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Madeira: Half-Day Coasteering Tour

1. Madeira: Half-Day Coasteering Tour

"Coasteering" is a sports activity that allows one to progress along the coast, whether along a beach or a cliff. Along the way you can make use of swimming, diving, snorkeling, climbing, traveling through caves or tunnels, and jumping into the water. Madeira has excellent conditions for this sport due to its lava and rocks shores, allowing visitors to swim in the crystal clear warm water. The waters form pristine views, with the mountain flowing almost into the sea. These activities take place in the southeast coast of Madeira, specifically in Baia d’Abra (Caniçal), a natural park of breathtaking beauty. The jumps, which are all optional, are between 1 and 10 meters high. Coasteering can be done by families, groups, or individuals of all ages, providing they can swim. Throughout the whole route, participants will be led by the guides and instructors who will assist everyone in terms of safety techniques and all procedures.

Madeira: Scuba Diving Experience

2. Madeira: Scuba Diving Experience

Your scuba diving adventure will begin with a short theory lesson about the practice of diving before doing a trial dive in the shallow waters of the swimming pool.  Once you feel comfortable and know how to handle the equipment, you’ll be ready for the real deal. Your diving instructor will take you for an exhilarating dive out in the sea to explore the spectacular underwater world of Madeira. The dive itself will last about 45 minutes at a maximum depth of 12 meters. At the end of the tour, you’ll receive a certificate of participation to make your next underwater adventure an absolute breeze.

Funchal: Advanced Scuba Diving Afonso Cerqueira Wreck

3. Funchal: Advanced Scuba Diving Afonso Cerqueira Wreck

Cruise out of the coast of Madeira and head for the open sea. Take the chance to dive the Afonso Cerqueira wreck, a sunken ship turned into an artificial reef and underwater national park. Make use of your advanced diver certification, allowing you to dive to a maximum of 30 meters deep where the wreck can be found. Discover the rich variety of marine life which calls this colorful reef home. Fly through the water as you dive alongside the 85-meter ship and delve into its hull. Take your time exploring the engine room, the cafeteria, and the captain’s deck.

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What people are saying about Funchal

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 87 reviews

One of the best experiences of my life, the dolphins were very curious and stayed with us for a while and the best part is they are free in their natural environment and they have the choice whether or not to participate in the activity. The guides were both really lovely and helpful and made us feel very comfortable!

Nicolas has been an amazing instructor with my friend and I. It was my friend’s first time diving, and he was stressed about breathing underwater. Nicolas has been patient, king, educative and attentive which helped my friend to dive properly and to really enjoy his first dive. Thank you so much Nicolas !

The guide explained everything well and took his time. After some practice in the pool we went into the open sea. You saw a lot of fish and the guide always indicated what was where. Thank you for this great experience.

Very informative day out about the species around the island. I appreciate the tour guide explaining the care they put into when approaching swimming with dolphins and to not disrupt their environment

Absolutely unforgettable experience, i literally wanted to return the next day but they weren't open. 10/10