Welcome on the Algarve

Since 1996 we live and dive in the Algarve and are looking forward to every guest with whom we can share our enthusiasm for the Atlantic Ocean, both over and under water. Whether it’s introductory pool diving, diving courses, PADI Specialty Courses, exciting dives to grottos, wrecks and reefs – everyone will find a way to enjoy the underwater world of the Atlantic Ocean with us.

Furthermore you can join us on a kayak excursion and have a look at the spectacular rocky coast of the Algarve. We offer all year around:

  • Snorkeling lessons
  • Trial Diving
  • Diving Courses
  • Dive trips
  • Kayak tours

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As the Atlantic has not exactly tropical water temperatures, they vary between 14 and 22C, we have to consider good isolation. We are diving with 6mm neoprene wetsuits with a hood, booties and gloves. If you are still cold you can also wear an additional ice vest on top. Our rental gear is all in very good shape and we have a great variety of sizes available.


Vila da Luz and Lagos offer numerous accommodations from the campsite to the 5 * hotel.

If you don’t want to go far to the diving center, book directly into the Luz Bay Club, where our diving center is located. We are happy to help and give tips when looking for alternatives such as apartments or other accommodation to suit all budgets.


Since 1993 we are organizing dive trips to the most beautiful diving areas of the Algarve coast all year around. Safety considerations are always the most important issue. The best diving conditions are usually between April and October. The water temperature varies from fresh 14 to comfy 22C. The visibility in the Atlantic is 5-15m on average, depending on wind and currents. But it can also reach up to 20m on perfect days.

There is a lot of sea life to see in the Atlantic. You can spot octopus, cuttle fish, squid, scorpion fish, many kind of crustaceans, eels and of course many different species of fish. The large variety of nudibranchs and our seahorses are particularly popular with macro photographers.Sea cucumber lovers will also get their money’s worth.

We offer our guests around 20 different dive sites, including the highlights of the Algarve – the grottos at Sagres and the artificially submerged wrecks in front of Portimao. We usually do two dives a day and additional night dives on request. We have the possibility to dive on the south or west coast of the Algarve depending on the diving conditions. This has the advantage that we are more flexible in changeable weather. With every dive you encounter other creatures, one dive is never like the other. However, diving conditions can change daily depending on the wind and waves. For us, safety is the most important selection criterion for the dive site and sometimes we have to reschedule or postpone the dive in poor conditions. Even the most beautiful diving area is not fun in bad conditions, and we want our guests to experience great dives and to come back.

We approach our diving areas from land and with various boats. The diving depth ranges from max. 12m for beginners or refreshers to a maximum depth of 30 meters. We do not know mass crowds under water here. We try to plan our dives so that we are the only group on site.

Divers wishing to dive in the Algarve must hold a valid diving license and have to fill in a medical statement. If you are not yet a certified diver, you can take part in a trial diving program or get your diving license here with us by participating in a PADI diving course.

Kayak and snorkelling

On this tour we paddle with our kayaks along the coastline to the best snorkelling spots in the Algarve. The tour is led by an experienced divemaster and snorkelling guide. Those who love water sports and nature will be excited by this activity. The tours start every day (depending on weather and sea conditions) at 10.00 am.

The 3-hour tour costs 55 euros per person and includes wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, life jacket and drybag.  We use high quality snorkelling equipment and the 6mm wetsuits will keep us warm for more than an hour.

  • Reservation required! Call or email us please!
  • All trips include life jacket and snorkeling equipment.
  • Please bring sun protection, water, a snack, swimwear and a cap. 
  • Sorry – we do not accept credit cards.

Night snorkeling

Night snorkeling is an amazing opportunity to experience the ocean in an exciting, completly new way. We enter the water after sunset when it starts getting dark. While the stars are shining in the sky we enter the water with diving torches to search for nocturnal animals. Sometimes when we turn off the lights for a few moments we can even see the bioluminescent algae which look like a sky of stars glowing below us. Some of the animals that we often see while night snorkeling include:

  • Octopus
  • Cuttle fish
  • Sea urchins
  • Sea cucumbers
  • Sea hares
  • And many more

An experienced snorkeling guide will bring you safe and insured to the best snorkeling spots on the Algarve and show you the local nocturnal underwater wildlife. You will be amazed by what you will see just with the light of your torch!

The trip will take about 2,5 hours, the warm Neopren and all the snorkeling gear (including fins, mask, snorkel and underwater torches), which we provide, will keep you warm and safe in the water. This activity is suitable for participants aged 16 and over who have snorkeling experience and can swim.
Price per person: 60€

Contact and Booking

To book your tour, please send an email, WhatsApp or SMS to Danny.

Email: kayak.centre.lagos@gmail.com
Phone: 00351- 9176 91761