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Ana Claudia Ferreira

From Lisbon, Portugal

SSI Certified: Specialty Instructor, Gas Blender Nitrox/ Trimix, Extended Range Nitrox, Advanced Open Water Instructor
GUE Certified: Fundamentals

Claudia is a passionate diver. Got her Open water certification in 2011 and in 2013 became a scuba diver instructor.
She loves teaching and in some way transmitting her passion for the aquatic world while raising awareness of environmental issues.
Along with the teaching also has the passion to photograph, especially Nudibranchs.

Arlindo Serrao

53 years old, from Portimão, Portugal

TDI Certified: MKVI Full Cave CCR and MKVI Mixed Gas 60 M CCR

Arlindo is that kind of diver, who usually doesn't wash his equipment because every dive is in fresh water. There's an exception, though and that is when he wants to dive wrecks. There aren't so many in fresh water on this side of the globe...

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Contributors

Do you want to join this group of great divers?
Describe YOUR best dive, tell us how and what you feel when you're down there, if you have some pics, share them with the world, and the Spot description here on PortugalDive.com will be yours.

Armando Ribeiro

50 years old, from Lisbon, Portugal

CERTIFIED TECHNICAL AND CAVE DIVER, PHOTOGRAPHER

Artur Lagoá

44 years old, from Porto, Portugal

SSI CERTIFIED: SCUBA DIVE INSTRUCTOR

Bernardo Ferreira

18 years old, from Costa da Caparica, Portugal

Advance Open water certified

Hello, I'm Bernardo Ferreira, I'm Portuguese and my passion for diving came very early, when I saw the photographs my father showed me of his dives. I did my first scuba dive at age 8, and since then I have never left the modality, I love shore dives for the logistics, adventure and exploration that these types of dives have and transmit, but I also like dives from a boat. In addition to scuba diving, there is also Bodyboarding / Bodysurfing, snorkelling and open water swimming.

Claudio Dias

43 years old, from Cascais, Portugal

TDI Certified: Nitrox, Advanced Nitrox Diver, Decompression Procedures Diver, MkVI Discovery/ Seven Air Diluent Decompression Diver, MkVI Discovery/ Seven 60 m Mixed Gas Diluent Diver
PADI Certified: Open Water Instructor, EFR Instructor, Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor, Project Aware Instructor, Aware Coral Reef Conservation Sp Instructor, Wreck Diver, Digital Underwater Foto Level 2

Claudio is a Civil Engineer who has been diving for a long time and photographing underwater since 2007. Currently, he uses a Sony NEX -5 inside a Nauticam box and two flashes Inon Z 240

Cristiano Samagaio

From Sesimbra, Portugal

SSI CERTIFIED OWD, COASTAL SKIPPER, GRAPHIC DESIGNER

KAPTUM is a project by Cristiano Samagaio, graduated in Design from IADE - CREATIVE UNIVERSITY in 2011. Registered in 2016, more than a pioneer in the collection and edition of images and aerial contents, the KAPTUM brand stands in the market as a communication department, betting on a strong strategic component towards its clients, not only as in the Audiovisual field but also in the field of Graphic and Multimedia Communication.

Delfim Machado

From Faro, Portugal

GUE CERTIFIED TECH2, CAVE2, DPV, CCR

Filomena Sá Pinto

From Sesimbra, Portugal

CERTIFIED AOWD, PHOTOGRAPHER

Francisco Manuel Antunes

From Carcavelos, Portugal

CERTIFIED AOWD NITROX, PHOTOGRAPHER

Favorite quote:
"Stones on the way? I keep them all. One day I will build a castle. "- Fernando Pessoa

Just passing by...

