Diving Santa Cruz Funchal Calheta

Open Water Diver - Beginner Course

Diving is one of the most beautiful and exciting activities you can do in your free time, provided that it starts with a solid and safety-related education.

Madeira, with its underwater nature reserves and biodiversity, is the perfect place to learn this sport. Several diving schools in Madeira offer Open Water Diver courses that you can take part in during your vacation.


Person: Service: Price:
Adult Diving course Funchal 420,- Euro
Adult Diving course Caniço de Baixo 445,- Euro
Adult Diving course Reis Magos 429,- Euro
Adult Diving course Calheta 425,- Euro
  • Important: Please bring a medical certification

Diving Bases Funchal:

The two diving schools in Funchal are located in the Pestana Carlton and Pestana Palms hotels, but are also accessible to non-hotel guests. Both dive centers are located in the Eco-Park Funchal and have their own house reef. The Taucbases are characterized by excellent quality and service for the diver as well as a high awareness of environmental protection.

The diving school at the Pestana Carlton is the only Padi 5 Star Dive Resort in Madeira.

PADI Open Water Diver: 420,- Euro (3-4 days) 


Diving Base Caniço de Baixo:

Diving is one of the most beautiful and safest hobbies you can have, provided that you get a solid and security ralated education in the beginning. To offer you that education we are just working in small groups. A family atmosphere and a professionally run dive center are our characteristics. Because of a high tecnical standard of the equipment and the highly qualified instructors, the diving base, which has been already founded in 1982, is the only ISO certificated diving base in the Atlantic and has already won 7 times the price as "Best diving base in the Atlantic".

You will dive in Europes unique house riff in the nature reserve of Madeira. Due to the warm water of the Gulf Streem you will find a wide variety of species. Dive with barracudas, trigger-, parrot-, trumpet- and pufferfish and encounter manta rays and skates. May be it´s the beginning of a great passion.

PADI Open Water Diver: 445,- Euro (3-3,5 days) 


Diving Base Reis Magos (Caniço de Baixo):

The diving center in Reis Magos (Caniço de Baixo) is a small family business, which offers individual support under the motto "relaxed diving and no mass handling". The diving base has already been awarded twice as "Best diving base in the Atlantic".

It´s located in Caniço de Baixo on the promenade of Reis Magos directly at the underwater national park. It is not connected to any hotel and is pubicly accessible and therefore also ideal for family members who do not want to go diving. Along the 700m long promenade are 8 versatile dive sites with max. 29meters.

PADI or SSI Open Water Diver: 429,- Euro (3 days)

PADI or SSI Open Water Diver + Nitrox: 499,-  Euro (3-4 days) 


Diving Base Calheta:

This diving school is situated in the sunny south west of Madeira, directly on the golden sand beach of Calheta. The beach offers a perfect entry into the sea. Many of the more than 25 diving spots in this area also reached  after a short boat trip. The well-preserved wreck of the "Bom Rei" is a special dive site. In the summer months the sighting of hammerhead sharks is possible.

In addition to the diving spots in the south-west of the island, the diving school also offers trips to the underwater nature reserve of Garajau. This diving base is ideal for parents with children who have the best access to the sea. In Calheta there are 2 hotels, several restaurants and a marina, so that you can enjoy the holidays next to the diving.

PADI Open Water Diver: 425,- Euro (4-5 days) 

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