Naufrágio (Corceira) Corveta Afonso Cerqueira

The corvette „Afonso Cerqueira“ was sunk on 04.09.2018 in front of the island Madeira. It is now a big attraction as artificial reef for divers and freedivers. All decks and rooms are accessible. The Wreck is 85 Meter long and rest in a depth of 12 - 33 Meters.

As artificial reef it is a big attraction for marine life. The magnificent scenery is great for photographers. Scorpionfish, schools of Sea Breams are very common.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 18 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Artificial Reef
  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Areal da Lapa

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VidaMar House Reef

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Baía da Ribeira Brava

Confined water dive site with a maximum depth of 5 meters really close to the Brava Diving center. This dive site is the best spot for beginners who wish to get into scuba diving!

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Costa Brava

Shore dive, with a very large biodiversity that goes from the beach of Ribeira Brava to the interior of the bay of Ribeira Brava. The entrance is through Ribeira Brava beach and follows a wall of blocks where different species of fish and other marine animals inhabit.

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Baía dos Porcos

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MANTA DIVE CENTER

The dive site is located directly at the bay Galo Resort and the entrance via ladder is well suited for beginners. Entry can be challenging with waves. You can explore the small cave, search the wall for sea creatures, or undertake an anemone tour, there is much to discover here.

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Lavafinger - Galo

The dive site is located directly at the dive center and the entrance is well suited for beginners. Whether you explore the small cave, search the wall for sea creatures, or undertake an anemone tour, there is much to discover here.

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