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Diving in Madalena

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When to go to Madalena

Madalena has a mild climate with an air temperature averaging 15-26C/59-79F throughout the year. The water temperature ranges from 15-24C/59-75F, so divers need a 5-7-mm wetsuit or drysuit to dive at Madalena. The best time to dive is from May to October. The visibility is usually 10-25m/33-82ft. What to see At Madalena, divers can view marine life such as eels, manta rays, dolphins, hogfish, salmon, dogfish, barracudas, octopi, flatfish, and sardines.

Scuba diving in Madalena

Madalena is a calm Portuguese city located on the island of Pico. Horse riding, cycling, surfing, and scuba diving are the short list of outdoor activities. Madalena has crystal-clear water and quiet and pristine sites with rich marine life. Divers can explore large rocks, volcanic formations, caves, rocks, the wreck of a cargo ship and steamship. It may be difficult to get a spot on a dive tour, and most of the dive tours require an advanced-level diver certificate. Most popular dive sites Scuba divers will find lots of marvelous dive sites. The most popular sites are Baixa do Buraco, Cachorro, Caldeirinhas, and Caneiro dos Meros. All of these can be reached by boat.