Subnauta is a diving centre in Portimão that was designed by divers and for divers. Here you will find a committed and highly-qualified team who will make your diving experience in the Algarve even more special and unforgettable. Our team has in-depth knowledge of the excellent diving conditions that characterise the western Algarve and they know more than 50 diving sites along the Algarve coast. With every safety detail taken care of and with complete professionalism, the Subnauta team will show you that it is possible to dive in conditions of high quality and a friendly atmosphere while maintaining balance and respect for the environment and its preservation.
Diving alongside these professionals gives you the chance to explore the best diving sites in the western Algarve. During your dive you can expect to see a variety of species and observe their behaviour on the multi-coloured seabed. You can also see the various sunken ships, steeped in history, and marvel at the biodiversity just a few miles off the coast. As well as regular diving trips, Subnauta also offers diver training courses at different qualification levels and a wide range of scientific services for various bodies that conduct research.
Liveaboard Weekly outings on a catamaran. Spend between one and three nights aboard, with three to eight dives along the west coast of the Algarve.
Diving Daily outings for two dives at two different sites. Night diving along the Algarve coast available on request.
Training Instructors from various training agencies and courses taught with the utmost rigour in terms of the programmes and teaching methods used by the agencies.
Underwater Geophysical Services Qualified services in underwater geophysical surveys for environmental, archaeological and technical/scientific projects, using survey equipment that includes probes, side scan sonar, ROV and magnetometers.
Underwater Images Qualified underwater digital photography and videography services using professional photographic and video equipment. A wide range of equipment is available for customers use and image assistants are on hand to look after set-up and equipment maintenance. Qualified staff are also available to operate the equipment during dives, if necessary.
Product category: Sailingboat Charter, Boat and Yacht Charter, Inland, Boat and Yacht Charter, Off Shore/In Shore, Berth Charter, Boat Hire
You will easily recognise the Osiris tied up at the quay in Portimão, since it is one of the few traditional sailing ships still sailing the waters of the western Algarve. With its wooden deck and large white sails, this old-fashioned ship exudes elegance and evokes memories of the golden age of the Discoveries, when Portuguese ships ruled the waves and discovered new lands. Sail out of the River Arade into the Atlantic Ocean aboard the Osiris for an unforgettable boat trip to the city of the Discoveries – Lagos. Your ship will anchor in this famous bay where it will be welcomed by fishermen in their little boats, waiting to take you to visit the caves at Ponta da Piedade, the best-known sea caves in the Algarve. As well as visiting the caves, there will be a chance to go swimming in these crystal-clear waters before raising anchor and heading back to Portimão. Along the way, there is a good chance of dolphins appearing to say hello and swim alongside the ship for a bit. These boat trips in the Algarve last for three hours and are available from Monday to Saturday. There are two trips each day, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. There is also the option of booking a full-day trip lasting seven hours, which will give you a magical and unforgettable experience sailing the magnificent waters of the Atlantic, visiting the caves, dolphin watching and swimming.
Product category: Boat and Yacht Charter, Inland, Boat and Yacht Charter, Off Shore/In Shore, Marinas/Yacht Harbours
Surrounded by some of Europes best-known and prettiest beaches, Portimão Marina has become the preferred destination for mega-yachts of up to 50 metres. Located in the safest harbour in Portugal, in the wide estuary of the River Arade, it covers an area of 25 hectares, bounded by the fortresses of Santa Catarina and São João, and by magnificent support facilities. Portimão Marinas deep water means that vessels can enter and leave during any tide; the entrance is wide and there are spacious areas for manoeuvring that are sheltered from the predominant winds. A venue for top international competitions, Portimão Marina is popular with professional water sports teams from around the world as an official training base. Still within the sphere of sport and of major social importance, Portimão Marina continues to support the Vela Solidária Project, which offers sailing experiences for the disabled, to attract increasing numbers of participants and train champions. Portimão Marinas shipyard hub, located on the right bank of the River Arade, is sufficiently close to serve it without the inconveniences and pollution associated with this service. Our team of competent and attentive professionals invite you to discover the diversity and quality of our service in a unique ambience, and we will do everything we can to ensure your stay in Portimão is unforgettable. This year, having applied for the international “Gold Anchor Awards” classification, awarded by the prestigious “The Yacht Harbour Association / British Marine Federation”, Portimão Marina received the highest classification possible – 5 anchors!
Boasting a privileged and unique location, on the far south-westerly tip of Europe and creating a bridge between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean, Portimão is a place which has a fantastic climate and a very rich natural beauty. It is a land which holds its rural and maritime roots in high esteem. Easily accessible from Faro Airport, Portimão, Alvor and Mexilhoeira Grande are the three civil parishes in a municipality covering 183 square kilometres and with a fixed population of over 50,000 people. The most beautiful beaches in Portimão stretch for over eight kilometres. The fine, golden sand blends harmoniously with the ochre of the cliffs, the deep blue sky and the crystal-clear blue of the sea, creating idyllic scenarios in which to enjoy your holiday in the Algarve. There are plenty of hotels in Portimão for you to choose from. With one of the widest ranges of accommodation in the region, you will have no difficulty finding the perfect place to stay during your holiday in Portimão. Take us up on our suggestion: grab a map of Portimão and go and explore the regions various charms. Explore the streets of Portimão, discover the citys history, and surrender to the charm of its enriching historical and cultural heritage. A surprise awaits in Alcalar where you can see the legacy left to us by prehistoric civilisations. Take the little ones on a visit to the Portimão Educational Farm and introduce them to the friendly animals.
Portimão - Points of interest: - TEMPO – Teatro Municipal de Portimão (Portimão Municipal Theatre) - Igreja Matriz de Portimão (Main Church of Portimão) - Miradouro Três Castelos (Three Castles Viewpoint) - Colégio dos Jesuítas (College of Jesuits) - Forte de Santa Catarina (Fort of Saint Catarina) - Portimão Educational Farm - Portimão Marina - Alcalar