9. Sesimbra: Beginner Scuba Diving in Prof. Luiz S. Marine Park
Prof. Luiz Saldanha Marine Park is the perfect spot for your first Scuba Diving experience. In a reef and coral gardens environment, you will be able to watch close by the 1000+ different marine species, like anemones, gorgónias, lobsters, octopuses, stingrays, sea horses, sea stars, and sea urchins. Some of these unique to this zoologic reserve and biodiveristy conservation zone, and other rare, from other geographic áreas, making it one of the most diverse seabed in Europe, throughout all the Setúbal coast, between Serra da Arrábida and Cabo Espichel, less than an hour by car from Lisbon. In the Try Scuba Dive you will begin with a safety briefing and an introduction to your Instructor and Scuba Diving gear. Then you will start an adaptation session, during which you will learn to breathe underwater, applying recreational scuba diving techniques and gear, following with a guided dive, where you will increase your knowledge about the endemic fauna of this marine life sanctuary, feeling completely in harmony with nature. At the end of this Try Scuba Diving, you will return to the starting point on our speedboat. The Instructors and diving leaders (Divemasters) are certified by the world’s most prestige training organizations, namely by CMAS (World Confederation of Underwater Activities) and SSI (Scuba Schools International). Whether you are beginner or experienced, it is ideal to enjoy by yourself or in group, with your friends, family and/or partner, celebrate birthdays, bachelor(ettes), or school or corporate events, accessible to everyone.