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Atalaia Diving Center

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About Atalaia Diving Center
The Atalaia Diving Center - Madeira The Atalaia Dive Center is situated directly at the Underwater Marine Park and possibly with the best house reef of Madeira, offers diverse and safe diving for beginners as well as for experienced divers. The Dive Center Founded in March 1988 by Joe Klenk, Marco Klenk took over the Dive Center 2016 from his father Joe, who explored the underwater world of Madeira as one of the first divers ever. Together with Sasha Hartmann he now leads the newly renovated Dive Center. The team offers relaxed diving in small groups at the highest level of comfort, individual service and respectable diving education. Of course there’s space for tons of fun too. The Dive Center has a pool for educational training and Discover Scuba Diving sessions as well as direct access to six top divesites right at the doorstep. Atalaia highly values top-certified dive instructors and high-class equipment. The diving with Atalaia Diving Center as certificated CMAS / IAC and PADI Dive Resort is ideal for education from beginner’s level up to Divemaster and also offers experienced divers a great deal. No matter whether it’s the Canyon, Moray's Wall, inside the Cave or the Blue Hole, there’s always something new to discover. Boat dives in the nearby Underwater Marine Park Garajau with the big groupers are as well part of the program. On customer request we individually offer autonomous diving as buddy-team and night dives. The highlight The exclusive highlight is definitely the catamaran day trip to the offshore Underwater Marine Park of the Desertas islands - including a one-tank dive, fine catering and drinks on board as well as dolphin and whale observations on the way. The name ATALAIA indicates the area where the Dive Center is located. ATALAIA means „The Guard“. You recognize a clear male face in the rock formation of the eastern coastline about 1 kilometer from the Atalaia Diving Center. „The Guard“ watches and protects the offshore area. He embodies the guardian of the sea like Neptune or Poseidon in the mythology. Important: Please don’t forget: logbook, diving certification and medical certification (Diving fitness examination DFE)
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Expierienced people with good skills and very helpful. i would recommend this to friends Do I have to say more. Enjoy diving with Atalai

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CanariaCor
Reviewed July 5, 2019

Very nice facility and good equipment.Comfortable as located in the Rocamar hotel so you can go diving literally from your room after breakfast. I had one dive with Marco who was an excellent guide and I felt really safe with him. Great benefit of the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Malgorzata L
Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

Amazing dive center , with amazing instrutor, super friendly person and super good vibe, safety above all, and with very recent and new equiptment

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Jpf400
Reviewed May 26, 2019

My son and I stayed at the hotel here and decided to give Atalaia a try. Although we are both qualified divers we were a bit rusty so took the refresher prior to a few dives. The staff staff were German but the all spoke...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank sevendwarfs7
Reviewed May 21, 2019

Atalaia Dice Centre is located in Canico De Baixo to east of Funchal right on the coast. It has the benefit of having it own house reff right off the hotel complex offering multiple diving opportunities for beginner to advanced divers. The staff of Marco,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed May 14, 2019 via mobile

The place is clean professional and well equipped. I have dived a couple of times before but as I am not certified I went on a begginers course. For anyone who is new to the sport its a great way to try this amazing experience....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Adam S
Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

A big Thanks to Filipe (and not to forget Sascha) for two very relaxing dives on the housereef. A nice spot with a lot if sealife to see. Very professionel crew and good diving gear without problems. It was my girlfriends first dive in the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank MarcelGeiheem
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Had a great drive with Sascha at the Anemone reef. He was very helpful and gave me good advice about things I've forgotten since my last dive. Overall an awesome experience!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank pernl13
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Couldnt ask for more! had a Super experience! Cannot wait for another chance. Super equiped and good localization. Super Staff!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Joao F
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We spent 4 days with Atalaia. Very good time under water. It was our 1st time in Madeira Atlantic water, so we have no idea what's happened.. ☺️ Good time and nice experience. Many fish including big groupers and butterfly rays. Visibility in Garajau National...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Czarek C
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