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Parede Rabo de Asno
This is the dive that everybody wants to do (its name translated into English: Donkeys Tail Wall). The rock is famous
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Primavera
2000 ton Italian steam sunk in 1902. This wreck is the easiest dive in the Berlengas. Its privileged location allows us to dive there
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Ilhas do Martinhal
At this spot we can find a rock block where the sea is normally calm. This allows us to make several different types of dives
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Fragata Comandante Hermenegildo Capelo
The “Comandante Hermenegildo Capelo Frigate" is the second frigate in a group of four ships
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Almonda
The spring of the Almonda river (or "Olho do Moinho da Fonte") is located on the southeastern ridge of the Serra de Aire, Torres Novas anticline
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U1277
U Boat - 1277 is a WWII shipwreck. She was a German submarine Type VIIC/41
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Madeirense
Cargo ship "Madeirense", about a mile away from the coast and about 34mts below the surface. Here we can find marine spiders,
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Banco Condor
The Condor reef is the most popular place to dive with sharks, especially the blue shark. Here we feel the adrenaline running through our bodies,
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Corveta Pereira D' Eça
Corvette General Pereira d'Eça, is one of the three ships that were sunk close to the Madeira Islands. She lyes less than 1 mile away from the coast
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Catrapona
Catrapona is a popular spot for both recreational and technical divers in the Sesimbra area.
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River Proa
River Gurara MV was a Nigerian cargo motor vessel that sank on 26th February 1989
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Pedra do Leão
Stone that looks like a lion. The diving is done next to its walls, there is a wide underneath passage that crosses all the rock.
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Lago Azul
Located in central Portugal and around 100km northeast of Lisbon, the Castelo de Bode Dam built on the Zezêre River
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Corveta Oliveira e Carmo
Launched on 5th February 1975 and retired on 1999. Equipped for anti-submarine combat,
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Baía da Armação
Set in a small bay by the shore, this spot (translated into English: Armação Bay) is a favorite because of its existing biodiversity
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Navio Hidrográfico Almeida e Carvalho
The Ship was acquired by Portugal and incorporated into the fleet of the Armed Forces on 21st January 1972. It entered Lisbon for the first time
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Gruta da Pena
Located in the heart of Portugal, near the city of Torres Novas, Gruta da Pena is just one of a hand full of springs and caves
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Segredos
Consists of an opening on cliff rock that allows the passage from one side
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Lagosteiros
Here we can find several shelve shaped rocks where the lobsters seek refuge between.
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Forte da Baralha
This is a spot starting at around 22mts deep. Here we can find several dispersed rock formations that are condensing as we navigate to the North.
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Penedos
The general location of Penedos was given to us by a local fisherman around 20 years ago.
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Henry Mori
Henry Mori is among the wrecks of the Shipwreck Cemetary, in the Farilhões. It is badly dismantled, but
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Baixa das Gorgonias
This spot is very pretty, due to the large variety of gorgonians that it has in its background.
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Pedra do Meio
Spot with a maximum depth of about 13mts, consisting of a shallow stone that extends from West to East near the exit of the port.
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Baleeira
Bay with a small beach of rolled stones. Entering from the beach and going south we reach a depth of about 15mts.
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Baixa do Coral
This dive site is considered one of the best for technical diving in the Sesimbra area. A few nautical miles North of Cabo Espichel
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Arcanzil
Rock formation located a few tens of meters South of the coast of Sesimbra, near Cape Espichel.
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Ponta da Passagem
This is one of the most amazing and versatile spots in Sesimbra. There is a big canyon
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Paredes do Cabo
The "Cable Walls" are located next to the Cabo Espichel cliff. The depth is about 12-15mts and what makes it so special is the fact
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Pedra dos Safios
In a rock formation of low relief, the maximum height of the massifs
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Baixa do Ambrósio
This reef is one of the most sought-after spots, even though it is considered a deep dive.
