- Sport levelIntermediate
- Spoken languagesFrench, Spanish, Portuguese, English
- Duration2 days
- Opening seasons:
Build on your technical know-how and specialise in one exiting area of scuba diving with this multi-day SDI Advanced Adventure Diver course on the stunning Sesimbra shoreline!
Ready to dive deeper, become more independent and explore a new marine underworld? Head to the stunning Sesimbra coast for dive sites akin to the Carribean and expert tutoring from local divers that make learning new scuba skills a rewarding adventure. Learn how to explore both coral reefs and wrecks in the heart of the Luiz Saldanha Marine Park and even catch a glimpse of the area's local bottlenose dolphins on one your 5 dives!
Only an hour drive from central Lisbon, Sesimbra is 49km from Lisbon Portela Airport. Dives range from shallow locations in Mar da Pedra to experienced sites on the coast Cabo Espichel with features like walls, reef, caves, shipwrecks, drift and deep dives in Luiz Saldanha Marine Park. One of the main dive sights off the Sesimbra coast is the River Gurara wreck, a 170m/557ft long Nigerian cargo ship.
A two-day Advanced Diver course accredited by SDI,this intensive learning experience will give you an overview of five different SDI specialities for those who have already passed their basic Open Water qualification. Two of the required specialities are the “Deep Diver” and “Navigation Diver” - the remaining speciality dives you can opt for include many, of which we suggest the “Advanced Buoyancy Control”, “Night/Limited Visibility” and “Wreck”. This course is intended to introduce you to each of the five specialities selected; not complete comprehension of the chosen speciality. One dive from each of the chosen specialities may apply towards the completion of this certification.
-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.
The best time to dive Sesimbra is from April through October. 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 SDI Advanced divers.
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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
The SDI Advanced Course will cover SDI Deep Diver and SDI Navigation Diver specialities with basic insight to three other chosen specialities of your choice as an introduction to that specific area in diving. Some of the in-water skills include:
Successfully perform skills listed for dive one of the three chosen specialities as well as both core specialities
Deep Diver open water dive:
-Test and check all equipment
-Familiarization with dive site
-Descend to planned depth, do not exceed any pre-planned limits
-Dive according to plan at a depth limited to 30 metres/ 100 feet
- Ascend to safety stop
- Exit and log dive
Navigation open water dive:
- Establish a reference point, plan dive, and enter the water from shore/boat
- Practice out and back technique on the surface
- Squares and triangles on the surface
- Perform a square on the bottom
- Perform a triangle on the bottom
- Ascend to safety stop
- Exit and log dive
PADI/SDI Open Water Qualification
Minors must receive written permission from an adultSpecial terms
Course based on tides and subject to weather restrictions
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
- SDI instructor
- SDI Manuals
- SDI Certification
- 5 open water dives
- Travel €27
- Soft gear (mask, wetsuit, fins)
- Open Water certificate