In the Ria Formosa Natural Park lives the largest seahorses community in the world.
Here you have your unique opportunity to observe these amazing creatures behavior on their natural environment.
The two resident identified species are: the long-snouted seahorse (hippocampus guttulatus), and the short-snouted seahorse (hippocampus hippocampus). Nevertheless you will see other species like octopus, cuttlefish and sea snail. Is also frequent to observe the traditional shellfish capture.
The skipper will guide you whilst providing valiable information, helping you during the activity to identify the seahorses.
This activity is done inside the Ria Formosa lagoon system and the dive is performed without an oxygen bottle (just a diving mask and snorkel).
The water is shallow enough even for non swimmers, yet a life vest can be provided.
We´ll go by boat to the spot where you can dive into the bottom of the Ria Formosa and observe the seahorses.
A diving mask and snorkel will be provided or you can bring your own.
RECOMENDATIONS: Bring Towel and swimsuit/bathing suit.
Oyster and small clams farms
Ria Formosa Fauna
Ria Formosa Flora
Ria's water channels