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Roberto Ivens
The Roberto Ivens minesweeper is an old trawler requisitioned by the Portuguese Navy
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Banco João Lopes
The João Lopes bank is constituted by a low. Its top is to approximately 14mts deep and falls to 40mts.
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Bailonas
This is a spot reserved for technical divers. Where one can enjoy the beauty of an up which in certain places can have gaps of almost 10mts.
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Corveta Afonso Cerqueira
The Corvette Afonso Cerqueira, after Madeirense, a merchant navy ship that linked the islands of the archipelago, and Corvette General Pereira D'Eça, (spot “Cordeca”, here in Portugal Dive website),
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Pedra da Caldeira
Diving in Portugal gives you, many times, the chance to observe quietly and in detail, beautiful and small marine species. And if you are an underwater photographer, this is what you get.
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Cavernas
Since it resembles an intricate maze, this dive is a real orientation challenge for the more adventurous.
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Dori
"Dori", a 130mts long ship, participated in the military Operation Overlord. Rests at about 20mts of depth on a sandy bottom and is one of the most popular spots in the Azores.
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Gruta Azul
Here at the Gruta Azul (translated from the Portuguese: "Blue Cave") the maximum depth is around 17mts. When descending we can see
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Caneiros de Fora
This spot is packed with marine life, with special emphasis on Seabass and Stilt.
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Barcaça "Maria Grécia"
Barge "Maria Grécia" sank in 1985 when giving aid in the works of the new pontoon of the harbor. Its very damaged and divided into 2 parts,
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Ilhéu das Formigas
As soon as we start to see a small lighthouse in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by small islets
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Barco das Telhas
Shipwreck of a small transport vessel. Its cargo was constituted by tiles remains.
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P39
This dive site is an extensive rocky bottom area that lies at about 1.5 km west of Cape Espichel
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Zimbral
Located near Tróia, it takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to get there from Sesimbra by boat.
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Baixa da Maia
The so-called "Maia Low" is a small islet. The zone that surrounds this islet in a radius of 150mts is considered
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Tubarão Baleia
This is a place recommended only to experienced divers since
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Gruta do Paralelo
The beginning of the dive is at around 15mts deep at a lava tube.
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Gruta dos Encharéus
Starting at 15mts deep, we have a long gallery with 2 sources of light entry points. We can observe Almaco jacks,
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Ilhéu da Vila
The dive begins at the top of a ridge towards the southern part of the island.
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Banco Princesa Alice
This place has an extensive area with depths around 30 to 40mts, falling abruptly to greater depths.
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Recife Dollabarat
This is a recommended place for experienced divers only as it is located far from a harbor and in a place prone to strong currents.
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Ilhéu das Lagoinhas
Around the Ilhéu das Lagoinhas there are several reefs, ranging from the deepest at 22mts
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Pedrinha
The marine reserve area of downtown Pedrinha is one of the best known
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Bowbelle
Sand Dredger that sank on 25th March of 1996 while doing some routine manoeuvres. The boat broke in half and sank to a depth of 32mts.
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Baixa da Penedia
The top of the low is only 3mts deep and goes up to 32mts.
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Baixa do Norte
A sheltered place starting at 6mts of depth and descending in a gentle slope up to 14mts deep.
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Baixa da Feteira
Although the low's top is only 12mts away, this dive is recommended for experienced divers, since it is located about half a mile off the coast,
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Baixa do Sul
The low of the South less deep and more extensive, having spectacular formations.
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Baixa dos Cedros
Pinnacle starting at 18mts of depth and falling vertically to 30mts.
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Boca das Caldeirinhas
Its name is due to the fact that it is made at the opening of the crater of the Monte da Guia volcano, which communicates with the sea at its southern end.
