Scuba Diving in the Luiz Saldanha Natural Park
Are you a nature lover and looking for an adventure that takes you off the beaten track? Then come scuba diving in the Luiz Saldanha Natural Park, an untouched paradise on the coast of Portugal. While many visitors come to walk the park’s scenic trails or laze on its sandy beaches, few know of the hidden treasures that lie beneath the waves. That’s right – the Luiz Saldanha Natural Park is home to the most vibrant and diverse marine life in all of Europe, making it the perfect destination for a diving adventure. From colourful fish to majestic seahorses, the park’s crystal-clear waters offer a glimpse into a world few can experience.
Luiz Saldanha Nature Park
Luiz Saldanha Nature Park is located about 30 kilometres south of Lisbon. The park is named after Portuguese biologist Luiz Saldanha. He was known for his pioneering work on marine ecology.
The park covers more than 16,000 hectares and includes both land and sea. The landscape consists of steep cliffs, rolling hills and extensive sandy beaches. It is home to an abundance of flora and fauna, including more than 200 bird species and 1,500 plant species.
But what makes the Luiz Saldanha Natural Park really special is its marine life. The park is home to more than 1,000 species of marine animals and plants, making it one of the most biodiverse marine ecosystems in Europe.
Tugar has been working for years with a diving school that provides diving lessons in the park. They offer a first experience of diving. This allows you to learn about this activity in a relaxed way and enjoy all the splendour this underwater park has to offer.
All the equipment is provided by the diving school. All you need to bring is swimwear for under the wetsuits, a towel and dry clothes for after the activity. There is an opportunity to shower.
Other activities in and around the park
Tugar organises several other activities at the park. Such as coasteering, kayaking, visiting caves, snorkelling, dolphin watching and hiking. You can also hire a mountain bike to explore the area on your own.
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