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MERGULHO ANTHIA DIVING CENTER SESIMBRA

The Natural Park of Arrábida was created in 1976 and covers an area of 108 km² – means 38 kilometers of mountainous beach between the town of Sesimbra and the city of Setúbal, the hill of Palmela and the sea.

It has an impressive variety of sandy and rocky bottoms in a depth range between 3 and 100 meters. Some spots at the base of the cliffs are really well hidden and show the most wild sea life.

It is an area with very high biodiversity, counting with more than 1350 species of marine flora and fauna. You ll not find equal wealth neither in Portugal nor in the rest of Europe. Although it has always been known for supporting important fisheries it s also associated with the awakening of biological oceanography in Portugal at the end of century XIX with the works of King D. Carlos and other local naturalists and the great universities of the time.

Located in the metropolitan area of Lisbon, Sesimbra can suggest you various activities connected to the sea, of course diving first of all! The best thing is that we can enjoy the sea of Sesimbra all yer round!

Open Water Dive Spots - Max. depth 18 meters

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PEDRA DO LEÃO
PEDRA DO LEÃO

Maximum depth – 15 m It s a stone in a shape of lion, visible from the surface which forms an underwater passage of rocky bottom. You can sea there many schools of sargos or white seabrem, blue whitings, octupuses, moray eels and crabs. There is no current and very simple navigation which make it a perfect diving spot for everyone.

JARDIM DAS GORGONIAS
JARDIM DAS GORGONIAS

Maximum depth – 18 m It s a stone with pronounced relief. As you can guess from it s name, there is a large variety of gorgonians as well as sea sponges, giant schools of sargos, octopuses, European congers. The luckiest divers can even meet the ocean sunfish!!! This spot is usually quiet and without current.

BIFA
BIFA

Maximum depth – 18 m The spot situated in the end of Cabo Espichel is only accessible with perfect sea and weather conditions. There you ll find rocky bottom and a little cave.

PEDRA DO LEÃO
PEDRA DO LEÃO

Maximum depth – 15 m It s a stone in a shape of lion, visible from the surface which forms an underwater passage of rocky bottom. You can sea there many schools of sargos or white seabrem, blue whitings, octupuses, moray eels and crabs. There is no current and very simple navigation which make it a perfect diving spot for everyone.

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Advance Open Water Dive Spots - Max. depth 30 meters

RIVER GURARA Popa
RIVER GURARA Popa

Maximum depth – 25 m The River Gurara is one of the most popular dive spots in the country, the wrecks are great for harboring unusual species of Sesimbra. At the stern divers can visit the rudder, the propeller and a part of the hull. You ll for sure want to repeat this diving!

RIVER GURARA Proa
RIVER GURARA Proa

Maximum depth – 30 m The River Gurara is a two-part deep-seated wreck (stern and bow). On the bow a big part of the hull is well preserved and looks imposing. It rises on the side with an untouched mooring propeller.

PIÃO
PIÃO

Maximum depth – 28 m Very rocky bottom gives great opportunities to explore as it hides a lot of life. Lobsters, european congers, sponges, gorgonians etc. Simple dive occasionally with some current.

RIVER GURARA Popa
RIVER GURARA Popa

Maximum depth – 25 m The River Gurara is one of the most popular dive spots in the country, the wrecks are great for harboring unusual species of Sesimbra. At the stern divers can visit the rudder, the propeller and a part of the hull. You ll for sure want to repeat this diving!

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TEK Dives Spots 

Barris
Barris

Maximum depth – 60 m Shipwrecks of a vessel which was carrying tiles. Parts of its cargo are still very visible and some bricks and stone cannonballs have been found. The place is targeted by the local community of technical divers.

BAIXA DOS CEPOS
BAIXA DOS CEPOS

Maximum depth – 45 m Dive location with a very rich relief, with a rocky escarpment ranging from 35 m to 45 m. You can frequently meet schools of horse mackerel and closer to the coast some lobsters, european congers and moray eels. 2 roman anchors are a pecularity of this spot which is interested for experienced divers.

CATRAPONA
CATRAPONA

Maximum depth – 42 m Perhaps the most popular among experienced divers and the deepest spot off the Cabo Espichel. A rocky formation that varies from 29 to 42 m is very rich in flora and fauna. Different kinds of nudibranches, sponges, schools of swallowtail sea perches live there. Also there is a little grotto close to the sand (the deepest point) normally with a lot of crabs, lobsters and european congers. A fabulous diving spot.

Barris
Barris

Maximum depth – 60 m Shipwrecks of a vessel which was carrying tiles. Parts of its cargo are still very visible and some bricks and stone cannonballs have been found. The place is targeted by the local community of technical divers.

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