3-day SSI Scuba Diving Course in Madeira
Duration: 4 days Medium Great for Beginners
Why we love this tour
Get your first scuba diving certificate in the “Best Island Destination” in the world. The rich sea life of Madeira is waiting just for you to discover the fantastic underwater world.
- Get the SSI Open Water Diver Certification (internationally-recognized)
- Practice out on the blue ocean of Madeira
- Dive with unique sea life
- Enjoy the Best Island Destination, according to the World Travel Awards
Known as the Atlantic Floating Garden, Madeira is the “Best Island Destination” according to the World Travel Awards. With an astonishing landscape bathed by a sparkling blue ocean, the archipelago is also a fantastic spot for scuba diving. Underwater visibility can reach up to 50 meters (164 ft), revealing its rich sea life to explorers.
Our Open Water Diver classes are based on the SSI - Scuba Schools International program, the most popular scuba diving certification in the world. The lessons cover everything you need to scuba dive safely, from the basics of making bubbles underwater to essential diving skills. We also provide all the necessary gear, such as the diving suit, fins, and tank.
The course lasts three days and the activities are divided into three parts. The first lessons focus on knowledge development and take place in our diving center. Afterwards, we head to the superb Quinta do Norte natural swimming pool. In this stage, we assemble all the gear and do practical training sessions. When we are confident enough, we jump in the sea with our professional instructor to explore the blue ocean of Madeira.
Our center is just a few steps away from the shore. It is a smooth and lovely dive spot, where you can spot different species of sea animals. Octopuses, cuttlefish, barracudas, stingrays, eagle rays, and moray eels are waiting just for you. Encounters with monk seals are also getting more frequent.
The 3-day SSI Scuba Diving Course can be done all year long, and entitles you to take part in dives with a more experienced diver. Although some swimming skills are needed, you don’t need to be a Michael Phelps to try your first strokes in open water. Children as young as ten years old can take part in the course. Not to mention it is a fantastic opportunity to make new friends interested in exploring a completely new world. Just like you. You'll enjoy to be in direct contact with superb nature in such a special way.
Need to know before you go
Maximum 4 people per group.
You can choose PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certification instead (an additional fee applies).
Depending on sea/tide/weather conditions, training session may be organized in “normal” swimming pool.
Some swimming ability is required. You need to have basic swimming skills and be able to maintain yourself in the water comfortably.
In case of strong wind or bad and unsafe conditions, we will contact you the day before the tour to reschedule the activity for a better day.
Teaching materials available in many languages.
We can arrange classes in English, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish.
Although the three-day intensive course is the standard, it is possible to finish this activity in four days if that it is more convenient for you.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation.
You can cancel up to 72 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement. There is no reimbursement for later cancellations.
In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will reschedule your tour for another day or return your payment in full.Group bookings of 4 or more persons are considered private bookings and cancellations or modifications require 7 days notice prior to departure time.
Azul Diving Center
Hotel Penha França Mar, R. Carvalho Araújo, 9000-022 Funchal
Provided byAzul Diving Center
Reviews for this provider
15 Jul 2022
Trainers were excellent! Very knowledgeable, friendly and patient with us newcomers :)
10 Aug 2018
We enjoyed Kayaking, Hiking, and Snorkeling Madeira from the beginning to the end! Everything was well organized and prepared. Our guide was very nice and made us feel relaxed and safe at all times. We would definitely book another activity through OutdoorVisit in the future! Thanks so much! Chantelle