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Manta Diving Madeira

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  • www.freedivingmadeira.com

  • Rua Robert Baden Powell P-9125 036 Canico De Baixo

  • 00351-291-935588
  • stefan@mantadiving.com

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    This Dive Center meets the following specifications.

    The first and only German diving center directly in the UW nature reservehas been in existence for over 37 years. The huge, fish-rich house reef is sheltered on the south coast of Madeira with a hotel and swimming complex. Due to the high standard and excellent service, it is the only base with ISO certificationin the Atlantic. 17 x nominated and 9 x winner of the “Diving Award” – that stands for reliability and good organization. The nearby Gulf Stream with itstropical influence makes diving here an experience!


    The Galo Resort Hotels (Galosol**** and the newly built diving hotel Galomar****) are located close to the base, directly 60 meters above the cliff. In addition to the fantastic Overview of the rocky coast and the Atlantic Ocean, there are many ways to spend an active vacation. A large wellness and spa area, fitness center, indoor/outdoor pools and the only hotel swimming pool directly in Madeira's UW nature reserve guarantee an "all-round holiday feeling".


    The diving center is under German management and is located directly on the beach of the Galomar/Galosol Hotel. Thanks to its central location, the center is easily accessible from all hotels in the resort. Regularly new rental equipment, an aluminum speedboat, Nitrox membrane system including CO2 reducer, scooter rental (Bonex), two drying rooms and a familiar, professional service stand for reliability. Training and further education is carried out according to i.a.c., VDST, SSI and PADI. Guided dives are offered daily and experienced divers can explore the house reef from 5-33 meters deep on their own. Four of the top sites, which are also perfect for freedivers, snorkelers and families, are located directly in front of the base.


    A top highlight is the easy house reef diving directly in the underwater nature reserve - the jagged lava finger with a small cave, the arena with a tunnel and the
    cave, the arena with tunnel, the Ponta da Oliveira drop off and the large cave offer all sorts of things for beginners and experienced divers. All house reef spots can be reached within a minute's walk. They are protected from the wind and waves in front of the Ponta da Oliveira cliff. Boat trips to the top spots, such as the famous Cap Garajau with its large, tame groupers etc., can be reached in a short time. The Gulf Stream and the protection of the underwater nature reserve ensure a great diversity of species: barracudas, trigger, puffer, parrot and trumpet fish, pipe eels, rays and, with a bit of luck, monk seals and manta rays right on the house reef. Another brand-new top spot is the 85-metre-long wreck "Corvete Afonso Cerqueira".

    New in the program

    - New boat spots in the program
    - Wreck "Corvete Afonso Cerqueira"
    - Bonex scooter rental
    - Freediving training,
    - Freediving Training Sessions & Events


    ... a new, silent world with just one breath...
    Swimming like a dolphin or gliding through the endless blue of the ocean doesn't have to remain a dream.
    Freediving allows you to enjoy the magnificent underwater world in relaxed tranquillity, improve your fitness and calm your mind. Whether in the pool, sea or beyond, freediving is a suitable sport for all ages. Experience pure nature and a new attitude to life, without the disturbance of breathing noises or expensive equipment.

    Freediving Madeira powered by Manta Diving offers beginners and advanced freedivers a huge underwater playground with training courses or training sessions for already certified freedivers. There are fixed SMB stations directly in the underwater nature reserve at 10 m, 20 m and 30 m, but freestyle in the reef with the base's own Bonex scooters is also guaranteed to be lots of fun! In addition, Freediving Madeira offers special workshops and freediving camps every year. You can find more information at www.freedivingmadeira.com

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