The Island of Madeira is situated in the north Atlantic Ocean off the coast of northwest Africa. There is a wide range of opportunities for leisure time. The Atlantic invites you sailing, fishing, whale & dolphin spotting, water skiing, surfing, diving and swimming. Sea temperatures vary between 18 to 24 ºC depending on the time of year. For sub aquatic enthusiasts, the Garajau coast line offers one of Europe's first underwater nature reserves. Back on land there is a vast amount of leisure activities available - such as tobaggan rides and parks.