Top Scuba Dive Shops in Portugal

Ready to check out the best shops in Portugal for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 27 dive shops where you can rent equipment, book dives, and get guided tours. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Portugal to suit your needs.
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HABISPORT UNIP. LDA is a resort dive shop located in Cascais, Portugal. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Centro de Mergulho - Mare Vitae

#2 - Centro de Mergulho - Mare Vitae

Created in 2019, it was in Viana do Castelo that Mare Vitae took its first steps. In its DNA, its founding team brings more than two decades in diving training, more than a decade in Nautical Training, Maritime Rescue, Oceanography, Biology and Civil Engineering. Interconnecting the various multidisciplinary knowledge of its team, Mare Vitae's mission is to work for the sustainability of ecosystems, acting as a link between the different local stakeholders. Through technical education such as nautical activities and scuba diving and through partnerships with scientific institutions, Mare Vitae fills a gap in regional coastal communities, bridging the gap between scientific partners and the local community. Also, as a founding member of the EU4Ocean platform, of the European Union, We believe that through citizen science and scientific literacy it is possible to contribute to a more sustainable use of natural resources. Together we can build a sustainable society.
Haliotis – Faial

#3 - Haliotis – Faial


Haliotis Dive Center operates around Faial Island in the Azores. The Faial island is part of the central group of islands and it is the western vortice of the so called “Islands of the Triangle”, together with São Jorge and Pico islands beeing arround 3 nautical miles appart.

Faial island is the farmost ocidental island of the central group of islands in the Azores, separated from Pico island by a strait with the lenght of aproximately 4,5 nautical miles know as Faial channel. 

Due to its location you will only need light clothing with something warmer for the nights. It is recomended to bring some rainproof clothing because rain is failry frequent specialy in the months from October to April.

It is in the sea that lies the greatest wealth of the Azores with the abundance of hundreds of species of molluscs and fish and large mammals such as whale and dolphin.

In Faial the diving season is only from June to October, due to adverse weather conditions in winter, fall and early spring.

 The dive offers very easy dives with lots of life, small caves and some shipwrecks, with the highlights being the dive on the Princess Alice bank, where the sighting of mantas is regular, and the shark dives where the blue shark can be seen.

The water temperature varies between 18ºC and 21ºC and the visibility between 10 and 20 meters. On more remote dives, such as Princess Alice, visibility reaches up to 40 meters and the water temperature can reach 24ºC. A 5mm or 7mm suit is recommended.

The dives are made in semirigid boat ("Lioti" semi-rigid VALIANT Patrol with 12 meters, with two Yamaha off-board 300 horsepower engines, with sounder, d-gps, oxigen kit and first aid kit; and is equipped with travelling seats and access ladders.). Normally, we do not return to the boarding dock between dives, the surface interval being carried on board. To get to the bank Princess Alice the trip is about two and a half hours, for each side.

The dive in the Atlantic Ocean is very dynamic and the conditions vary from day to day, it is recommended to take seasickness pills, especially for those more susceptible to weather conditions..

In Haliotis Dive Center you can find a store, changing rooms with hot shower, scuba dive equipments for rental  and a Bauer compressor.

In our dive center we do double dive trips from 8am to 2pm - 2 dives in different spots with surface interval onboard. We also provide single dive trips (1 dive) and night dive trips.

The diving trips includes 12L tanks, weights and belt, dive guide, insurance, boat trips in our searib fast boat, water and snack. For equipment rental, 15L tanks and Nitrox please check the price list.


#4 - Nautilus-Sub


The first PADI Dive Center in Portugal, located in the Marine Park of Arrábida

Dive center's address is Porto de Abrigo, Avª Naufragos, Armazem 1, 2970-152 Sesimbra

Lagos Divers

#5 - Lagos Divers


We are a PADI 5 Star IDC Centre offering courses from beginner to professional and technical diving at our location in Lagos, Algarve, Portugal.