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Canhões de Entre os Montes
The depth at this location varies between 18 and 22mts. In addition to the abundant marine life, we can see several canoes and other centenary pieces that were moved
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Radares
This particular site has greater depths and because it is outside the bay protection, it has moderate currents. Hence why
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Baixa da Senhora da Guia
The mount top forms a platform between 4-8 mts of depth. In this platform, we can observe large quantities of colored fish such as Kingfish,
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Gruta dos Camarões
The Shrimp Cave is a deep dive, carried out inside a long and narrow corridor,
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Amora
Amora is located on the South coast of São Miguel Island. This spot landscape is characterized by big rolled stones on a sandy bottom.
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Ancoras do Ilhéu
This dive site consists of a small basin of about 40mts long, where we can find several hundred-year-old
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Arcadas do Judeu
A shallow spot, located in a small cove in front of the Ilhéu das Cabras (Goats Islet). Here we can find imposing rock formations.
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Arcos da Caloura
The Caloura Arches are situated in a protected bay and between 5mts and 18mts deep. It is an excellent place for all types of dives, including snorkeling.
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Arcos da Formosinha
Formosinha Arches are, as its name itself, a set of arches that are a very interesting dive at low depths with great marine diversity.
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Vapor do Trigo
Located in a sheltered spot near the UNESCO Nature Reserve of the Berlengas Islands,
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Baixa da Barca
Baixa da Barca (translated into English: Barca Low) is a fantastic and challenging dive, recommended to the more experienced, because of its strong currents.
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Arcos do Pocinho
This dive starts at about 9mts deep, in a lava flow, which goes up to 23mts.
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Baía de Entre os Montes
Ideal place for several types of diving, such as night dive, scuba and even snorkel. This is because this is an area protected from the winds and currents.
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Catedral Flores
Depths varying from 6 to 30mts making it accessible to all types of dives, including snorkeling. This spot owes its name to
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Baixa da Vila Nova
This dive site requires experience on the part of the divers, because since it is far away from the coast it has a lot of currents.
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Baixa das Castanhetas
Due to the great differences of depth, this spot is very versatile for various types of diving experiences. This place is very diverse in its landscape from tunnels,
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Baixa de Entre-Morros
This spot consists of a small island near land, that goes up to 10mts of depth. In the area around this island we can see shoals of Salemas,
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Baixa do Buraco
Here we can choose several circuits depending on the depth desired. Still on the boat, we can frequently see in the transparent waters
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Baixa do Amigo
The mount top is only at 15mts deep, but the deepest zones reach 40mts.
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Baixa do Espelho
Suitable place for all type of divers and also for snorkelers.
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Baixa do Farol
The mount top is around 14mts deep and here we begin to observe schools of Salemas, Triggerfish, Morays and Groupers.
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Baixa do Ferreiro de Dentro
The depth varies between 5 and 30mts, so it is possible to make various types of dives and it gives access to all types of divers, including snorkelers.
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Baixa do Ferreiro de Fora
The mount top is at 7mts of depth. Here we see Kingfish, Queenfish, Damselfish, Triggerfish, Crickets and Barnacles.
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Baixa do Frade
Local near the coast, which allows snorkeling. It is 7mts deep and full of colorful fish typical of the Azores, as well as chubs
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Baixa do Morro
Zone away from the coast, with some current and with a maximum depth of 60mts. For these reasons
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Baixa do Pesqueiro Longo
With depths ranging from 6 to 96 mts, depending on the choice of diving profile,
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Baixa do Terceirense
The top consists of a platform at 5mts deep where we can find a large variety of small colored fish
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Baixa dos Badejos
The top of this rock is located on a large platform about 16mts deep that falls vertically to the 35mts. Here among the rocky blocks, rolled stones
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Baixa dos Rosais
This dive is usually done at about 15mts deep, on the mount top.
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Baixa Rasa
The dive starts on a small islet where normally there are strong currents. So, for that reason, it is only recommended to experienced divers.
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Baixio da Ponta Queimada
This dive is located just 3 minutes by boat from Porto das Velas. The Baixio da Ponta Queimada consists of a coastal "low" located about 250m from
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Banco Dom João de Castro
This spot is actually a submerged volcano, having had its last eruption in 1720. Its top is about 13mts deep, but it was not always like this.
