Rinchao

Top Dive Sites in Portugal,

Picture Gallery
Rinchao

Rinchao

Rinchao is a divesite located in the far north of the Berlengas Islands of Portugal. The boat trip out there can be tricky so be sure not to venture out there without a guide and/or experience. This is one of the best spots within the UNESCO Nature Reserve and rarely disappoints.

 

Snappers, pargo, seabass and schools of triggerfish are a common sight here. Deeper down you’ll find walls covered in redgorgonians (paramuricea clavata) and the Gomes III wreck with its boiler and parts of the engine still visible from the outside! Be aware, however, of the strong currents that are common here. 

Rinchao is a divesite located in the far north of the Berlengas Islands of Portugal. The boat trip out there can be tricky so be sure not to venture out there without a guide and/or experience. This is one of the best spots within the UNESCO Nature Reserve and rarely disappoints.

 

Snappers, pargo, seabass and schools of triggerfish are a common sight here. Deeper down you’ll find walls covered in redgorgonians (paramuricea clavata) and the Gomes III wreck with its boiler and parts of the engine still visible from the outside! Be aware, however, of the strong currents that are common here. 

Rinchao is a dive site located in the far north of the Berlengas Islands of Portugal. The boat ...

Other information

Type of dive site
  • Pinnacle
Depth
  • Maximum 30
  • Maximum 40
Visibility
10-25m
Current
Sometimes strong
Required scuba diving level / certification
Level 2 - Advanced Open Water
Fauna
  • Barracudas
  • Moray eels
  • Groupers
  • Triggerfish
  • Brittle star
  • Corb fish
  • Octopus
  • Nudibranchs
  • Scorpion fish
  • Rock cods
  • Snappers
  • Frenchbass
  • Daurade fish
Flora
  • Encrusting algae

The best dive centres to explore Rinchao

Haliotis

Portugal | Europe
3
3
Haliotis

Our opinion on Haliotis Dive Center:

They dreamt of it and sure enough they made it happen! José Alberto Oliveira Alves and Pedro have created their very own diving center within the magnificent UNESCO Berlengas nature reserve in Peniche, Portugal. The Haliotis dive ...

Family divingDiving with a groupExpert divingDisability divingTraining
Rinchao