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The Garden of the Nudibranchs - Jardim dos Nudibrânquios - is a wonderful diving site whose name speaks for itself: it is well known for the presence of various species of nudibranchs. A very irregular zone consisting of numerous rocks, some joined together and others more isolated, their various indentations are a perfect hideaway for sea life. The shallow depth of the site and the lack of currents makes it a perfect site for novel divers, making for a great, easy dive. Ideally, the dive should be done slowly, in order to pay close attention to the nudibranchs and other sea life that takes refuge among the rocks. Due to the shallow depths, divers should be careful not to stir up the sandy bottom, as this will reduce visibility.

Mullet, octopus and crustaceans can be found on the sand. However, the striking presence of other colourful and highly photogenic species, such as scorpionfish, gudgeon and goby, together with the famous nudibranches, make this a fantastic spot for the practice of underwater photography. In fact, it has been the site of various photographic competitions carried out in the region in recent years. The entire length of this site is also very interesting to visit in the evening, when divers can appreciate the night predators such as morays and various crustaceans.

Diving profileJardim dos Nudibrânquios

  • Level: Intermmediate
  • Depth: 8m - 12m
  • Seabed: Sand
  • Average water Temperature: Winter (14º-18º) Summer (18º-23º)
  • Visibility: Medium
  • Best season for diving: September & October
  • Closest hyperbaric chamber: 10' by boat