Adventure dive in Sesimbra

Adventure dive in Sesimbra

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Intermediate
  • Spoken languages: French, Spanish, Portuguese, English
  • Fitness level: Intermediate
  • Minimum age: minimum 12 y/o
  • Duration: 4 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Loja nº6, Porto de Abrigo, Sesimbra, 2970-152 Sesimbra, Portugal

Activity description

Discover why the Sesimbra coastline is considered one of the best diving spots in Europe with daily dives from shipwreck to coral reef!

A colorful community of marine life akin to the tropical shores of the Caribbean, Sesimbra offers something for even the most experienced divers with a diverse range of natural sites that include seahorse colonies and coral gardens! Take to the waters and dive in! With daily dives departing from the marina twice a day...

Only an hour's drive from central Lisbon, Sesimbra is 49km from  Lisbon Portela Airport. One of the main dive sights off the Sesimbra coast is the River Gurara wreck, a 170m/557ft long Nigerian cargo ship. 

Dives range from shallow locations in Mar da Pedra to experienced sites on the coast Cabo Espichel with features like walls, reef, caves, shipwrecks, and deep dives. 

Meeting your instructor at the marina in Sesimbra, daily dives are organized according to group level and experience - with the minimum qualification necessary being an Open Water. After a quick safety refresher, kit up and ride out for a 4-hour scuba diving tour across the Sesimbra coastline and into the Arràbida Marine Reserve. 

The coastline of Sesimbra offers a range of dives from shallow dives for inexperienced divers at Mar da Pedra which has a dive depth of 19m through to very deep dives of greater than 40m off the coast Cabo Espichel. 

Dive sites
-River Gurara wreck is a 170m long Nigerian cargo ship. This site offers two dive locations at different depths, the stern lies at 25m and bow at 30m.
Paredes do Cabo is a shallow dive close to the coast of Cabo Espichel with a variety of corals and views of the River Gurara.
Ponta da Pombeira an area renowned for its big fish in the western area.
Baleeira has a rich biodiverse community of fish, sea fans and octopuses which are very tame and be swam very close to
-Pedra do Leão is a distinctive rock formation with abundant corals and sea fans.

Sesimbra offers very good diving conditions all year round. The average water temperature ranges between (16-17°C) and requires a wetsuit all year round. The water visibility is generally between 3-8m/10-26ft but can get up to 15m/49ft. The River Guara wreck is reserved for Advanced divers.

Activity requirements

Minimum certification: Open Water

Special terms

Activity based on tides and subject to weather restrictions - operating on a two-person minimum per trip.

Please note you are not allowed to fly for up to 24 hours after your last dive.

  • Scuba guide/skipper/boat
  • 12lts/200bar tank and ballast
  • Soft gear hire €25
  • Travel €27
Do not forget to bring
  • Soft gear (mask, wetsuit, fins)
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera/GoPro
Meeting point
Loja nº6, Porto de Abrigo, Sesimbra, 2970-152 Sesimbra, Portugal Get directions


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