Diving in Caniçal

The east coast of the island of Madeira is one of the most appreciated places for diving lovers, as the geological richness of this area is more than enough reason to visit but everything gets even more interesting when we look at the biodiversity present in this area, which can start with a diving experience in Caniçal.

Here, you can easily observe species such as the encrusting anemones, which form a beautiful panel when positioned in the same direction, according to the current, the black coral, one of the main and most mystical attractions, starfish and some clusters of fish such as guachanche barracudas, amberjacks or chromis, to mention a few. As you can see, there is no lack of life in these crystal-clear waters.
Diving in Caniçal is, therefore, one of the various ideal spots for practising this sport. We are talking about places like Baixa do Lobo, in the south coast of Ponta de São Lourenço and a few dozen metres from the coast, Cais do Sardinha, in the same coastal area, where you can observe, in all its extension, a rock wall with a very accentuated slope 37 metres deep, or Baixa da Cruz, in front of Caniçal village and less than 100 metres from the coast.

Venture into diving in Caniçal and let yourself be enchanted. 'specialised companies and schools to explore the depths of the Atlantic.

The geological richness of Madeira's eastern coast and its vast biodiversity invite you to go diving in Caniçal, one of the most sought-after places for this sport.

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Where to book
Scorpio Madeira Diving Center
Caminho da Ribeira do Natal, 30 | 9200-031 Caniçal
Madeira Diving Center
Caminho Velho dos Reis Magos, 2 | 9125-121 Caniço
Hotel Dom Pedro Baía Club |9200-126 Machico
Cipreia Dive Club
VidaMar Resort Hotel - Estrada Monumental, 177 | 9000-100 Funchal
Manta Diving Madeira
Hotel Galomar, Rua Robert Baden Powell | 9125-036 Caniço
La Perla Dell Atlantico
Estrada das Eiras, Edifício Quintas, Bloco D 3 CJ | 9125-129 Caniço
Edifício Frente Mar, Loja 2 e 3 | 9100-139 Santa Cruz
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