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From Sesimbra: Arrábida Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

1. From Sesimbra: Arrábida Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Enjoy a boat tour with dolphin observation through Arrábida coast, with boarding in Sesimbra. Observe more than one species of dolphin if you are lucky, like common dolphin and roazes corvineiros. Watch the cetaceans in their own natural habitat, as they socialize, swim, and eat. Experience an educational component about sea living and biodiversity, and the geology and points of interest of archeological and historical importance connected with this region. Travel along Arrábida coast, passing through the caves and sacred beaches protected by cliffs with transparent and crystalline water if the dolphin observation happens early in the tour. Stop for diving and swimming if the weather and sea conditions are favorable.

Lisbon: Eco-Friendly Beginner's Scuba Diving

2. Lisbon: Eco-Friendly Beginner's Scuba Diving

This program gives you the opportunity to discover the underwater world by diving in the Professor Luiz Saldanha Marine Park. Whilst there you'll enjoy the most extensive biodiversity in Europe, without having to commit to a more extensive certification program. The program is internationally recognized by SSI (Scuba Schools International) and Wild Sea Europe, and begins with a security and communication briefing which will prepare you to breathe underwater. Following that you will board your boat to travel to one of the historical spots within the Marine Park. Throughout your activity your guides encourage you to locate underwater plastic so that they can collect it. This way you will be contributing with a positive environmental impact. At the conclusion of your experience, you will receive free access to a marine ecology e-learning service called "SSI Blue Oceans".

Sesimbra: Beginner's Scuba Diving in Arrabida Natural Park

3. Sesimbra: Beginner's Scuba Diving in Arrabida Natural Park

We'll do scuba diving. This is an experience in which you'll be able to breathe for the first time underwater. We always give a briefing that explains what to do, what to expect, how does the equipment work and what we'll see during the experience. Usually we are able to see shipwrecks, corals, unique fishes of the area and much more. In the boat trip you'll also be able to experience the uniqueness of Arrabida. A lot of fun is also included on our activities together with certified trainers and a resourceful team to create the best experiences possible for the clients.

Sesimbra: Dolphin Watching Tour

4. Sesimbra: Dolphin Watching Tour

Visit the dolphins in the wild and the secluded bays of the Arrábida Mountains on this complete experience. Depart from Sesimbra harbor, where a briefing will be held regarding the behavior of the dolphins and what to do when they are spotted and learn the safety rules at sea. Depart towards the Arrabida Marine Park, a maritime reserve where the dolphins swim freely in large numbers all year long. Spot the dolphins and follow them during the period allowed by the maritime park code of conduct for the dolphin watch. The species that exist in the maritime park area: bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic dolphins (100% sightings since 2013) and more rarely orca and pilot whales can be seen. After the dolphin watch, visit the bays and stop for a taste of local Moscato and snorkeling or stand-up paddle in one of the amazing bays of the Arrábida.

Arrábida: Snorkeling Course with SSI certification

5. Arrábida: Snorkeling Course with SSI certification

Discover the great biological diversity of the Luiz Saldanha Marine Park with a guided snorkeling activity. Explore the underwater world with professional instructors and receive an SSI snorkeling certification after your experience. Enjoy an activity suitable for families or groups of friends. Learn to snorkel in calm waters, and enjoy a safe and fun introduction to snorkeling in a beautiful natural environment. Includes the theory and facts needed to dive safely, finishing with exercises and basic snorkeling skills to help you move effortlessly through the water.

Lisbon: Snorkeling and Wine Tasting in Arrábida

6. Lisbon: Snorkeling and Wine Tasting in Arrábida

Leave the busy city of Lisbon behind and spend the day exploring the landscapes of Arrábida Natural Park. On the way, soak up epic views of the Arrábida Mountains and the sweeping coastal cliffs.  Explore the sprawling greenery of the park and listen to your guide share information about the wildlife here. Later, cool off from the heat with a swim in the crystal clear waters and go snorkeling in search of colorful marine life. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy a delicious lunch at a nearby fishing village (at own expense). Taste the flavors of Portuguese cuisine followed by a wine tasting session of prestigious local wines. At the end of an unforgettable adventure, return to Lisbon.

Lisbon: Become a Scuba Diver in 3-Days

7. Lisbon: Become a Scuba Diver in 3-Days

Take part in a globally-recognized certification program that will be sure to kick start your newfound passion in scuba diving. Whether you're a local or visiting Lisbon on holiday, this is a fantastic outdoor adventure that is not only fun, but will leave you with the certification you need to take part in other scuba diving adventures in the future.  You will be diving within the protected area of the Marine Park with Professor Luiz Saldanha, part of Arrabida Natural Park. By the conclusion of your adventure, you will receive the SSI Open Water Diver certification (ISO 24801-2). This program provides you with the knowledge and training necessary to dive autonomously with an equally or more qualified buddy, in environments equivalent with their training and to depths shallower than 18 meters. It also allows you to continue your training further with specialty training courses.

Lisbon: 4-Day Advanced Open Water Diver Course

8. Lisbon: 4-Day Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Improve your basic open water scuba training with a series of 5 diving adventures. Complete the dives to earn the SSI Advanced Adventurer and SSI Marine Ecology certifications. Explore the stunning underwater landscape of the Professor Luiz Saldanha Marine Park (part of Arrabida Natural Park). Gain more experience with deep diving, wreck diving, navigation, using enriched air (nitrox), maintaining perfect buoyancy, and search and recovery. Also pick up important ecological skills, including safe techniques for collection and cleaning of ghost nets and fishing traps.  Should you decide to specialize in any of the areas covered by the different dives in the future, you can use this course towards that accreditation. 

Sesimbra: Scuba Diving - Boat Tour - Snorkeling

9. Sesimbra: Scuba Diving - Boat Tour - Snorkeling

Your day will start at the dive center where you will meet the staff and set up your equipment. From there to the boat is a 1 min walk. Start your adventure in the Port of Sesimbra and head out to the open calm sea of Sesimbra and its protected natural reserve. You will be in the water in no time experiencing the amazing underwater world. There is so much to see! Make sure you bring a camera to take home many wonderful memories to share with family and friends. Our Staff is experienced and friendly. They will guide you from beginning to end and point out the most interesting fish and plants to see underwater. We have equipment in all sizes and can fill up tanks with Nitrox. After your dive you can enjoy a warm bath and a change of clothes before leaving to enjoy the rest of your day in Sesimbra. Join us and discover another world!

Sessimbra: SSI Basic Diver Certification

10. Sessimbra: SSI Basic Diver Certification

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).

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What people are saying about Sesimbra

We did this excursion with our teenage kids and everyone loved it! We didn't expect to see so many dolphins and these so close. It was an unforgettable experience! Thanks!

A team that listens and cares about the well-being of its customers. We attended a magnificent ballet of dolphins Outing that I recommend for adults and children

All super good. 100% recommendable. The guys on the boat super professional and super attentive. Everything is great.

Super personal cruise with very nice companions and we saw lots of dolphins really very well

Saw many dolphins and we were allowed to sit on deck in turn. Had a great morning!