12
Age
All Year
Dates
Varied
Duration
Medium
Physicality
Madeira
Destination

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).

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Canical, Madeira
DEPARTURE TIME Varied
WEAR Swimsuit and towel

 

House Reef Dive  – Three different dive profiles make this dive spot perfect for both beginners and experienced divers. If you haven’t completed a scuba diving course yet, you can still take part in an adventurous dive in our House Reef, which is an easy and lovely dive spot, where the alternance between rocky and sandy bottoms allows to spot different species of marine organisms, such as octopi and cuttlefish, barracudas, stingrays and eagle rays, moray eels and much more. Occasional encounters with huge bull rays or monk seals are getting more and more frequent.

Equipment rental – 20eur pp

House Dive – 25eur pp

Zero Gravity Experience – 80 euros pp – this program is the perfect choice to try scuba diving. During this 2 dives program our guest will learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and will practice the basics he will need to dive safely under the direct supervision of a professional Instructor. The program includes:

  • 1 theory briefing in classroom
  • 1 dive in Quinta do Lorde natural swimming pool*
  • 1 “real” dive in the sea, about 40 mins, maximum depth: 12 mt/40 feet
  • Complete scuba diving equipment
  • Certificate of Recognition which authorizes to continue a diving adventure.

We offer diving in various sites!

House Reef Dives – A few steps from the shop, a solid concrete jetty stretches out into the bay, sheltered from the wind. Equipped with stairs, handrails and a practical platform at the sea surface level, our jetty offers an easy entry and exit point for divers and swimmers. It is an easy and lovely dive spot, where the alternance between rocky and sandy bottoms allows to spot different species of marine organisms, such as octopi and cuttlefish, barracudas, stingrays and eagle rays, moray eels and much more. Occasional encounters with monk seals are getting more and more frequent.

Ponta de Sao Lourenco Marina Park – This zone is well-known for its great biodiversity and visibility, up to 50 mt. Regular encounters with octopi, cuttlefish, stingrays and huge schools of fish. For experienced divers, stunning vertical walls up to 40 mt covered by the rare black coral and more than 15 dive sites.

 Single dive at 10 am or 2 pm – Double dive at 9.30 am

Garajau National Park – This zone is a paradise for underwater photography. Marine life is abundant. Divers may find there tunas, mackerels, large groupers and barracudas. The average depth is 20 m.
Location: southern coast of Madeira
Location: 15 miles southeast of Madeira

Deserted Islands – Natural Reserve, primarily to protect the rarest species of monk seal: Monachus monachus, but is also known as an important sea bird sanctuary. You can dive and relax in this small corner of paradise and it’s crystalline waters.
Location: 15 miles southeast of Madeira

 Everyday at 10 am or 2 pm – Night dives at sunset time

DIVING PACKAGES

Equipment rental – 20eur pp

House Reef Dives

1 Dive – 35eur pp

5 Dive pack – 115eur pp

10 Dive pack – 200eur pp

Boat Dives –  We will gladly accompany you in the most picturesque dive spots of the island, from Ponta de Sao Lourenço, Garajau, and stunning bays to spectacular Ilhas Desertas (Deserted Islands), protected area since 2000 and beloved territory of rare monk seal!

Equipment Rental – 20eur pp

1 Dive – 40eur pp

Double Dive pack – 70eur pp

5 Dive pack – 175eur pp

10 Dive pack – 300eur pp

Garjau Dive trip – 90eur pp

Ilhas Desertas Dive trip – 200eur pp

 All prices include: dive guide, tank, weights, weight belt, changing rooms and hot showers.

Zero Gravity Experience – 80 euros pp – this program is the perfect choice to try scuba diving. During this 2 dives program our guest will learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and will practice the basics he will need to dive safely under the direct supervision of a professional Instructor. The program includes:

  • 1 theory briefing in classroom
  • 1 dive in Quinta do Lorde natural swimming pool*
  • 1 “real” dive in the sea, about 40 mins, maximum depth: 12 mt/40 feet
  • Complete scuba diving equipment
  • Certificate of Recognition which authorizes to continue a diving adventure.

Scuba Diver 225eur  – Short on time and long on the urge to become a certified diver? Scuba Diver is the perfect course for those who do not have time to complete an entire Open Water Diver Program.

The content of this program represents about half of a complete scuba diving certification program (Open Water Diver). The course includes:

  • 3 theory lessons with a qualified Instructor
  • 3 training sessions in Quinta do Lorde natural swimming pool*
  • 2 adventurous dives in the sea
  • complete scuba diving equipment
  • teaching materials**
  • worldwide recognized SSI Certification, which entitles to take part in dives under the direct supervision of a Dive Professional up to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet all over the world.

* Depending on sea / tide / weather conditions, the session could be organized in the “normal” swimming pool. In case of bad sea condition, dive in the sea might be scheduled in another day.

Open Water Diving Course is 390eur pp and includes:

  • 5 theory lessons with a qualified Instructor
  • 5 training sessions in Quinta do Lorde natural swimming pool*
  • 4 dives in the sea
  • complete scuba diving equipment
  • teaching materials
  • Scuba Diving Insurance
  • worldwide recognized Certification, which entitles to take part in dives with a scuba diving buddy up to a maximum depth of 18 meters/60 feet all over the world

Specialized Courses – We offer a wide variety of specialized courses that include:

Advanced Adventurer, Stress and Rescue Diver, Nitrox Diver, Deep Diver, Specialty Course, Divemaster

We also offer Divemaster internships!

Contact us for details and prices!

We welcome all freedivers and apnea divers to Azul Diving Center. Ponta de Sao Lourenco Protected Area, on the eastern tip of Madeira is the perfect environment for a safe and fun practice of Freediving in Madeira with crystal clear waters, shallow lagoons and vertical drop-off up to 40mt. If you need to rent any other diving equipment do feel free to contact us in the dive center.

We offer you:

  • Introductory dive in freediving (1/2 day)
  • SSI Basic Freediver courses (1 day)

These courses are available in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.

SSI TRY FREEDIVING

TRY Freediving is your chance to get wet and experience what freediving is all about. With the Try Freediving program, you have the chance to experience breathing workshop, and confined water session in the ocean.

Duration: 3 hours     Price : 60€

Included:  Student manual (Free E-learning)   Freediving fins, rubber weight belt   SSI Free Diver Diploma.

SSI BASIC FREEDIVING

Freediving Basic is your chance to get wet and experience what freediving is all about.

Learn the necessary skills and knowledge to partake in the recreational sport of Freediving in a safe and enjoyable manner and achieve the following performance standard:

  • Dynamic swimming for 30 meters
  • SWB Rescue, LMC Surface Rescue
  • The equipment for free diving, its importance and how to select the correct pieces to suit you
  • The physiology of freediving is key to understanding how your body reacts and performs in the underwater environment
  • Breathing techniques and breathing training – you’ll be surprised by how much you improve
  • The correct in-water techniques for executing a dive
  • Effective finning techniques and streamlining for efficiency
  • The value of and how to effectively dive with a buddy
  • Dive planning and emergency management
  • An understanding of water conditions and the marine environment as they relate to freediving
  • Duration: 1 day    Price : 150€

    Included:  Student manual (Free E-learning) , Freediving fins, rubber weight belt  SSI Basic Diver Certification.

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