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Explora Madeira Diving Center

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Explora Madeira Diving Center
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Your diving Center in Funchal, Madeira! We are open every day from 9.00 To 18, we have a beautiful house reef, the boat always ready to get out and explore the best dive sites of the island. A friendly staff is always ready to help you and we are...more
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Rua Carvalho Araujo | Hotel Quinta de Penha de França Mar, Funchal, Madeira 9000-022, Portugal
+351 962 672 251
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was diving there few weeks ago. Although the gear is good and they are professional divers i feel they should respect the wildlife better. They were making noises with the knife, touching octopuses and starfish for them to move and fish if possible. As...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank VanessaB5321
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sofia had the patience, expertise and strength to enable this 63 year old grandma to take her first dive, spending over an hour out at sea with plenty to see, just ready to rebook the next. Great support and organisation.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SparketMcsmith
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

My experience was perfect. First of all my teacher Sandro was perfectly profesional, he explained me all the détails. WE made 2 dives in the Morning, 40 euros each, that i find very reasonable. What you see is amazing, you dont need to take à...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pioneer660982
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Me and my wife went to Explora today(20. November). It has been some years since the last dive, and they were helpfull and patient. The English was good, and communication was no problem. We went out on the house reef, and the fauna was really...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Espen T
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Manuel and his team are providing a first class diving service: facilities are well organized, close to the hotel pool for training and very convenient. 2 boats are available to drive you to diving spots. Manuel and his divemaster ladies are very seriously taking care...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank _xavier_launois89
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We came with 22 divers for the first time last October. Everything was prepared perfectly ,whatever the equipment , the team and accomododations too. All details foreseen. Jessica and sophia are simply perfect and guide you in the dives to show you everything which can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DomCPSM92
Reviewed 27 September 2018

My daughter actually booked our diving with Explora after checking out the reviews. We were not disappointed! We were collected from our hotel by Sofia who was to be our guide for the first day and quickly taken back to the dive shop, to be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PotteryPat
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

I can only join the many 5-star reviews of this diving centre! My first contact was with Emanuele (the boss) by telephone, and he took his time to explain my diving possibilities, possible dive spots, and prices to me. On the day of diving itself,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Baldur23
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

This was my 1st ever dive and the instruction and training given to me by Sophia was 1st rate. Clear and precise, use of equipment and why followed by training in the pool then, the dive. All I can say is brilliant, Sophia gives you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank England_8
Reviewed 10 September 2018

While many divers tend to go for package deals in centers run by their own nationality, Explora Madeira offers a nice change with some local flavour. It is one of the few (if not the only) dive centers on Madeira, that mainly caters to non-all-inclusive-divers....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Sue P
13 August 2018|
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Response from Roman R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Suzanne, i would recommend to contact dive center for price quotes. I've paid for dives and extra for boat trips - i'm not sure how that will go for snorkelling. Regarding the dolphins - during my five days diving with... More
11 April 2018|
Response from Emanuele G | Property representative |
Good morning, we will be happy to introduce you into the diving world in end of April! You will find a team that love the sea and like to share the passion for it. To try, you do not need special skills, just know how to... More
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Jane I
8 March 2017|
Response from Emanuele G | Property representative |
Good evening Jane, also for us was great to show you our underwater world, and of course, we will be happy to have you again to dive with us. About the dives pack Hotel + Dives I recomend you to write yo our email so that... More
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