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Olho de Mira
This karst spring is part of the Mindinho - Mira system.
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Gruta dos Anços
The Anços River rises from the interior of the Sicó massif in a marginal area. It is a Vauclian spring, in the northern sector
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Cabeços do Ilhéu
This location is recommended only for experienced divers, due to its currents and maximum depth. Excellent for technical diving.
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Cachorro
This spot is formed by crosses of arches and tunnels. There are plenty of schools of fish such as Kingfish, Queenfish, Parrotfish and Damselfish.
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Calheta do Lagador
The Calheta do Lagador dive is done from the coast, in the Biscoitos bathing area located on the North coast of Terceira Island.
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Caneiro dos Meros
This dive is performed along several large ravines or ‘caneiros’ formed by lava flows, with some sandy patches.
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Rebocador do Farol
Tugboat sunk about 50 years ago, with 20mts of lenght, on a sandy bottom.
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Cemitério das Âncoras
In this "Anchors Cemetery" there are around 40 anchors, left in this place for several hundred years.
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Pata Roxas
A large sandy bottom area in which there are rocky outcrops of considerable length. One at one and a half meters high,
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Cinco Ribeiras
Dive accessible to all types of divers. Natural swimming pool in sheltered place, ideal for snorkeling.
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Corais de São Caetano
The dive begins at about 3mts, on a sandy and pebble bottom.
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Baía Cerro do Cão
This bay is in the northern part of the Berlengas, adjacent to a cliff that has the silhouette of a lying dog.
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Cova do Sono
This is the simplest dive in the Berlengas. The Sleeping Pit (translated from Portuguese) is a sheltered bay,
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Rinchão
This reef is located North of the Berlengas. It is a very dangerous place to navigate, but it is fantastic for diving.
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Baixa do Broeiro Berlengas
One of the richest spots in Berlengas Archipelago. It has currents, therefore
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Pontão 16
Known as Pontoon 16, this structure 40mts long and 17mts wide is a barge that was intentionally sunk
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Farilhão da Cova
The second biggest rock of the Farillions, neighboring Rabo de Asno (Tail-of-Donkey), has caves and a wall of gorgonias.
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Dago
The SS Dago is at a depth of 50mts, about 3 miles offshore. The SS Dago was a 290-foot-long British steam freighter
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Pedra do Mariano
A large wall full of recesses and cracks at about 14mts, with two terraces to the bottom
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Patrulha Zambeze
Launched on 31st October 1971 and retired in September 2003.
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Pedra Furada
The area is located a few hundred meters away from the coast, near the town of Cascais.
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Baixa do Broeiro Cascais
Large rock located a few hundred meters from Cabo da Roca that rises from 30mts to almost to the surface. Its top can be discovered at low tide.
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Baixa do Almirantado
Extensive rock and sand bottom area characterized by the diversity of its topography and the conditions of diving, current and visibility.
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Emissário
Subaquatic wastewater emissary of the Cascais area that extends for about 3km to the South from the zone of Guia's lighthouse.
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Flandres
A very easy and relaxed dive in Berlengas island. You start the dive on a shallow sandy bottom where you can find some streaked Gurnard
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Batelão do Burgau
Small barge sunk in 1980, lies entire and bottomed at 6 mts of depth. We can observe several species namely Blenny, Cuttlefish, Goby,
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SS Empire Warrior
British Steam Freighter that was sunk on 19th June 1941 by German bombers,
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Pedra do Barril
"Cliff" about 1km parallel to the coast, with a gap of about 7mts. Lays in a deep sediment that requires great buoyancy control.
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Pedra da Cacela
Almost in front of Cacela Velha is this rocky outcrop of great extension. Having in its central part a crevice
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Grua do Titan
Crane of the Barge that shipwrecked while placing blocks for the artificial reef.
