The Dive Center

Learn to scuba dive, safe and easily, while having fun. Whether you are a beginner, a waterman or a youngster, who dreams about breathing underwater or explore the mysteries of the sunken world, our enthusiastic and very professional team will provide the best dive training to suit everyone’s needs.

If you are already a certified diver, you will find in Sagres fulfilling Scuba diving experiences, orientated by our experienced Dive Masters, who will show you the best of each dive site.

Our PADI and SSI Scuba Diving School & Center is based at PuraVida B&B garden. Wake up in the morning and enjoy your breakfast, while watching our staff setting the tanks and your scuba gear, outside on the wooden decking.

Join your Dive Master or Scuba Instructor, for detailed dive briefing, at the porch for comprehensive information about your dive safari and follow for the adventure.

After your activities, enjoy our home facilities, rest on a hammock and join our BBQ dinner.

Go for a sleep and let´s do it again!

  • High quality and serviced SCUBA equipment
  • PADI and SSI Scuba Diving courses
  • Clean and pure Air and Nitrox
  • Fresh water rinsing area, camera-friendly
  • Hot showers
  • Dive shop
  • Classroom
  • Media center
  • Wi-Fi zone
  • Scuba gear service
  • Hot or cold beverages with snacks
  • Qualified dive professionals and friendly staff

Fun Dives

Sagres is a rich place for diving adventures. Famous caves like “The Cathedral”, breathtaking canyons like “The Shadow Canyons”, shipwrecks from World War I, coral reefs and Archeological sites, offer a great opportunity for underwater photography and memorable scuba diving experiences, either from a boat, shore or a Kayak-Ecodiving.

We also offer weekly dive trips to the most recent sunken vessels from the Portuguese Navy fleet, the exciting Ocean Revival Project.

At Martinhal Beach, a few steps from the Divehouse, you will find our home reef, a “Caribbean” like dive site. If you are a novice looking to try scuba, a certified diver feeling like a very relaxing shore scuba dive or to go for a snorkeling, you will love this site at our door.

Don´t forget to bring your Certification Card and your Logbook!

All dive trips price includes tank and weight belt.

Single dive

Without full gear rental €45.00

With full gear rental €60.00

Double dive

Without full gear rental €80.00

With full gear rental €100.00

6 dive package

Without full gear rental €220.00

With full gear rental €260.00

10 dive package

Without full gear rental €330.00

With full gear rental €410.00

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Open Water Diver

Get fully qualified as an independent diver

4 Days

Minimum age: 10 (Junior) or 15 years old

Max depth: 18m (60 feet)

5 theory modules, 5 pool modules, 4 open water dives

Includes Logbook, Manual, International certification



Discover Scuba Diving

Join us for your first experience under the water!

Under direct guidance from our instructors, you will learn how to breathe underwater. We will help you on your first steps into the diving world - as you are introduced to the dive theory -  and get you ready for your dive tour, with some skill practice.

Easy, safe and fun!

Duration: Half day

Minimum Age: 10 years old.

Depth: max. 12m/ 40 feet

No previous experience required

Includes: 1 theory class and 1 dive in confined/open water.



Advanced Open Water Diver

Continue your diving education with five specialty dives

2 Days

Minimum age: 12 (Junior) or 15 years old

Depth: between 5 and 40 meters (15 and 130 feet) – Junior divers up to 21 meters (60 feet)

Prerequisite: Open Water Diver Certification

Deep dive, Navigation plus 3 elective adventure dives

Includes Logbook, Manual, International certification



Scuba Diver

Be qualified to dive, always with a professional

2 Days

Minimum age: 10 (Junior) or 15 years old

Max depth: 12m (40 feet)

3 theory modules, 3 pool modules, 2 open water dives

Includes Logbook, Manual, International certification



Free Try Dive

If you ever wondered how is it to breathe underwater before starting any scuba course.

Duration: 30 min.

Minimum Age: 8 years old

Depth: max. 2m/ 6 feet

Includes: Briefing, pool or confined water Scuba demonstration.


Just fun, playing games with scuba at the pool

Duration: 2 hours

Minimum Age: 8 years old

Depth: max. 2m/ 6 feet

No previous experience required


Dive Scuba Review

Scuba Review

Are you certified and haven´t been scuba for long? Refresh your diving skills

Half Day

Minimum age: 10 years old

Max depth: 12m (40 feet)

Theory class, Skills practice and dive in open water


Dive Specialties

Specialty Courses

Be an Expert

See our full range of Specialty courses


Rescue Diver

Expand your knowledge and learn how to prevent and manage diving problems

4 Days

Minimum age: 12 years old

Prerequisite: Advanced Open Water certification and CPR training

4 theory classes, 10 exercises, 2 simulacrums

Manual, Pocket Mask, International certification




The first step to become a professional, supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers

2 weeks

Minimum age: 18 years old

Max depth: 40m (130 feet)

Prerequisite: Rescue Diver Certification and 40 logged dives

Training dive leadership through classroom and independent study sessions

Complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water

Training exercises to test organizational and problem solving abilities

Internship or series of practical training exercises

Divemaster Crew Pack & International certification

(PADI fee not included)


Try Freediving

Defy your own limits of breath-holding with your first step into the world of Freediving!

This program provides you with an introduction to the concepts and skills used by recreational freedivers, and allows you to dive in a confined water environment with an SSI Dive Professional. You will earn the SSI Try Freediving recognition rating after completing this program.

Minimum age: 10
Certification prerequisites: None
Academic sessions: Online Training
Pool/Confined Water Sessions 1
Maximum Training Depth 5 meters/ 15 feet
Suggested Duration 1/2 day


Basic Freediving

How long can you hold your breath for? Let us help you double that time and become a certified Freediver!

This program provides you with the training and knowledge required to safely freedive with a buddy in pool/confined water environments to a depth of five meters. You will earn the SSI Basic Freediving certification after completing this program.

Minimum age: 10
Previous experience required: No
Academic sessions: 1 + Online Training
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 1-2
Maximum Depth: 5 meters/ 15 feet
Suggested Duration: 1-2 days


PETER Diving

Go for a dive with no tanks on your back!

The PETER Diving System is the easiest way to try diving for the first time, without the hassle of scuba gear!

It's safe, easy and superfun!

Duration: 2 hours
Minimum age: 10
Previous experience required: No
Maximum depth: 6 meters




Eco Diving

If you are a scuba diver, a Nature lover and not keen on touristic tours, we will take into an all new diving experience.

From a Sit-on-top Kayak, paddle out with your scuba gear and a qualified guide, over a shallow reef, to explore magnificent cliffs and canyons, while watching sea birds and the endemic vegetation.

Choose your own dive site, in-between Martinhal protected Islands; enter the water, on a controlled sited manner, gear up and discover the unexplored reef.

This way of diving connects you deeply to the Oceanic Nature.

No hurries, no smelly and noisy boats, no boring tourists, just Pura Vida…

Duration: 3 hours

Minimum Age: 12 years

Prerequesite: Scuba Diving certificate

Includes all Scuba equipment.