Diving into the colourful underwater world that surrounds the island of Madeira, you’ll discover a submarine-paradise of ocean wildlife, caves and reefs.

We work with Madeira’s oldest-established diving company: Manta Riding Madeira, established by Stefan Maier in 1982. The dive centre is on the south coast of the island, with easy access to the sea for shore dives. For beginners, the dive school welcomes all abilities and offers a range of courses for novices: from a half-day introductory Discover Scuba Diving course, to a more in-depth four-day Open Water Diving course. If you’re a PADI Advanced diver, the centre also offers boat dives (on request) to some of Madeira’s must-do dive locations, with the nature reserve at Garajau just a ten-minute boat ride away.




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