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trips and adventures
@SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL DIVING
We love to go and do our own diving. If you are looking to build experience or just need a team-mate get in touch. We’d love to have you along. Unless you retain us to teach or guide there are no charges for joining a trip
Diving in Portugal
With its mild climate, 3000 hours of sunshine per year and 850 kms of splendid beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is the perfect holiday destination all year round.
This is a country that has the oldest borders in Europe, with an exceptional range of different landscapes just a short distance away, lots of leisure activities and unique cultural heritage, where tradition and modernity blend together in perfect harmony. Its superb cuisine, fine wines and hospitable people make this a tourist paradise of the highest quality.
Situated in the extreme south-west of Europe, just a few hours from any of the other European capitals, Portugal attracts visitors from all over the world. Come and discover the charms of this country too.
Portugal is situated at the south-west point of Europe and also includes the Madeira and Azores archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean. Mainland Portugal occupies an area of 88,889 km2. It is 218 km wide and 561 km long. It has 832 km of Atlantic coast and a 1,215 km border with Spain.
The Azores are situated in the Atlantic Ocean between Europe and North America. They have an area of 2,355 km2 and consist of nine islands – São Miguel and Santa Maria in the Eastern Group, Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial in the Central Group and Flores and Corvo in the Western Group. It takes about two hours to get from the Azores to mainland Portugal by plane.
The Madeira Archipelago has an area of 741 km2 and lies in the Atlantic Ocean about 500 km from the African coast and 1,000 km from the European continent (1½ hours flying time from Lisbon). It consists of the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo and the uninhabited Desertas and Selvagens islands, which are nature reserves.
how to get there
Flights into Lisbon are easy and plentiful with plenty of budget and mainstream airlines. Once there we arrange everything else you need from transfers to accommodation.
about the diving
SPECIALISED IN SUPPORTING TECHNICAL DIVING IN PORTUGAL AND CATERING GROUPS OF TECHNICAL DIVERS – BOOK NOW YOUR NEXT TECHNICAL DIVING EXPERIENCE!
For you, diving is going underwater in ways that others only dream. You´ve taken the next step, and now the world underwater opens up. Going deeper, visiting almost not diveable shipwrecks, or exploring dark caves, is your way of feeling the pleasure, but also the thrill of a dive.
Deep diving, wreck diving or cave diving, we can build an advanced and exclusive dive program hosting those divers that achieved higher tech and cave diving qualifications to sites and spots in Portugal, away from the normal.
Your diving is more demanding, and so is the support we can provide, helping you planning this higher risk dives and supporting its implementation. We are here for all the logistics; transportation for your crew and gear, accommodation, equipment rentals (for open circuit (OC) or closed circuit (CCR) configurations, best mixes (from AIR, Nitrox to Trimix), you name it.
when we normally go
March to May and September to October, although some of the cave systems conditions have specific times of year when they are best. Get in touch.
We can’t beat Portugal Dives page for the info – so click here… https://www.portugaldive.com/best-dives.html