New diving programme by Oceanário de Lisboa!

Would you like to try diving or snorkelling in the beautiful waters of Sesimbra? Let yourself be immersed in nature with the new diving programme by Oceanário de Lisboa!

The Oceanário de Lisboa challenges you to discover the underwater world, diving or snorkelling, with an unparalleled experience in the wonderful waters of Sesimbra. Whether it is your first or fifteenth time, the amazing biodiversity of the Portuguese coast ensures that each dive is a unique moment.

Enjoy an immersive experience in direct contact with the marine environment, while contributing to conservation through involvement in citizen science.

DATES 2024 (Thursdays and Sundays from March to October)

21, 24, 28 and 31 March 2024
4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 and 28 April 2024
2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 and 30 May 2024
2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30 June 2024
4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 and 28 July 2024
1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25 and 29 August 2024
1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 and 29 September 2024
3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 and 31 October 2024

Certified diving: 9h00 by prior appointment (only for people with valid diving certification)
Diving baptisms: 14h00 by appointment
Snorkelling: 14h00 by appointment
Activities duration: 45 minutes in the water and 2.5 to 3 hours in total

Diving trip* in Sesimbra, with briefing and debriefing on biodiversity
Essential diving equipment
Experience accompanied by an instructor or diving guide
Digital guidebook with information on local habitats and species

*Certified divers must present their certification.

| Certified diving: 70€ per person (min. 3 pax | max. 12 pax)
| Scuba diving baptism: 90€ per person (min. 3 pax | max. 4 pax)
| Snorkelling: 40€ per person (min. 3 pax | max. 8 pax)

From 10 years old and up.

Total duration of the activity: around 180 minutes.
Bookings, cancellations, or changes must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

| Meeting point: Nautilus Sub
| Shelter harbour - Avª Naufragos, 2970-152, Sesimbra;
| GPS coordinates: N 38º 25,900’ W -009º 07,460’
| Maximum waiting tolerance: 10 minutes
| Weather conditions or not reaching the minimum number of registrations may force the cancellation or rescheduling of the experience.
| Nautilus Sub (the partner that organises the tour) provides all the necessary material for this experience.
| Recommended material: flip-flops, towel, sweater, sunscreen, swimsuit, sunglasses, hat, water bottle and a change of clothes (changing room and shower available).
| You must present the ticket that you have in your possession.
| For the certified dive experience (excluding try dives and snorkeling), you must present your certification. If you don't have this certification, you can opt for baptism or snorkelling.


About Oceanário de Lisboa

Recognized three times as "the best aquarium in the world" by Tripadvisor's Travellers' Choice, the Oceanário de Lisboa is a place that brings the ocean to the city through the nearly 500 marine species that inhabit it. The Oceanário's mission is to encourage visitors to learn more about the ocean, making them aware of their responsibility in conserving our natural heritage by changing their behaviour towards a more sustainable society.

Oceanário de Lisboa finances various conservation projects worldwide, including in the Azores, where it helps to raise awareness of the natural value of the archipelago. The Manta Conservation Experience, founded in 2021 as a programme for conservation tourism, is tied to manta ray conservation and aims to ensure financial sustainability for conservation projects as well as to create economic opportunities for local parties. This unique experience is helping to raise awareness of environmental issues and, at the same time, invites participants to contribute directly to manta and devil ray conservation, even after their experience ends. The primary partner of this programme is Manta Catalog Azores, a project documenting the occurrence and aggregations of sicklefin devil ray (Mobula tarapacana) and the oceanic manta ray (Mobula birostris) in the Azores.