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Diving Berlenga Grande Island

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Berlengas are in fact an archipelago made up of three sets of Islands, Berlenga, Estelas and Farilhões and each one of them offer a different dive experience, ranging from calm bays to wrecks to caverns and of course dives with big schools of fish in the more challenging dives.

The best dives are almost always exposed to the weather with mild to strong currents so for the most sensitive to seasickness it is recommended to take some seasickness medication.

When to dive Berlenga Grande Island

In Berlengas natural reserve it is possible to dive all year-round however high season is from June to October. In this season, the water temperature goes from 16ºC to 20ºC so it is recommended to use a 7mm wet or semi-dry suit. From November to May the water temperature is around 15ºC so a semi-dry or dry suit is recommended. Between December and February due to the sea conditions diving is only when possible.

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Common marine life sightings for Berlenga Grande Island

More Information

The island is accessible by boat. To reach the main island, Berlenga Grande, it takes about 30 minutes. It is possible to go back in the afternoon or spend the night on the island, there are also a restaurant and a camp site on the island.


Time Zone
230 V
Bar (bar)
C, F
1st Stage
International airports
Lisboa (LIS)
Hyperbaric chamber
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