12
Age
All Year
Dates
2 hours
Duration
Hard
Physicality

The clear waters and marine life of Madeira, known for its numerous nature reserves and marine areas, offer countless fascinating and electrifying dive spots . The marine fauna of this region consists mainly of coastal species. Sandy and rocky bottoms host numerous species of marine creatures : groupers (Epinephelus guaza) and other serranids, salps , sea bream , mullet , scorpion fish (Scorpaena madeirensis), moray eels, octopus, cuttlefish , parrot fish, barracuda, damsels are just some of the species that divers may commonly spot. Among the invertebrates , besides various species of anemones and starfish , we emphasize the presence of numerous bearded fireworms (Hermodice carunculata), known for their considerable size (up to 30cm) and for their painfully stinging bristles. Common are also several species of crabs; the most curious of them is definitely the arrow crab (Stenorhynchus seticornis) . Large, typically pelagic organisms can also be occasionally encountered: tuna, cetaceans (i.e. the spotted dolphin and Risso’s dolphin),sea turtles, manta rays and mobulas, and the famous but very rare monk seal (Monachus monachus). We offer diving experience for all levels as you will see below:

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Madeira
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 10:30 AM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED

 

 

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