Henrique Nascimento

47 years old, from Lisbon, Portugal

PADI CERTIFIED ADVANCE NITROX

Loves all about photography, for that reason always carries the camera to take amazing pictures and share with all of us.Born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1971.In November 2009, discovered the wonderful underwater world.PADI, AOWD and Nitrox.Already dived in México, Jamaica, Punta Cana and of course in Portugal.In Portugal the most dived Spots are in Sesimbra, but also dives in Peniche, Portimão, Cascais and Madeira.Start shooting underwater with a Panasonic TZ7 in May 2010.In April 2011 bought used equipment, Nikon D100 with a Hugyfot Housing.In November 2011, bought new equipment: Nikon D90 also with Hugyfot Housing.His passion is Macro photography, special shooting Nudibranchs and also others tiny animals of the underwater, but sometimes loves to shoot the amazing environment of the underwater with and without divers.His photos where used in some publications as:Celebration of the 25 years of River Gurara by Sesimbra town hall;News Paper “Publico”, about the 25 years of the River Guirara;Book about the Cabo Espichel, “Terras de um Mundo Perdido”;Book cover of the Cinema Festival “Finisterra” in 2014;Photography exhibition during the Cinema Festival “Finisterra”,2014;7 Pages ith photos on the most important Portuguese Photography magazine “Mundo da Fotografia Digital”, 2013.He regrets not having discovered the diving and the underwater photography long time ago…..His favorite quote: "Life is too short to stress yourself with people who don't even deserve to be an issue in your life..."

Hugo Ballester

39 years old, from Póvoa do Varzim, Portugal

TDI certified: Full Trimix CCR

When we asked Hugo to write a few words about himself as a diver, this is what we got:
"More than 10 and less than 12 dives. I'm diving since 2003 - CMAS certification, (don't mention Open Water...).
I'm a nice guy, single, and a technical diver since 2005. CCR from 2009, Full Trimix MEG, JJ and Sentinel. Advanced Blender and Cave".

Joaquim Parrinha

44 years old, from Sines, Portugal

CMAS SCUBA DIVER INSTRUCTOR

Main driving force and responsible in Regional Development in the maritime area and its relationship between environmental issues; sustainable management of marine resources; register the underwater biodiversity of Costa Alentejana, promotion of the recreation of marine life protected areas; promoting the defense and safeguarding of the archeologic heritage of the Alentejo Coast. Seawine creation - "Seawine"

José Carlos Martins

60 years old,from Cascais, Portugal

SSI CERTIFIED NORMOXIC AND HIPOXIC TRIMIX , GUE CERTIFIED CAVE2, TDI CERTIFIED CCR

Started to dive in the late 70's, and has become a technical and cave diver.
He loves the ocean as well as fresh water caves.
What he likes most, is to do exploration dives, it doens't matter if in fresh or salt water, as long as it is exploration!

José Santos

53 years old,from Lisbon, Portugal

SSI Certified Advanced and Nitrox Diver

Graduate in Audiovisual and Multimedia Comunication from ULHT, "A picture is worth a thousand words" is the phrase that I like best to define the way I love to communicate. I love challenges of overcoming, I do trekking, mountaineering and, of course, diving! What do they all have in common? Union with Nature and an inexplicable sense of Freedom.

Luis Gui

51 years old,from Cascais, Portugal

SSI ADVANCE DIVER

Luis favorite quote is "Dive to Live".
Loves to travel and knows the sea from around the world, diving.
Luis discovered soon the passion for underwater photography and video, and wherever he dives, he always takes his cameras with him.

Luis Ralao

51 years old,from Cascais, Portugal

SSI ADVANCE DIVER

One more PortugalDive.com diver and underwater photographer.
Always dives with his camera, because truly loves to photograph the amazing world you find underwater.
That´s his way of relaxing from the today's life crazy rhythm.

Manuel Cruz

From Lisbon, Portugal

SDI CERTIFIED OPEN WATER, TDI CERTIFIED: DECOMPRESSION PROCEDURES, ADVANCED NITROX

Started to dive in 2011.
For Manuel, to dive is a way for relieving the everyday stress, but also an honor for his family, traditionally connected to the sea.
He always takes his Go Pro with him to capture images from the dive and share with all of us.

Miguel Louzeiro

46 years old, from Lisbon, Portugal

SSI CERTIFIED DIVE MASTER

Born in 1972, a native of the Portugal South margin. Since its beginnings connected to the sea, it began the activity of recreational diving in 2000. Training in several entities CMAS (P1), PADI (Rescue Diver), SSI (Divemaster), GUE ). It has a huge passion for what the oceans have to offer. Unconditional lover of shipwrecks, large pelagics and underwater photography.