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Ponta dos Caminhos
In this spot the depth varies between 6 and 15mts. It is a zone of high rocks
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Catedral Sagres
Cave with a wide entrance formed by stone blocks in a sandy bottom.
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Carrapateira
This is a dive spot with plenty of attractions. Divers will be delighted as they can see amazing underwater rock formations.
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Parede do Beliche
Wall with several reentrancies and terraces. Covered with colorful invertebrates as for example
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Alviela
The spring of the Alviela is a permanent karst spring located to the West of Alcanena in the gentle contact of the Limestone Massif Estremenho on the Tertiary Basin of the low Tejo
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Wilhelm Krag
Norwegian Freighter that sank in 1917. It had no cargo and was on its way to
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Parede Porto de Mós
Former submerged coast, it has the form of "terraces" caused by the erosion of the sea.
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Caneiros da Piedade
A large rock full of holes and tunnels that formed naturally. This rock offers protection to many species,
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Ilhéu da Gaivota
A small islet located about 50mts from the coast in a sheltered area which allows a very quiet dive.
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Lage Sebastião Fernandes
South of the islet of Pessegueiro, less than half a mile of land.
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Baixa dos Moledos
Massive high walls with steps in the shape of a rampart and blocks in the form of battlements.
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Ilha do Pessegueiro
It's a small island located along the Southwest coast of the civil parish of Porto Covo, in the county of Sines.
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Espingardeiro
North of Porto Covo, one mile of land. Set of 3 huge rock blocks oriented from NE - SW. The bottom consists of gravel and rolled pebbles,
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Baixa do CPAS
Set of underwater elevations of noticeable slope (wall type) located off the coast of Sines that rise from 90mts to a depth of 45mts
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Baixa das Âncoras
Set of stones and walls with holes and cracks in the middle of the sand.
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Gruta da Pombeira
Small cave located on the coast of Cascais near Boca do Inferno (translated from Portuguese "Mouth of Hell").
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Garajau
Nature reserve located in Madeira. Warm and crystalline waters. There are several diving spots in the reserve but this one is characterized essentially by large shoals of fish.
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Reis Magos
This place is formed by a rocky wall that begins at 6mts deep and extends along the coast up to the 16mts deep
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Ponta da Oliveira
Along the wall there are species of low vegetation and all kinds of creatures that seem to be immobile,
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T-Reef
From a depth of 12mts we see two large rock blocks( known by the "Mamas) with a cone shape,
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Torvore
A Norwegian steam shipwrecked in 1917 during World War I by the German submarine U35.
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Pedra dos 60 Metros
Stone terraces ending in a rock bottom at 62mts. This is a unique experience due to the fact that we can observe
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Torre Romana
This spot's name is due to the existence of a Roman Tower in ruins
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Recife Artificial - D
Set of 40 blocks built in 2000 by IPIMAR and placed between the 18 and 35mts of depth.
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Jardim dos Nudibrânquios
The bottom is formed by several rocks some linked to eachother, some isolated
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Parque das Gorgónias
A big rock separated from the submerged coast. It's easy to navigate as it is parallel to the coast.
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Pedra da Torre
Rock formation in the form of terrace with many cracks and holes next to the sandy bottom,
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Pedras de Armação
Large flat stone, broken in several places due to erosion. There is almost always good visibility.
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Pedra do Safio
Large rock structure that houses numerous juveniles and many crustaceans. Of the several existing species, a big resident Conger stands out
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Pedra dos Rascassos
Great rock formation with terraces of about 3mts that goes till the gravel bottom.
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Valadinho
This spot is formed by several rocks that detached from the main wall.
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Ponta do Castelo
This dive is excellent for macro photography. Here we can observe small, very curious
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Arrifes
A rocky area with several isolated rocks. While swimming in the middle of the rocks it is possible to see Octopuses, Morays, Seabreams and Cuttlefish seeking shelter.
