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Best Diving Destinations in Lisboa
The Most Beautiful Dive Sites in Lisboa
Lisbon (Lisboa) is the capital and the largest city of Portugal. Diving in the Lisbon area varies from wrecks to reefs and from drift to deep diving with a great variety of marine life. Diving in this area is available for divers of all experience levels. Near Lisbon in Fonte da Telha there are a few flat, deep, rocky reefs with a variety of marine life. Sesimbra is the most popular diving destination in Lisbon and Portugal's scuba diving Mecca. This picturesque fishing village is situated 35km/21mi south of Lisbon and offers various types of diving experience for divers of all levels of experience such as walls, reef, caves, drift, shipwrecks, snorkeling and deep dives. Most popular dive sites One of the best wrecks in the Lisbon area is The Nigerian, a 170m/557ft long cargo ship in River Gurara. It lies around 30m/98ft off Cabo Espichel and about 40km/24mi to the south of Lisbon. Only experience wreck divers should attempt this site. Other interesting sites include Arcanzil, Sesimbra.
When to go to Lisboa
Diving in Lisbon (Lisboa) is available year-round. Best time to dive Lisboa is from April to October. The average air temperature in the summer is 28C/82F and 11C/52F in the winter. The average water temperature is around 16-22C/59-71F in the summer and 12-16C/53-59F in the winter. The water visibility is generally between 3-8m/10-26ft but can be up to 15m/49ft. What to see Here divers can explore gorgonians, anemones, sponges, snapper, pig fish, sun fish, crabs, octopus, cuttlefish, lobsters, conger eel, John Dory, dozens of pollock and countless schools of inquisitive spanish bream and dolphins.