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Explora Madeira Diving Center

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Open Now: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Explora Madeira Diving Center
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Your diving Center in Funchal, Madeira! We are open every day from 9.00 To 18, we have a beautiful house reef, the boat always ready to get out and explore the best dive sites of the island. A friendly staff is always ready to help you and we are...more
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Rua Carvalho Araujo | Hotel Quinta de Penha de França Mar, Funchal, Madeira 9000-022, Portugal
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 26, 2015

I had an excellent diving with Explora Madeira. They only do small team diving which for me makes the diving experience much more authentic, more intense and much more relaxed. I really enjoyed this. I can only recommend this place and this kind of approach...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 11, 2016

Worst dive of my diving career. After reading about the fantastic dive sites on the Madeira, I paid this company 95 euros to take me on 2 dives. The first dive turned out to be a "warm up" in the harbour, maximum depth of 8...More

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Emanuele G, Proprietario at Explora Madeira Diving Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2016

Good afternoon Daniel, I thank you for your contribution, we are always responsive to the opinions of our divers, and as you can see from other reviews on us, we always give the maximum for persons to enjoy a friendly, familiar and at the same...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Manuel and his team are providing a first class diving service: facilities are well organized, close to the hotel pool for training and very convenient. 2 boats are available to drive you to diving spots. Manuel and his divemaster ladies are very seriously taking care...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came with 22 divers for the first time last October. Everything was prepared perfectly ,whatever the equipment , the team and accomododations too. All details foreseen. Jessica and sophia are simply perfect and guide you in the dives to show you everything which can...More

Thank DomCPSM92
Reviewed September 27, 2018

My daughter actually booked our diving with Explora after checking out the reviews. We were not disappointed! We were collected from our hotel by Sofia who was to be our guide for the first day and quickly taken back to the dive shop, to be...More

Thank PotteryPat
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

I can only join the many 5-star reviews of this diving centre! My first contact was with Emanuele (the boss) by telephone, and he took his time to explain my diving possibilities, possible dive spots, and prices to me. On the day of diving itself,...More

Thank Baldur23
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

This was my 1st ever dive and the instruction and training given to me by Sophia was 1st rate. Clear and precise, use of equipment and why followed by training in the pool then, the dive. All I can say is brilliant, Sophia gives you...More

Thank England_8
Reviewed September 9, 2018

While many divers tend to go for package deals in centers run by their own nationality, Explora Madeira offers a nice change with some local flavour. It is one of the few (if not the only) dive centers on Madeira, that mainly caters to non-all-inclusive-divers....More

Thank Feicda
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Went to visit Madeira with a friend to go diving again after a lenghty break of several years. We ended up doing the whole nine yards from refresher course to advanced open water course (in my case), accompanied by friendly and experienced divers. We were...More

Thank FelixKaydot
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We choose to have our first diving experience together with the personel of Explora Madeira and we couldn't have chosen any better. They were very friendly and open. We had two tutors, Sophia and Beatriz, and they were very good. They were very gentle and...More

Thank Sam W
Reviewed August 12, 2018

I only managed a couple of days diving at this center but really enjoyed the diving. It is a small center but very friendly, helpful and professional. I already plan to return next year.

Thank tailsdr
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Had 6 dives this summer, the dive masters were verry friendly. They always made space when we wanted to dive and they fixed all the gear were we asked for.

Thank Lucas W
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Sue P
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Roman R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Suzanne, i would recommend to contact dive center for price quotes. I've paid for dives and extra for boat trips - i'm not sure how that will go for snorkelling. Regarding the dolphins - during my five days diving with... More
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April 10, 2018|
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Response from Emanuele G | Property representative |
Good morning, we will be happy to introduce you into the diving world in end of April! You will find a team that love the sea and like to share the passion for it. To try, you do not need special skills, just know how to... More
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Jane I
March 7, 2017|
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Response from Emanuele G | Property representative |
Good evening Jane, also for us was great to show you our underwater world, and of course, we will be happy to have you again to dive with us. About the dives pack Hotel + Dives I recomend you to write yo our email so that... More
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