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2 Âncoras
Rock wall between 16 and 22 mts, sandy bottom. We can see two anchors of considerable size
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Pedra Alta
At Pedra Alta (translated from the Portuguese "Tall Stone") we find three large rocks about 3 to 5mts high, surrounded
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Traineira
Here we find a boiler belonging to a fishing boat. The bottom is sandy
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Yate
Remains of a Yacht that sunk off the coast of Quarteira.
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Barrocas de Fora
Wall about 200mts long and 100mts wide, with innumerable cracks and holes where we can see shoals of Seabreams,
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Pedra do Anzol
Here we can find a big rock, plateau type about 150mts long. On its edges, there are several cracks and holes where many species are hidden.
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B-24 Liberator
The wreck of an American bomber lies at a depth of 20mts. The bomber fell and sank in 1943 with 11 people on board and only 5 were saved.
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Arrastão IPIMAR
A trawler of iron that was sunk in 1995 with the aim of creating an artificial reef. The ship is still whole, has been cleaned and its interior emptied.
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Faro A
Presumed seventeenth-century ship, which identity is still unknown. It was sunk in front of Faro and discovered by two Algarvian divers
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Pedra da Greta
This rocky-looking outcrop extends over approximately 20-40mts wide
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Pedra da Oura
Rocky block consisting of the main rock that is divided into several smaller rocks.
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Barra Velha
This spot consists of an old dune that is now sedimented. In the bottom we have fine sediments, reason why divers should have good control of their buoyancy:
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Pedra Rasteira
Rocky area parallel to the coast about 30mts wide and 100mts long.
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Barcaça da Piedade
Barge with 4 propellers that lies upside down on a sand bottom.
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Baixa dos Silenciosos
Located near Espichel Cape, South of Lisbon. There are two ways to get there:
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Cabeça Gorda
Located in central Portugal, 86 miles northeast of Lisbon, the Cabeça Gorda (translated from Portuguese: Fat Head) on the Zezere River
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Arena
This spot gives you the feeling that you are diving into an arena. The reef lies within the underwater national park. Its rock formations are impressive
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Pedra da Sela
Valley of sand between two rock formations, with several rocks aligned along this same valley.
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Medas
L'Ocean
Admiralship of the French fleet with about 60mts length, sunk in 1759 during the battle of Lagos.
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Gamela
Gamela is located in front of the port of Corvo Village a few tens of meters from the coast,
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Titan
A Barge that sank when it was loading big stone blocks
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Torre de Fora
A large rock mass, 3mts high, that has split into numerous smaller rocks in the more exposed part.
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Pedra do Ramalhete
The extensive rocky bottom area situated in front of Cascais Bay,
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Pedra do Avião
This spot's name (translated from the Portuguese "Airplane Stone") is due to
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Baixa da Ponta do Marco
This spot is located far from the harbor. The mount top in the 20-25mts, in a zone subject to currents.
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Algar das Morenas
Algar das Morenas is located in the village of Alandroal, Portugal. It's a singular cave inserted in the anticline of Estremoz-Cano.
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Baixa do Tiago
Wall between 28 and 45mts with lots of small holes and caves
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Cavernas do Burrinho
A half mile of land North of Porto Covo. This spot consists of a set of three large caves with corridors between them,
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Barreira do Queimado
South of the island of Pessegueiro, less than half a mile of land. Wide wall with many recesses and shelters for marine life.
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Pedra do Manel
South of the islet of Pessegueiro, a mile of land.
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Molhe de Sines
Cement blocks with galleries between them and some caves with lots of life.
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Pedra do Porto de Sines
This spot is located West of the Sines Port. Gigantic stone blocks with regular cuts that go from the top to the bottom
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Pedra SW Percebeira
Set of stones in the middle of the sand, the West side is vertical
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Arcadas de São Roque
The diving starts from the natural pools, at 3mts of depth
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Pedra Gonçalves de Fora
Block of stone oriented from East to West with sandstone wall.
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Spyros
Greek freighter that sank in 1937 while looking for shelter during a storm near land.
