Mar Ilimitado

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Boat
Tours

Step aboard

Explore the ocean with our marine biologists. We specialize in marine wildlife watching and offer attractive boat tours. Come and discover dolphins, whales, sea birds, sea turtles and pelagic fish, or join one of our relaxing tours along this wild coastline.

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Dolphin Watching

An unforgettable adventure for the whole family where we go searching for the dolphins and other marine wildlife that inhabit our ocean!

Duration 1:30
Price Adults: 32€ Children (up to 14 years): 25€
Min. capacity 4 passengers
Departures Mar > Nov: 11:30 Jul > Set: 9:30, 10:00, 11:30, 12:00, 13:30, 14:00 and 15:30
Notes Each trip is a unique experience: it does not have a defined route and is dependent on weather conditions. The trip is preceded by an educational briefing. Please book in advance.

Seabird Watching

A unique experience for all seabird lovers. You will be able to meet and photograph some of the rarest species, surrounded by an outstanding scenery far from the coast!

Duration 2:30
Price Adults: 45€ Children (up to 14 years): 35€
Min. capacity 4 passengers
Departures Mar > Nov: 9:00 (under booking)
Notes The boat will stop and chum may be used. Bring confortable clothing adequate to the weather conditions.

Wild West Coast

A magical trip to observe nature at its splendour and traditional fisherman in their activities as we explore the magnificent and wild southwest coast of Portugal.

Duration 2:00
Price Adults: 40€ Children (up to 14 years): 35€
Min. capacity 4 passengers
Departures Mar > Nov: 14:00 (under booking)
Notes Wear confortable clothing adequate to the clima. Bring your camera!

South Coast Secrets

A special trip to relax and enjoy the marvellous south coast of our region and explore some of its small hidden secrets and corners.

Duration 1:30
Price Adults: 25€ Children (up to 14 years): 20€
Min. capacity 4 passengers
Departures Mar > Nov: 14:00 July-October: 16:00
Notes Bring your camera!

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Scuba
Diving

Experience underwater

Scuba diving is one of the activities in which we feel more connected to the sea: after all we are guests at the home of marine life! Experiencing the sensation of freedom, feeling the peacefulness or simply hearing our own breathing in the immense blue just makes us want that moment last.

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Bubblemaker (children)

Diving Baptism for children. Any child older than 8 years can experience the feeling of breathing underwater, accompanied by an instructor.

Duration 1.5h
Price 50€
Requirements Minimum age: 8 years old
Structure  1 underwater session (max depth 2m)
Includes Full equipment, insurance
Skills acquired Experience the underwater environment and the “zero gravity" sensation Experience the sensation of breathing underwater

Try dive

Try diving with us! Experience the feeling of breathing underwater for the first time accompanied by an instructor.

Duration 1.5h
Price 50€
Requirements Minimum age: 10 years old
Structure  1 underwater session (max depth 2m)
Includes Full equipment, insurance
Skills acquired Experience the underwater environment and the “zero gravity" sensation. Experience the sensation of breathing underwater

Discover Scuba Diving

If a diving course seems to be a big step for you this program allows experience diving without the commitment of making a course!

Duration 1/2 day
Price 80€
Requirements Minimum age: 10 years old
Structure 1 theory session 1 underwater session (max depth 6m)
Includes Full equipment, insurance
Skills acquired Get familiar with the dive equipment Experience the underwater environment and the “zero gravity" sensation Basic competences and basic safety rules inherent to diving Equivalent to the 1st theory and practical sessions of the Open Water certification!

Scuba Diver Course

This is the first permanent PADI certification and it is equivalent to half of the Open Water Diver course. It allows you to dive under the supervision of an Instructor or Divemaster to 12m and upgrading later on to the Open Water course at any PADI dive centre.

Duration 2 days
Price 250€
Requirements Minimum age: 10 years old
Structure 2 theory sessions 2 dives in confined waters (pool or beach) 2 dives in open water
Includes Study guide, Full equipment, Boat transportation, Certification, Insurance
Skills acquired Recreational diving under supervision to 12m depth

Open Water Diver Course

This recreational scuba diving course teaches the basic skills that allow diving autonomously and discovering the underwater world. It is the most popular scuba diving course in the world. The certification is recognized internationally and allows diving independently to 18m depth.

Duration 4 days
Price 400€
Requirements Minimum age: 10 years old
Structure 4 theory sessions 4 dives in confined waters (pool or beach) 4 dives in open water
Includes Study guide, Full equipment, Boat transportation, Certification, Insurance
Skills acquired Independent Recreational diving to 18m depth

Advanced Open Water Diver Course

This course will allow the diver to improve his/her knowledge and diving skills. There are several experiences available from which 5 have to be selected, introducing the divers to new environments and diving techniques such as underwater navigation or deep diving up to 30m.

Duration 2,5 days
Price 340€
Requirements Minimum age: 10 years old, Open Water Diver PADI Certification (or equivalent)
Structure 5 theory sessions5 specialty dives
Includes Study guide, Full equipment, Boat transportation, Certification, Insurance
Skills acquired Recreational diving to 30m, Underwater navigation, Search and recover, Peak performance buoyancy, Night dive

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Research

A passion for sea

It was in Sagres that our team of marine biologists dreamed of exploring the ocean. In order to promote an active community in the conservation of the oceans, we offer boat tours and diving activities with environmental interpretation. Besides our own marine biology research projects, we supervise academic thesis and internships, we lecture courses, workshops and talks. We also work in partnership with several research institutions.

Sara Magalhães

Is a marine biologist, co-founder and general manager of our company. She was a researcher at the University of Azores for 7 years where she colaborated on several scientific projects about whale watching in the region, marine protected areas and ecology of sperm whales and bottlenose dolphins. She has coordinating experience in scientific and touristic embark along with planning and execution of scientific and business projects. Besides performing lectures and workshops, Sara is also responsible for supervising the academic theses and professional internships in the company. Sara can explain you everything about our projects and about the biology and ecology of the species that inhabit our “Unlimited Sea” (meaning of “Mar Ilimitado” in portuguese).

Ricardo Silva

Marine biologist and co-founder of Mar Ilimitado in 2005. He is the technical director of our dive centre and responsible for the companies’ operationality. Allied to his long navigating experience is his underwater experience. He collaborated as a skipper with the University of the Azores integrating several scientific projects, especially whale & dolphin research, fish telemetry and scientific diving, but he also worked as a skipper at different whale watching companies there. Besides skipper, he is our diving instructor and a professional diver. We all count on his experience and friendliness.

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