Miguel Miranda

46 years old,from Lisbon, Portugal

SSI XR INSTRUCTOR

Lover of all aquatic things, preferably underwater.
Started diving in Egypt in the early 2000's and kept improving his diving skills
and experiences since then.
Underwater photography, technical diving
, and diving instruction are some of his strongest interests.
400+ dives

Paulo Costa

45 years old, from Lisbon, Portugal

TDI certified OC...

Paulo is the atypical diver. If you ask him he is going to say he doesn't like to dive. For Paulo diving is a way of getting there. And "there" is always a shipwreck, preferably those built from iron, whose story he is going to dig for as many years as necessary until he knows all about the ship, the people that were on board, why did it sink and all the details you will find here in PortugalDive.com if are in it for wrecks.

Pedro Araujo

55 years old, from Lisbon, Portugal

TDI certified: Trimix CCR

Pedro is one of the most experienced divers whose contributions to PortugalDive.com are most appreciated because he is also one of the most frequent divers' of PortugalDive.com group of friends.
He was certified as Open Water Diver in 1999. In 2002 took is first Open Circuit Technical course. Became a CCR diver in 2005, and Trimix CCR diver 10 years later in 2015.

Pedro Bernardo

55 years old, from Lisbon, Portugal

TDI certified: Trimix CCR

Loves deep diving and photography.
A diver with a splendid sense of humor and someone you would choose to be your Buddy on a diving course.

Pedro Lage

45 years old, from Lisbon, Portugal

TDI certified CCR...

With over 20 years experience in Technical Diving, he is considered a pioneer and leading expert for this type of diving in Portugal, ranging from caves to deep wrecks and CCR’s.
Currently ranked as Instructor Trainer by major diving agencies, he has certified most of the Portuguese technical divers and is now certifying the next generation of Technical Instructors. He has also been invited as a forensic expert, lecturer and legislative adviser by the Portuguese Navy as well as a contributor to several national diving magazines, co-author of diving manuals and technical diving conferences organizer.He has traveled around the world, either visiting the most charismatic recreational and technical diving destinations or participating in challenging expeditions to the unexplored caves of the Yucatan Peninsula in México, to the enigmatic Blue Holes of the Bahamas and to several deep wrecks of the Mediterranean, including the famous Britannic.

Pedro Vasconcelos

From  Funchal, Portugal

Scuba Dive Instructor, photographer

Love life.
Love the underwater world and taking people to discover the silent world.
Passion for photography and video.
"Simplicity is the Ultimate sophisticaton" - Leonardo da Vinci

Rui Luis

39 years old, from Lisbon, Portugal

TDI Certified: Megalodon CCR Mixed Gas Diver, Decompression Procedures and Full Cave Diver
PADI Certified: Rescue Diver

Other relevant courses or specializations: Speleology Level III (AESDA), First Aid, Underwater Photography Level II - CMAS
Underwater Archeology level I - NAS
Relevant data or functions: Chairman of the Board of AESDA - Association of Underground Studies and Defense of the Environment
Functions in association: Member of the Audit Committee of Xplorasub - Association of Underwater Studies, Responsible for the speleo-diving section at Xplorasub - Association of Underwater Studies
Main Interests: Speleology, Archeology, Photography
Professional qualification: Civil Engineer - specialist in underground work

Sérgio Clemente

59 years old, from Lisbon, Portugal

SSI CERTIFIED DIVE MASTER, GAS BLENDER , XR Trimix

Started diving in 2011 and in 2013 became a SSI Dive Master.
A photography lover, as soon as he began to discover the wonderful underwater world he has recorded amazing images to share with the world.

Susana Catita

From Lisbon, Portugal

TDI CERTIFIED: TRIMIX CCR

Susana Catita first contact with the ocean depths, was in 1990 with a free-diving course. A decade later she took the Open Water Course and followed the recreational scuba diving formation, up to dive Master level.
Wanting to explore further depths, she went into technical Diving and from Open to Close Circuit. Wrecks and Caves are among her favourite dives.
She has been diving all over the world in magnificent places.
She launched the first scuba diving magazine in Portugal, "planetad'agua", first in an online edition, and later in paper.

The PortugalDive.com introductory text that you can read here in Diving in Portugal page http://portugaldive.com/diving-in-portugal.html is based on one of Susana´s inspiring articles that were published in her fantastic magazine.

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