Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Porto Santo Island, Archipelago of Madeira, Portugal


Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Porto Santo Island, Archipelago of Madeira, Portugal

Scuba diving information in Porto Santo Island, Archipelago of Madeira, Portugal

Protected from the winds, by its islets and its own island rounding, Porto Santo offers excellent conditions, fulled with life and emotion to the plunging during the whole year. For many years, the translucent waters of Porto Santo are searched by the plunge lovers, not only by its limpidity, its blue colour and temperature, but also by the enormous beauty that these marine depths have to offer. The most searched place by the plunge lovers is, with no doubts, the ancient shipwreck "Madeirense", which used to realize the cross between the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo for several decades and which was on porpose submersed in order to do the plunge at 21st October of 2000, with a maximum profoundness of 34 meters, on the south zone of the harbour refuge. 7 years passed and this reef still has great praises by part of the divers that pass through that zone and sometimes we hear to say that this is a plunge with great possibilities to become a worldwide plunge. Ilhéu de Cima caves, Canhões, Cemitério das Ancoras, Baixa "Max" and Baixa das Bicudas, with depths around 16 and 32 meters, are other interesting places for the divers, on which lie some cannons and anchors, and where we can observe several marine species which the translucent waters offer to the divers, like long-beaked fishes, black groupers, rays, tunny and morays. From 65 meters deep, approximately, the deep rocks present themselves covered by algae, black choral, soft choral and several colourated anemone.

Water Temperature

The sea temperature is about 17ºC on Winter and 25ºC on Summer.

Diving Suit

In the Winter semi-dry suit and on the Summer wet suit with shorts.

Visibility under water

The limpid, calm and crystalline waters, with a colour that favours the visibility from more than 25 meters far.

Climate

Cllima temperate throughout the year.

How to get there

You can get to Porto Santo by sea or by air. The island of Madeira to Porto Santo takes 15 minutes by plane and 2 hours by boat. The European continent by airplane takes 1 hour.

Other Activities

On the island of Porto Santo is a number of activities beyond the dive. Tourists can visit the beautiful scenery by hiking, enjoy the golf course or else the Tennis, water sports (Windsurfing and Kitesurfing, Jet skiing and water skiing, etc.), land sports (riding, cycling, motorcycling, jeep safari, etc.). At night there are many bars and clubs open until dawn.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Sites Map in Porto Santo Island, Archipelago of Madeira, Portugal

Where are located the best diving sites to dive in Porto Santo Island, Archipelago of Madeira, Portugal? Below, you will find a map of all scuba diving sites in Porto Santo Island, Archipelago of Madeira, Portugal in which you can dive and snorkel.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Sites List in Porto Santo Island, Archipelago of Madeira, Portugal

Which diving sites are located in Porto Santo Island, Archipelago of Madeira, Portugal? Below, you will find a list of all scuba diving sites in Porto Santo Island, Archipelago of Madeira, Portugal in which you can dive and snorkel.


Scuba diving sites and photos from each diving site in Porto Santo Island, Archipelago of Madeira, Portugal

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Marine Species and photos of each species in Porto Santo Island, Archipelago of Madeira, Portugal

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Underwater Photographers and photos from each photographer with photos taken in Porto Santo Island, Archipelago of Madeira, Portugal

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Scuba Diving centers in Porto Santo Island, Archipelago of Madeira, Portugal

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Porto Santo Sub

Porto Santo Island

Liveaboards in Porto Santo Island, Archipelago of Madeira, Portugal

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Accommodation in Porto Santo Island, Archipelago of Madeira, Portugal

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