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5 star hotel
Rua da Serra D'Água, nº1, 9370-087 Arco da Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
243 rooms
FREE Internet

Calheta Dive Center

PADI 5 star dive center
Offsite (Paid pickup)
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Enjoy the luxury atmosphere of this 5* hotel, while having easy access to the beachfront PADI 5* dive center during your stay at the Saccharum
  • The sunshine, warm waters, and clear visibility here make for pleasant dives and if you're lucky you may see some hammerheads or rays
  • From leisurely snorkeling to thrilling drift dives and wreck exploration, there is a dive to suit every level in over 25 different sites
  • After dives, unwind at the spa and refuel at a selection of gourmet restaurants, all just steps from your room
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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 1 night of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 14 days prior to arrival
  • 2 nights will be charged if you cancel between 14 and 10 days prior to arrival
  • 3 nights will be charged if you cancel between 10 and 8 days prior to arrival
  • 4 nights will be charged if you cancel less than 8 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Saccharum

What to see

Mild climate with warm summers and extremely mild winters
Diving season:
Year round
Water temperature:
Winter 16C (61F)
Summer 22C (72F)
Air temperature:
Winter 18C (64F)
Summer 24C (75F)

Dive Center


  • Choose from over 25 dive sites and enjoy warm waters and visibility up to 30 meters with Calheta Dive Center 
  • Some of the best dive sites on the island can be reached in under 15 minutes - on lucky days you'll see hammerheads, monk seals and different types of rays
  • With the dive center located right on the beachfront, you can get into the water quickly and easily for superb shore diving, or you can head out by boat
  • Dive Praia do Garajau, famous for its friendly and curious groupers who guarantee a unique diving experience


Calheta Dive Center offers diving and snorkeling for all levels, in the beautiful Madeiran underwater world.

With water temperatures up to 26°C and visibility up to 30 meters, the diving here is very pleasant. There are over 25 dive sites to explore - all of which are interesting and pristine. Choose from shore dives, boat dives, drift dives, wreck dives, or trips further afield to the Garajau Marine Park. The dive center is right on the beach, offering easy access to the water. 

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PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

Dive boat facilities

  • Tea And Coffee
  • Ladder
  • Camera Rinse Tanks

PADI® Courses Available

  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Reactivate Program
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Filling Station

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Diving Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Kids Pool
  • Babysitting/Child Services


  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Games Room
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Heating

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food


  • Live Music
  • Cultural Excursions


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Eur)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Sauna
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Yoga

Sports & Watersports

  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong
  • Darts
  • Beach Volleyball

Resort Description

Saccharum is a beautiful 5* hotel, just a 10 minute beach-front stroll from the PADI 5* dive center. 

Sitting on Calheta Beach, between Madeiran mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, this luxury resort has a rooftop infinity pool, an indulgent on-site spa, and plenty of places to eat and drink between your dives. The PADI 5* dive center is a ten minute stroll away, where you can shore dive straight off the beach directly in front and explore the underwater wonders of this sunny side of Madeira. 


How to get there


  • Funchal international Airport is an hour's drive from the resort. 
  • The best way to reach the resort is by taxi, which you can book in advance or arrange upon arrival at the airport (additional cost).
  • Check-in time is 2 pm. 


  • Check-out time is 11 am. 
  • The best way to reach the airport on your final day is by taxi, which the reception staff can arrange for you on request (additional cost). 


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