Diving in Portugal will never disappoint you. With 8 protected marine areas and 12 islands on the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is possibly the most diverse destination in Europe. There are many marine reserves and parks that offer generous habitat for a broad spectrum of fish life and corals. Leatherback turtles are often sight on the mainland coast, also with over 20 species of dolphin and whales. In addition, the Azores, one of the Portuguese islands, is one of the only places in the world to dive over a live volcano!