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Bota de Fora is a very interesting diving site, suitable for all levels. A rocky formation reaching 2m to 3m, it is made up of several tunnels and swimthroughs teeming with sea life. Due to the irregular formation of the rocks, crustaceans can be often found in the fissures in the rock near the sandy bottom, including rock crabs and spider crabs. Sea snails and multicoloured nudibranchs, scorpion fish, ballan wrasse, cuttlefish and octopus can be seen in the central and upper parts of the main rock structure, as well as gorgonians. There may be some eddies in the water courses, so divers are advised avoid the narrower ones.

 The use of a torch is recommended to explore the swimthroughs and tunnels, and note this is an excellent site for underwater photography.

Diving profileBota de Fora

  • Level: Beginner
  • Depth: 8m - 10m
  • Seabed: Mixed
  • Average water Temperature: Winter (14º-18º) Summer (18º-23º)
  • Visibility: Medium
  • Best season for diving: September & October
  • Closest hyperbaric chamber: 10' by boat