2-day SSI Scuba Diving Course in Madeira
Duration: Multi day (2 days) Difficulty: Easy
Why we love this tour
Get your scuba diving certification in only two days. The beautiful sea life of Madeira is waiting for you to discover the fantastic underwater world.
- Get the SSI Scuba Diver Certification (internationally-recognized)
- Practice out on the sparkling blue ocean of Madeira
- Dive with unique sea life
- The Best Island Destination, according to the World Travel Awards
Want to get your international diving certification, but you don’t have enough time to complete the full Open Water Diver Program? Don’t worry. The Scuba Diver course is designed just for you.
The classes are based on the SSI (Scuba Schools International) program, one of the most popular scuba diving certification in the world. The content of these lessons covers about half of a complete scuba diving course, but you still learn everything you need to know to dive safely in the sea under the supervision of a professional diver. We cover all the basics, from 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 two 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. Once 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 course can be done all year round, and grants you the SSI Scuba Diver certification, which can be upgraded to the SSI Open Water Diver certification with additional training. 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 will love to be in direct contact with superb nature in such a special way.
Need to know before you go
Some swimming ability is required. You need to have basic swimming skills and be able to maintain yourself in the water comfortably.
Depending on sea/tide/weather conditions, training session may have to be organized in our “normal” swimming pool.
In case of strong wind or bad and unsafe conditions, we will contact you the day before the course, in order to reschedule the activity for a better day.
Teaching materials available in many languages.
We can organize lessons in English, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish.
Maximum 4 people per group.
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
Quinta do Lorde Marina, 9200-044 Caniçal Madeira, Portugal