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Praia da Duquesa
On the Eastern limit of the Duchess Beach in Cascais, near the wall,
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Portinho da Arrábida
Located in the Serra da Arrábida Natural Park, Portinho Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal.
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Pedra de Porto Covo
This rock is West of Porto Covo, one mile from land. Round wall with 3 to 4mts of unevenness, ending in a huge block
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Pedra das Âncoras
The name of this spot (translated from the Portuguese "Anchors Stone") is due to the existence of several anchors, lost through time.
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Baixa da Perceveira
A big rock formation that goes 40mts deep. This rock has a sloping zone
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Nordsoen
Danish ship sunk during the 1st World War by a German submarine.
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Rebocador da Percebeira
Small shipwreck of an iron ship half-buried in the sand, near a stone wall.
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São Torpes
Here we can find some pieces of archeology such as anchors and cannons from an ancient vessel.
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Recife Artificial
IPIMAR project started in 1990. Consists of clusters of 3 units, each consisting of a set of concrete open cubes
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Pés de Galo
This spot consists of blocks of stone that form the entry point into the harbour.
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Malha Branca
Praia Alpertuche
The beach of Alpertuche is a small beach with many stones and clear waters that are little known
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Morro do Castelo Branco
The area is characterized by the appearance of interesting rock formations formed by lava.
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Mesas
This dive site is formed by several rocks platforms at a maximum depth
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Pedra das Lagostas
The name Pedra das Lagostas (translated from Portuguese "Lobsters Stone")
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Pedra da Nau
Pedra da Nau is more or less located in front of the Hotel Villa Italia, in a small bay with rocks.
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Moldinho
Also known as the "Atlas Stone", Moldinho lowers from 45mts deep to 4mts deep. It is only advisable for experienced divers
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Ilhéu do Topo - Sul
Although this dive takes place at moderate depths (between 5-22mts) this spot is often affected by strong currents,
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3 Milhas
This spot consists of a large rock with a slit that crosses it giving the sensation of being 2 separate rocks.
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Brenha
The "Brenha" was a trawl fishing vessel. Built-in 1969, it was 32 meters long, 7.22 meters wide and 3.55 meters high.
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Recreio do Sul
This place is ideal for beginners, since it contains all the elements of marine life.
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Batelão Cantanhede
The Barge, by its real name "Cantanhede", was part of a composition of three vessels, two barges,
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Cardeal
As a whole, it is practically a submerged "mountain".
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Canyons
A dive accessible to all. Diving through wide canyons of rocks
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Silver Valley
Liberian ship "Silver Valley" stranded and split in two
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Prego
A low well known to divers from the northern zone. Consists of two rocky forms
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Bezerros
A low that almost hits the surface and its rocky heads are visible
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Draga da Madalena
The wreck "Draga da Madalena" is split into two large sections where it is easy to navigate and swim trough.
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Terceirense Wreck
This shipwreck dive is in close proximity to the harbour, which makes for an easy dive for divers of all experience levels.
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Gruta dos Pampos
This spot is very close to our famous wreck dive spot: River Gurara.
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Praia dos Galapos
Beach of Galapos is located in the Luís Saldanha marine park. This site consisting of a sandy bottom,
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Bota de Fora
Rock formation, being able to reach 2 to 3 meters, constituted by several tunnels and canyons full of life.
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Baixa de Santa Catarina
This dive site is located in front of Santa Cruz, about 500 meters from the coast and 10 minutes from the recreational port of Machico.
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Navio do Norte
The history of this wreck is unknown. We know that she is quite old, built of wood, but what kind of ship, where did she come from
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Navio Varna
This wreck was located recently (2019) by Instructor Zé Beto Miranda. Bulgarian-flagged freighter, the MV Varna was launched in 1957
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SS Kassamba
Cargo vessel from Angola built in 1977. She was 136m long and 8.374 tons gross.
