Brings you the best marine ecotourism experiences in Europe

Shipwreck Dive River Gurara in Sesimbra

Join a 3-hour dive trip that will take you to explore the shipwreck of the River Gurara, a cargo ship that sunk one mile off Cabo Espichel in February 1989. This is one of the most popular dive sites in Portugal, harbouring many of the unique and unusual marine species of Sesimbra.

Highlights · Shipwreck Dive River Gurara in Sesimbra

Shipwreck Dive River Gurara in Sesimbra
  • Explore one of the most popular dive sites in Portugal.
  • Admire the gorgonians adorning the wreck of the River Gurara freighter. 

Catch a glimpse

Shipwreck Dive River Gurara in Sesimbra

What to expect?

Shipwreck Dive River Gurara in Sesimbra

Within a short boat trip distance off Sesimbra, there lays a most interesting wreck of a cargo ship awating for experienced divers: the River Gurara. The shipwreck is close to the shoreline and to other good natural formations, with a diverse selection of cold water marine life

The dive starts down the boat's iron cable, up to about 32m depth. All the diving takes place around the hull of the River Gurara. In this area, you will see the hull of the ship adorned with the gorgonians and large shoals of pelagic fish that are always nearby. A short exploration of the ship is also possible. During the dive, you will be surrounded by an amazing wealth of biodiversity, including large crustaceans.

Price and optionals

Shipwreck Dive River Gurara in Sesimbra
  •   From: € 32.00 per person

Important info

Shipwreck Dive River Gurara in Sesimbra
  •   Duration: Under 4h
  •   Effort: Active
  •   Skills required: Advanced
  •   Difficulty level: Intermediate
  •   Languages spoken: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  •   Minimum booking (n_ of participants): 1
  •   Maximum booking (n_ of participants): 10

Diving equipment / insurance are not included, but can be arranged upon request, at an additional charge.

Participants must be able to dive to a depth 30 meters, holding a PADI AOWD Certification or equivalent.

Adapted for:


Shipwreck Dive River Gurara in Sesimbra


Total Reviews: 1 Votes (10/10)

Sign-up or log-in to your account to leave a review for this activity.

Local Operator

Member of WILDSEA Europe since 31/05/2019
Haliotis Sesimbra
Haliotis is a PADI 5 Star Center diving center and school, with the categories Dive Resort, Pro Training Center and TecRec Center. With two centers near Lisbon, in Sesimbra and Peniche. Sesimbra is probably the most sought after dive site in continental Portugal. Due to its privileged south orientation, it allows diving practically throughout the year. As such, Haliotis has created the Sesimbra Dive Center project, the largest dive center in Sesimbra offering Try Dives, Diving and Snorkeling Trips.
Haliotis Sesimbra
Avenida dos Náufragos, Bloco F 1, 2 - Porto de Abrigo de Sesimbra Bloco 1, 2 2970-152 Sesimbra
Sesimbra Lisbon Lisbon region (Portugal)


Haliotis Sesimbra
Visit Website

Send a message to Haliotis Sesimbra

WILDSEA Europe Operator

Travellers reviews1 review(s)

Terms & Conditions Policy
Please note: While our Members are committed to providing feedback and a swift response to your queries, we may also follow up with you if we think we can help with your request. If you want to contact us directly or if you'd like to share your experience with this operator, we would love to hear from you.

Great destinations near by

View all

Other experiences nearby


Diving & Marine Adventure in Sesimbra

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra
Load More