Introduction to scuba diving in Arrábida, Lisbon

Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 3 hrs
Spoken languages: English, Portuguese
Minimum age: From 10 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: super flexible More info
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Activity description

Get started in the world of scuba diving with the Arrábida Experiences team in the Arrábida Natural Park, near Lisbon!

If diving is a sport that has always caught your attention, but you have never taken the plunge, now is the time! The Arrábida Natural Park, 30 minutes away from Lisbon, is an idyllic place to dive for the first time, thanks to the contrast of the green cliffs with the crystal clear waters inhabited by a large number of marine species. During 3 hours, you will get to know the incredible world of diving and you will be fascinated by the seabed of the Luiz Saldanha Marine Reserve and all the surrounding surface environment.

The instructors of Arrábida Experiences will be waiting for you at the Sesimbra Pier. There you will embark on one of their boats to take you to the place where you will do the dive. The dive is divided into three parts. The first part is theoretical, in which the instructors will explain the basic notions of diving. Then, you will apply everything you have learned in the water with an adaptation dive. Finally, with the technique mastered, it will be time to enjoy the experience of diving in the water and contemplate the fascinating fauna and flora of the coast of Portugal.

You don't have to worry about the difficulty of the activity. This is a course designed for people who have never dived before. The instructors, experienced diving professionals, will be at your disposal at all times and you will have all the necessary safety measures such as life jackets and accident insurance.

Can you think of a better place to dive for the first time than in the Portuguese beaches of the Arrábida Natural Park?

Offer Description

Get started in the world of scuba diving for 3 hours in the Arrábida Natural Park.

Course of events

- Meeting at the Seimbra Pier.

- Boat ride to the dive site.

- Theoretical introduction on the basics of diving.

- Adaptation dive to put into practice what has been explained, try the equipment and breathing exercises.

- Diving.

- Return with the boat to the meeting point.

  • Boat trip
  • Technical equipment
  • Certified trainers
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Photos
  • Food
  • Transport to the meeting points
Do not forget to bring
  • Bathing costume
  • Food and water reinforcement
  • Towel and slippers
  • Sunscreen
  • Change of clothes
100% secure payments
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Meeting point
Sesimbra Docks (near the roundabout) Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 24 hours or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
24 hrs
Cancellation 24 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
5 / 5
  • (2)
Very good
  • 5 / 5

Très bonne première fois, j'appréhendais un peu à l'idée de plonger avec des bouteilles et tout s'est super bien passé, l'équipe prend le temps de nous mettre à l'aise dans/sous l'eau. Nous avons pu observer seiche, poulpe, congre, banc de poisson, étoile de mer... bref une magnifique faune et flore. Préparez-vous à un niveau de sensations sensationnel :p

  • 5 / 5

Superbe découverte de la réserve aquatique de Arrabida grâce à Filipe qui a été parfait !