Scuba Diving

Experience the underwater world in Sesimbra, Portugal

Scuba Diving in Sesimbra, Portugal is an amazing experience! If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.

Maybe you have considered learning but you feel that you are not a strong swimmer or maybe you are not comfortable with the idea of being underwater? This is where our years of ocean experience meet our passion for teaching. Helping to make learning to scuba dive as easy, enjoyable, and stress-free as possible. Let us be your guide.

If you are ready to take your dive certification to the next level and discover new depths in the ocean as well as within yourself, then Mana Kai Divers would be happy assist you with continuing your education and certification.  We will work with you through your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, Rescue Diver, and eventually on to Divemaster, which opens up the world to you and allows you to work as a professional scuba diver.

DSD – Discover Scuba Diving

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.
To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary.

Open Water Diver Course – OWDC

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons in Portugal, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves? This is where it starts. Get your diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course. The world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Mana Kai team is passionate about teaching scuba diving and sharing our knowledge and experience with others.

To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

Advanced Open Water

This course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You will try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.
You will plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives and then you can choose the other three, for a total of five dives.
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.

Rescue Diver

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills.

PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.


The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, water skills exercise and workshops, you will develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you will fine-tune your dive skills. Like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You will gain dive knowledge, management, and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you.