Azul Diving Center

Azul Diving Center Madeira is a top service SSI and PADI dive center located at Penha França Mar Hotel in the heart of Funchal on beautiful Madeira Island. Our focus is on custom-tailored dive and snorkel trips, individual training and small, fun groups of people! Enjoy a morning or afternoon dive in our stunning house reef, easily accessible from or our jetty.

We run daily boat trips (one tank dive in the morning at 9h and one in the afternoon at 14h00) to dive in the most exciting dive sites of the island: Garajau National park and Cabo Girão Marine park. They are all characterized by extremely rich biodiversity, clear waters and an abundance of marine life! This zone is a paradise for underwater photography. Divers may find here tunas, mackerels, large groupers,  barracudas, huge stingrays, morays etc. In addition, from time to time we have the chance to spot some amazing creatures, such as frogfish, huge round stingrays, sea horses and turtles. The average depth is 15-20 m.

If you like wreck diving we can take you to explore the wreck of the Corveta Afonso Cerqueira F488 located in the Marine Park of Cabo Girão, an authentic artificial reef or the Pronto Wreck at 30mt right in front of our dive shop.

We are closed on Sundays

Our friendly and professional staff ensures your holiday will be a truly memorable one. Come and follow an SSI or PADI course, from beginners to professional levels, with one of our qualified instructors. We provide you with a personal service that will make your Scuba Diving, Freediving or snorkeling course with us your best one yet.

  • Our boat, a 8.3mt RIB powered with 200hp Yahmaha engine with Eco technology, is only steps away from our shop i ready to go diving.
  • 2 Coltri compressors offer pure air and Nitrox up to 40%
  • Brand new Mares and Cressi materials
  • We offer everyday house reef and boat dives; SSI and PADI courses are available every day according to your needs and our instructors’ availability.
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They say about us

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Zero Gravity Experience | Try Scuba Diving

With my friend, we did a baptism dive called Zero Gravity Experience and it was simply FANTASTIC from the first minutes until the end. Marco & Esther are both very nice, funny and cheerful people, big professionals who care of your safety but also want you to have fun and go diving again. They explained us all the technical stuff, did a trial dive session in the pool and finally took us to the sea, 12 meters underwater (not bad for a first time!). we saw plenty of beautiful fish and felt like real divers, all the time in safety yet exploring the sea and feeling free out there.
We will definitely go diving again and can only recommend Azul Diving for any first-timers – YOU WILL LOVE IT!

Your diving center in Madeira!