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Baia da Armaçao is a diving spot off the coast of Sesimbra made up by large rocky blocks near the shore, disposed in an irregular form. Amongst theses blocks, several stretch passages open up with vast colonies of sea anemonaes attached to their walls, together with sea squirts and different kinds of encrusting sponges. As you move along the interior of the bay, you will find several rolled pebbles dispersed on the sand bottom where octopus and common soles often look for shelter. The sole, the great master of camouflage, can live up to 30 years.

Diving profileBaia da Armaçao

  • Level: Beginner
  • Depth: 12m
  • Seabed: Sand and pebbles
  • Average water Temperature: Winter: 8ºC-10ºC; Spring: 12ºC-15ºC; Summer:13ºC-18ºC; Fall: 10ºC-14ºC
  • Visibility: Medium
  • Best season for diving: April-June & October-November
  • Closest hyperbaric chamber: 42km