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Sessimbra: SSI Basic Diver Certification

Sessimbra: SSI Basic Diver Certification

From US$ 169.71 per person

Dip your toes into the world of scuba diving by completing an introductory diving program in the rich waters of the Professor Luiz Saldanha Marine Park.

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Duration 4 hours
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Limited to 2 participants


  • Explore the underwater world within Arrabida Natural Park
  • Marvel at one of the greatest examples of marine diversity in Europe
  • Start your underwater adventure in a historical Marine Park
  • Take part in 2 dives
Full description
Get the perfect introduction to diving with the SSI Basic Diver program which has been designed to offer you a taste of scuba diving. Discover the underwater world within the protected area of the Professor Luiz Saldanha Marine Park, enjoying the most extensive biodiversity in Europe, before starting your official certification program. The program is internationally recognised by SSI (Scuba Schools International) and Wild Sea Europe. Start your program with a theoretical session, including a security briefing and environmental awareness session. Then, enjoy 2 scuba diving sessions: 1 adaptation dive in confined waters, with some exercises to improve your water comfort level, and 1 exploration dive within the protected area of the Professor Luis Saldanha Marine Park in order to truly experience scuba diving. After your program, receive a free e-course on Marine Ecology, in addition to your SSI Basic Diver certification. This certification allows you to dive under the direct supervision of an SSI Open Water Instructor to depths shallower than 12 meters, for a period of 6 months after the certification is obtained. In the same period, you may upgrade this certification to a SSI Open Water Diver (certified diver).
  • 2 dives
  • Insurance
  • Full equipment
  • Marine Ecology e-course
  • SSI Basic Diver certification
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional dives
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals

Know before you go

  • The diving plan is subject to change due to weather and sea conditions
  • Tips are not included in the cost of this tour
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Product ID: 363760