What a wonderful shop. My son and I walked in to rent a kayak for the day. They set us up with all the equipment we needed, recommended a self-guided tour, and even provided emergency contact info in case we needed to be picked up. We were not high priority customer, but Alain and the team here were incredibly gracious. We ended up having an amazing day thanks to this crew. Thanks, guys!
Tive a oportunidade de realizar o meu batismo de mergulho com a Anthia Diving Center. Adorei a experiência com o Buddy Pedro e passei uma manhã excelente com pessoas espetaculares. Uma escola a voltar para avançar nas profundidades do mar 😉
I decided to take an open water course with Anthia Diving Center, without having any prior experience with scuba diving or snorkelling. It was a great decision. All the people were very nice, supportive and accommodating and it was overall a very pleasant and professional atmosphere.
My instructor was Alain Monteiro and he was absolutely amazing. From the start to the end, he told me clearly what we were doing and why. He was very patient and answered all my questions and concerns. He also made me feel very comfortable in the water and took it at my pace, without any hurry. This boosted my confidence and also made it a great experience, which I will never forget. The diving sites around Sesimbra were also breathtaking and Alain made sure to spot some incredible octopus, cuttlefish, crabs and other fish, adding a lot of fun to the lessons.
I look forward to coming back and diving! 😀
Nice team, good equipment.
I have enjoyed my dive very much.
I had a great first-time diving experience with the Anthia Diving center in Sesimbra, Portugal on Saturday, March 25, 2023. It was a spontaneous decision, but everything turned out great. The dive center was well-equipped and had rental gear available in a range of sizes, including equipment tailored for female divers, which was a really nice touch. The staff were attentive and professional; there was always someone keeping an eye on me to make sure I am safe and comfortable, which really put my mind at ease. And the electric car they use to transport divers and equipment to the pier is really convenient. The real cherry on top was the changing room: the hot water in the showers was such a welcome surprise after a chilly dive (envy, surfers!) Overall, I had a fantastic time and am already planning my next dive with the center, this time I’ll rent a dry suit.
Um centro de mergulho excelente. Pessoal competente, simpático e preocupados em prestar um bom serviço.
Benjamin DE ONAINDIA
My sister and I included a stop at Anthia during a trip we did together in a camper van around Portugal - my sister was already an experienced diver but personally this dive was my initiation to the sport. But despite our varying levels of experience in the water, both my sister and I highly enjoyed every second of our time with Alain and his very professional, kind-hearted and accommodating team. Alain is an entrepreneur who left a 9-5 job to found the diving center - he is a smiley and warm-hearted guy and an excellent diving instructor whose passion for diving radiates through his teachings both in and out of the water. He was very patient and encouraging with everyone individually as we all learned at different speeds, and celebrated/high-fived us at each and every milestone of the learning process which kept spirits high. Alain also never forgot to explain to us WHY certain things are done the way they are, which removed confusion/ambiguity and which as a result will allow what we learned to stick with us far into the future. I would highly recommend Anthia Diving Center to anyone interested in scuba diving, whether highly experienced or completely new to the sport as I was - you will beyond a doubt enjoy your time at the epic location of Sesimbra, learn new things, and meet a crew of truly great people.
Cannot wait to dive with Jori, his friends and his team every time I visit Portugal. Nothing more to add!