We are affiliated to PADI - The Professional Association of Diving Instructors, the largest diving organisation in the world, which guarrantees satisfaction with all diving courses offered. As an IDC centre, we are able to offer courses from complete beginner to IDC Staff instructor DAN Instructor courses, as well as technical diving through the DSAT system, also to instructor level. Please use the links above or on the left to continue browsing our site!


#6 - WeDive

WeDive is a retail dive shop located in Lagos, Portugal. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Haliotis Oeiras

#7 - Haliotis Oeiras

Haliotis is a PADI 5 Star IDC dive shop, center and school, with the categories of Dive Resort, Pro Training Center and TecRec Center. We have two centers close to Lisbon, in Sesimbra and Peniche (Berlengas), another in Madeira, two in the Azores in Santa Maria and Faial and one in Cape Verde on the island of São Vicente. With more than 15 years of experience and around 10,000 certified students, we always have a solution for you!
Haliotis Dive Center – Madeira

#8 - Haliotis Dive Center – Madeira


Haliotis Madeira is a PADI Dive Center located at Hotel Dom Pedro Baía in Machico, 5 minutes away from the airport.

Madeira is known as the "Pearl of the Atlantic" due to its amazing climate that allows scuba diving all year around! The archipelago of Madeira consists of Madeira island; Porto Santo island (Golden Island) 90 km NE of Funchal; Desertas Islands (where the only colony of monk seals in Portuguese territory lives. During some dives you may be lucky enough to encounter them ) and the Selvagens Islands.

The water temperature varies between 17ºC and 22ºC and the visibility between 10 and 25 meters.

It is recommended a 5mm suit in the high season, from June to October, and a 7mm suit in the low season, from November to May.

Haliotis Diving Centre- Sesimbra

#9 - Haliotis Diving Centre- Sesimbra


Sesimbra is probably the most popular diving location in Portugal. Because of its orientation it is possible to dive all year arround. In Haliotis Dive Center you have male and female changing rooms, classroom, store and filling station. You can also find the biggest boat operating in Sesimbra, our Homarus with 12 meters.

Sesimbra is a pleasant fishing village, just located at 30km from Lisbon being protected by the Natural Park of Arrábida and its wonderful waters are part of the biggest Portuguese Marine Reserve: Luiz Saldanha Marine Park  (where the majoraty of the dives are made). 

The diversity of the sea life allows us to see a lot of species at different depths. At the moment more than 1100 of species of marine macro-organisms are known.

Haliotis – Santa Maria

#10 - Haliotis – Santa Maria


Haliotis Dive Center operates in Santa Maria in the Azores, where the most impressive feature is the blue water that many say is the most beautiful in the world, sometimes reaching 50 meters of visibility, not to mention mobulas and pelagic fish! 

Around Santa Maria there are many different diving spots including caves, canyons, walls, and reefs. Encounters with big oceanic species are always a possibility, even in the closer sites. Santa Maria's mascot is the Mobula.

Our boat is a custom-designed for the efficiency and comfort of divers; Our dive center has male and female changing rooms, hot showers with towels, a zone with all equipment to rent, and a small shop.  

Azores Sub, Lda

#11 - Azores Sub, Lda

Azores Sub, Lda is a retail dive shop located in Vila Franca do Compo, Azores. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Madeira Divepoint

#12 - Madeira Divepoint


Madeira Divepoint is the leading dive center with direct access to the sea, shore and boat dives starting directly from here

Cipreia LDA - Sesimbra

#13 - Cipreia LDA - Sesimbra


Cipreia Dive Club is a Tourist Animation company and a PADI Dive Center, which offers services related to sea activities for leisure, from boat trips and snorkeling to diving experiences and courses. 

Cipreia has a privileged location in the Port of Abrigo de Sesimbra, being installed in the building of Clube Naval, right next to the access for boats.

We have parking next to the center, women's and men's spas with hot water showers.

Easy Dive Logistics:

Easy access to our boats, into the Marina.

Outside tables and sits to support the assembly / disassembly of equipment             

Two outdoor showers.

Two equipment wash tanks.

Two removable holders for placing and drying equipment.

Rental equipment available in all sizes. 

Locker room for personal bags and backpacks.

Male and female spas with locker rooms and hot showers.

