Brings you the best marine ecotourism experiences in Europe

This diving site off the coast of Sesimbra is characterised by its peculiar rock formations, perpendicular to the shore line and disappearing into the sandy bottom. Apart from the reefs that are an attraction on its own, divers will find plenty of marine creatures such as gurnads, redmullets, octopuss and cuttlefish, as well as a variety of nudibranchs that feed on the seaweed and sponges covering the reefs.


Diving profileForte da Baralha

  • Level: Beginners to advance
  • Depth: 8m - 16m
  • Seabed: Rock and sand
  • 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