In the Ria Formosa Natural Park lives one of the largest seahorses community in the world. Here you have your unique opportunity to observe these amazing creatures’ behavior in their natural environment.
The two resident species identified 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 valuable 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 depth of the water is 1,50m to 1,80m being a necessary swimming experience.
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.
Recommendations: Bring a Towel and swimsuit/bathing suit.
- Fuseta Fishing Port
- Oyster, cockle and clam farms
- Barrier islands line
- Fauna of Ria Formosa
- Flora of the Ria Formosa
- Ria’s navigation channels
If you are on vacation and are unable to find the transport to the place where your tour starts, our team will arrange your transport (an additional cost).