Compressor Bauer B-Trox membrane: fillers 200/300 bar; Air and Nitrox up to 40%; 

DIVE SESIMBRA: With its white sands, turquoise waters, a Moorish castle and a fortress on the hillside, this former fishing village is less than an hour away from Lisbon. Sesimbra village has retained its discreet charm with narrow streets, outdoor cafes and a palm-lined promenade on the waterfront.

The mouth of the Sado river, the mountains and the Arrábida Natural Park, Cape Espichel, the lagoon of Albufeira and Meco beach are part of the natural landscape of Sesimbra

The Marine Park Prof. Luiz Saldanha is a protected natural  reserve on a national and European level, with numerous species of fauna and flora that has increased in numbers and size since the creation of the park in 1998.

Udiving Albacora Tavira

#14 - Udiving Albacora Tavira

The Udiving diving school in Faro is located at Rua Aboim Ascensão nº 60, with an area dedicated to divers, a shop, training rooms and a workshop for maintenance of diving equipment. The base for diving trips in Faro is located in the Nautical Center of Praia de Faro. UDIVING Albacora is located in the Hotel Vila Galé Albacora in Quatro Águas in Tavira, with a shop, training rooms and swimming pool.
Azul Diving Center Madeira

#15 - Azul Diving Center Madeira


Azul Diving Center Madeira is a top service SSI and PADI dive center located at Penha França Mar Hotel in the heart of Funchal on beautiful Madeira Island. Our focus is on custom-tailored dive and snorkel trips, individual training and small, fun groups of people! Enjoy a morning or afternoon dive in our stunning house reef, easily accessible from our jetty.

We run daily boat trips (one tank dive in the morning at 9h and one in the afternoon at 14h00) to dive in the most exciting dive sites on the island: Garajau National park and Cabo Girão Marine park. They are all characterized by extremely rich biodiversity, clear waters and an abundance of marine life! This zone is a paradise for underwater photography. Divers may find here tunas, mackerels, large groupers, barracudas, huge stingrays, morays etc. In addition, from time to time we have the chance to spot some amazing creatures, such as frogfish, huge round stingrays, sea horses and turtles. The average depth is 15-20 m.

If you like wreck diving we can take you to explore the wreck of the Corveta Afonso Cerqueira F488 located in the Marine Park of Cabo Girão, an authentic artificial reef or the Pronto Wreck at 30mt right in front of our dive shop.

We are closed on Sundays




Haliotis - Peniche

#16 - Haliotis - Peniche


Haliotis - Peniche Dive Center facility is located next to the Supertubos beach in Peniche.

We have vans to make the transfers to the harbor where the boats are located so we can go dinving in Belenga’s natutal reserve.

The small archipelago of Berlengas consists of the main island Berlenga Grande and the adjoining riffs off Estelas and Farilhões. They were declared a Natural Reserve in the 3rd of September of 1981 (the oldest marine Portuguese reserve).

This dive center was the first of Haliotis, and all of is infrastructure where made from the ground up thought by divers for divers having in mind comfort and safety.

In this facilities you will encounter male and female changing rooms with a capacity for 60 people, hot water showers with towel, two classrooms, technical zone with all equipment to rent, shop with the best brands and a place where you can relax before and after dives near the 13x7 pool (3m deep) built exclusively for teaching divers. We are an Aqualung Dive center with about fifty equipment’s available for rent by our customers.

Our filling station has a BAUER compressor capable of filling all the breathable mixtures (Air, Nitrox, Trimix and O2), having more than 100 tanks (12L, 15L, 18L, Double 12L, Double 15L), we are also a rebreather friendly center.

Our boats are semi-rigid inflatable boats made by Searibs: Lascaris with 12 meters and 2 Yamaha 350 horsepower outboard engines and Necora with 9,6 meters and 2 Yamaha 200 horsepower outboard engines. Both have depth sounder, VHF, GPS, customized structures for placing the tanks while providing seating places , access ladders, oxygen kit and first aid kit; everything for the fun, safety and welfare of divers.

