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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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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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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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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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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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Badajeira
Dive located at the tip of Ponta de São Lourenço, right next to the lighthouse.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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