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Veronese
British packet-boat, built in 1906, displaced 7.063 tons and was owned by Lamport & Holt Line. She sailed from Liverpool, stopped in Vigo (Spain)
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Baixa dos Lourenços
Recommended for experienced divers due to the possibility of strong currents as well as its depth,
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Fradinhos
This spot is recomended to experienced divers, due to its strong corrents, waves and depth.
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Pelo Negro
This site is famous for underwater rock formations, including walls,
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Espalamanca Norte
This spot is characterized by large rounded stones on a sandy bottom,
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Jacob Maersk
Danish oil tanker built in 1966 and owned by Maerskline Navigation Company. On January 29th, 1975, around 1pm, when on manoeuvres to moor on tanker's Terminal A at Leixões harbour,
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Sapho
Greek freighter that sank in 1932, with wreckage up to 32 meters.
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Agios Nikolaus
Agius Nikolaus is a shipwreck, that was sunk in 1964. One of the largest shipwrecks that you can dive in Peniche.
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Selir
This shipwreck is surrounded by mysteries as to the cause of its accident
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Santo André
Steam of the century XIX which origin and causes of shipwreck
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Gruta do Ilhéu das Cabras
This cave is located on the north side of the Goats island, also called the Eagle Rays Cave due to the fact that we can observe a large number of them in its interior.
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Ruy Barbosa Wreck
This ship was a Brazilian packet-boat built-in 1913, 11.780 tons gross and 149m long, was owned by Lloyd Brasileiro Navigation Company and had a capacity for 650 persons.
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Rio Fundeiro
In the 1940s and 1950s, this municipality underwent some changes with the construction of the Castelo do Bode Dam,
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Badajeira
Dive located at the tip of Ponta de São Lourenço, right next to the lighthouse.
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Ponte Vale da Ursa
Ponte Vale da Ursa is a special dive spot for the Portugal Dive team because we have been searching this sunken bridge for a couple of years.
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Cais do Sardinha
The coastal escarpment that constitutes Ponta de São Lourenço, extends below the surface, forming a rock wall with a very accentuated slope,
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Roca Mar
At the Roca Mar dive spot, you can go for some distinct immersions, and depending on where you start the dive, you'll fall to different depths. However, the maximum is 24 meters.
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Lidador
This easy and shallow dive is excellent for less experienced divers and is perfect for beginners and snorkellers.
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Galo
The dive starts at 6 meters deep, where we can find a small cave often visited by divers in apnea.
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Baixa da Agulha
Baixa da Agulha or Needle's Low is situated at Desertas islands nature reserve, it is one of the last refuges of the sea lion (monacus-monacus)
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Baixa da Cruz
Baixa da Cruz, or Cross Low, is located in Machico bay, opposite at 3 Marias, less than 100 meters from the coast. It starts at 3 meters deep, with a small peak, and widens in depth until it reaches the sandy bottom,
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Ancoras
This spot is called "Anchors" due to abandoned local fisher boat anchors.
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A Gruta
After dropping the anchor just off the Ilheu de Cima, you do an 8 min swim over rocks and boulders to reach the small cavern
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Escadinhas
The dive site is along the N-E shore of the Ilheu de Cima and dived mainly during the less frequent southerly winds.
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Bicudas
This spectacular dive site for advanced divers consists of a large collection of vertical basalt columns, rising from the 30m sandy bottom to around 22m.
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Ginja
The dive site, formerly named "Pedra do J", has been renamed to "GINJA" after a resident dusky grouper.
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Baixinha
This dive site is a bit away from the port and situated east of the Ilhéu de Baixo, the lower or limestone islet.
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Baixa do Max
Baixa do Max, is located inside the bay of Porto Santo, very close to Ilhéu de Cima, and within the Marine Protected Area.
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Baixa do Cotrim
Baixa do Cotrim is located in Serra de Fora, in front of Praia do Cotrim.
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3 Marias
This spot consists of 3 "lows", they are located at East of Machico bay, with a maximum depth of 20 meters.
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