Easydivers Portugal

#17 - Easydivers Portugal

Easydivers Portugal is a retail dive shop located in Albufeira, Portugal. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Dive Azores

#18 - Dive Azores

Spectacular volcanic landscapes, friendly people, whales, dolphins and great diving! An unspoilt paradise in the Atlantic, away from it all...
Divers Cape

#19 - Divers Cape

Divers Cape is a resort dive shop located in Sagres, Portugal. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Indigo Divers

#20 - Indigo Divers


We have extensive knowledge and experience here in the Algarve above and below the water!! Our experienced and friendly staff will suggest the best excursion for you. We personalise our dives to suit your experience level, having beach and boat dives along the Algarvian coast. All dives are guided by a PADI professional.

Having learned to dive you may want to buy your first mask/snorkel or fins or if you are already a diver, you may want a strobe or a knife. If you want help or advice with the purchase of any diving equipment, our experienced Instructors and Divemasters are always available to give you advice in our shop.

Indigo Divers - Albufeira Dive Centre, Lda was established in June 2006 and became an Authorized PADI Dive Centre on the 7th August, the same year – S-799165. Indigo Divers uses only qualified PADI Instructors who are very experienced in teaching PADI courses and have local knowledge of diving in the Algarve.

We work with boats fully licensed by the Portuguese authorities. The captains are very experienced working along the Algarvian coast.

Clube Naval de Cascais

#21 - Clube Naval de Cascais


We have gathered all the conditions to make your dive more comfortable, come and meet us

Calheta Dive Center

#22 - Calheta Dive Center


Calheta Dive Center offers diving and snorkeling for all levels, in the beautiful Madeiran underwater world.

With water temperatures up to 26°C and visibility up to 30 meters, the diving here is very pleasant. There are over 25 dive sites to explore - all of which are interesting and pristine. Choose from shore dives, boat dives, drift dives, wreck dives, or trips further afield to the Garajau Marine Park. The dive center is right on the beach, offering easy access to the water. 

Casco Antiguo Portugal

#23 - Casco Antiguo Portugal


A Escola de Mergulho Casco Antiguo Portugal possui condições únicas no nosso país para a aprendizagem e aperfeiçoamento do mergulho, com três salas de aula, um auditório, uma piscina interior de mergulho e duas piscinas exteriores de mergulho. No mesmo local, dispomos da Loja Casco Antiguo Portugal – especializada em mergulho e da Casco Antiguo Escola de Mergulho Profissional. Para um apoio à distância, contamos com a Casco Antiguo Loja Online. Os nossos meios e nossos instrutores, profissionais com vasta experiência, asseguram uma formação de excelência.

As nossas aulas de mar são feitas no Portinho da Arrábida ou em Sesimbra em pleno Parque Marinho Prof. Luis Saldanha que é uma área com elevadíssima biodiversidade, conhecendo-se cerca de 1350 espécies da fauna e flora marinhas. A sua riqueza não tem igual quer a nível nacional quer europeu.

Mantamaria Dive Center

#24 - Mantamaria Dive Center

Mantamaria Dive Center is a resort dive shop located in Vila do Porto Açores, Azores. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Open Waters, OMT Unipessoal Lda.

#25 - Open Waters, OMT Unipessoal Lda.

Open Waters, OMT Unipessoal Lda. is a retail dive shop located in Quarteira, Portugal. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Season Challenge

#26 - Season Challenge

The Azores’ islands, owing to their geographic position, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, a mild climate and natural beauty of the bottom of its sea are undoubtedly one of the best paces for diving in Europe, allowing in its crystal clear waters the observation of an amazing diversity of underwater fauna and flora. One of the experiences most sought out by the divers that visit us is diving with manta rays who very often swim gracefully around the divers, the island of S. Miguel is the preferred spot for their observation, spots like Sabrina, Lourenços, Formigas Islets, the Dollabarat coral reefs or the baixa do Ambrósio constitute an exceptional group for observing this species. Other diving spots near S. Miguel are also magnificent

#27 - Wind

Wind is a resort dive shop located in Arrabida, Setubal, Portugal. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .