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MANTA DIVING Madeira Stefan Maier

Rua Robert Baden Powell, 9125-036 Canico de Baixo / Madeira
Telephone +351 291 935588
Fax +351 291 935588

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boot 2020 hall map (Hall 12): stand J52

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 08  Diving
  • 08.02  Services (Diving)
  • 08.02.03  Diving Centers

Our products

Product category: Diving Centers


To swim like a dolphin or to glide weightless through the endless blue ocean is how you feel when you free dive!
When practicing freediving you enjoy the beauties of the underwater world in a relaxed atmosphere, while at the
same time you promote your health and fitness.  
Whether in 5 meters deep, 15 meters, or even further down, freediving is a suitable activity for all ages! Enjoy nature
at its purest state and the lightest feeling you can imagine, undisturbed from breathing echos and heavy equipment.  
Ideal for all levels of freediving is the house reef of Manta Diving, directly located within the Underwater Nature
Reserve of Madeira. Here you can find 4 different diving spots, from 5 meters to 34 meters depth, with easy access
directly from the diving center/beach. Caves, tunnels and a stunning steep wall are some of the amazing features you
can find here to practice and improve you freediving. As a certified freediver you can also explore this amazing reef with
a fast Bonex Scooter and have great fun!

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Product category: Diving Centers


Only 8 - 10 minutes by boat from the base, Cape Garajau is located in the underwater nature reserve. This spot is known for one of the largest coastal fish, the brown grouper, with a length of 1.5 m.  These large specimens are 40 to 50 years old, used to divers and come closer to the curious visitor. This is one of the tops diving spot in the northern Atlantic due to the short "travel" time, the clear dive profile and the immense richness of species. It was selected as one of the "100 best dive spots in the world" by the magazine Underwater (Nov. 2003).

Geographical location:  32° 38´ N,  16° 51´ W
Depths:  ca 18 m - 30 m
Type of dive site:  Boat dive, high-piled boulders, sloping down to the bottom
Visibility: About 25 m, depending on the season
Water temperature: Summer ca. 24°C, Winter ca. 18°C
Current conditions: Slight west-east current
Distance from the diving center:  ca. 8 - 10 minutes by boat
Suitable for:  Beginners and experienced divers
Special features: Easy underwater orientation
UW-Flora/ Fauna: Atlantic and tropical diversity

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Product category: Diving Centers



... to relax at our local reef spot the "Lavafinger" right at our front door and in the underwater nature reserve. Whether you want to explore the small cave or stalk the large garden eels, scan the steep face with its numerous holes, deep crevices scans and lodgers or float along the edge of the reef to enjoy the feeling of blue water, maybe take a tour of the anemones, visit Esmeralda (our local moray eel) or inspect the trigger rocks just a little to the south...we´ll happily leave the decision up to you although there is too much to discover in just one dive.


Geographical location: 23° 38` N, 16° 50` W
Depths: 5 m - 34 m
Dive Type:  finger shaped reef national park
Visibility: seasonal with up to 25 m
Water temperature:  Summer 24°C, winter 18°C
Flow ratio:  none or mild west - easterly
Distance to water:   20 m
Access/exits:  several possibilities (easy handling)
Suitable for: beginners, experienced and advanced divers
Features:  multifaceted rugged reef with steep face, cave and deep crevices
Flora/ fauna: diversity and tropical Atlantic

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About us

Company details

Manta Diving exists since 1982 and was the first diving center to be established in Madeira.

It is located on the southcoast and directly in the Underwater Nature Reserve of Madeira, situated between the capital of Funchal and the airport. This unique and privilged spot, with a large and lively house reef, offers fantastic conditions for divers, free divers and snorklers to explore the beautiful underwater world of the Atlantic!

What makes us different:

•    We are the only ISO 24803 certified diving center in the Atlantic.
•    8 x Winner of the Award "Best Diving Center in the Atlantic".
•    All courses according to the international standards of CMAS (VDST, IAC), SSI and PADI – with worldwide       recognized instructors.
•    House reef with 4 different diving spots, directly at the Underwater Nature Reserve of Madeira
     (from 5m to 35m depth). Only 20 steps from the diving center into the water!
•    Daily guided dives, also for less experienced divers. Always small groups!
•    Ideal for independent diving for experienced divers with partner.
•    New rental equipment every 2 years, as well as, Nitrox, Bonex Scooter Ecos+ and GoPro rental.
•    Active sponsor since 2010 of the "Shark Project".   
•    Great nearby hotel accommodation. Check out: for more info.     
•    Private apartments to rent. Please contact us.


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