The main goal of the CIIMAR Scientific Dive Centre is to assist in the planning and execution of scientific dive missions for researchers from CIIMAR, for guest researchers, and members of public- and private entities.

    The Dive Centre consists of a team of highly trained and experienced scientific divers with deep and long-term knowledge on the fauna, flora and environmental conditions of the different ecosystems of the North Portuguese coast.

    Our facility is fully equipped with state of the art dive- and survey equipment, available to be used in the environments we work.

    We also aim to train new research divers by offering scientific dive training and specialized workshops.

    Come dive with us!


    Services we provide, include:

    Structural ecosystem surveys
    Functional ecosystem surveys
    Manipulative Experiments
    Biological and non-biological samples collection
    Image collection
    3D Mapping
    Seaweed reforestation

    More information on the Services can be found here



    We offer scientific dive training and specialised workshops to anyone interested to advance in the field of scientific diving.

    New program coming soon!