The Overberg is a region of immense beauty and characterized by amazing and diverse landscapes. It forms part of the Western Cape as it stretches from the Hottentos-Holland Mountains in the north while in the southern, the Atlantic and Indian Ocean break on to sandy beaches and rocky headlands. The spot enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm dry summers and cool wet winters.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Scuba Diving in Lagos, Faro, Algarve Portugal
The spot is located in Portugal, in the Barlavento region of the Algarve. At the mouth of Bensafrim River and along the Atlantic ocean, this beautiful place is waiting for you.
Lagos is certainly full of history. You can start from the famous Lagos ‘golden church’ of St. Anthony. It was rebuilt in 1769. The entrance is through the museum, and it’s worth to see both of them. In the opposite side you can fin the ‘Slave Market’, a place where slaves brought back from the voyages and where they were sold. The St. Sebastian church stand up on a hill, with amazing views over Lagos. Find the status of prince Henry, in the Praça Infante Dom Henrique. The city walls, that were constructed during the 16th century, still circle the old part of the city. Zoo Lagos is a place that you can visit with your family, and have fun with the strange kind of animals and come close to the nature.
Let’s come close to the sea ground again. Best scuba diving seasons are April, May, June, July, August and September. The water temperature is between 16-20°C (60.8-68°F). The average depth is about 20 m (65.6 ft), with visibility at 11-15 m (36.08-49.19 ft). So, get your wetsuit and get ready to meet the vibrant underwater world. In Lagos, there are other activities that you can do and a variety of lovely accommodations. You should visit the vineyards, where you can taste the wine, if you are an adorer of good wine. And for your wet discovery scuba dive moments, there are schools that can give you the pleasure of the exploration. Don’t lose any other time, prepare your luggage and let’s explore Lagos.