About us

About Us Ocean Lovers

Nate and Joana started Mana Kai Divers with the goal of sharing their combined passion for the ocean and Portugal. Sharing that passion by teaching SUP culture in beautiful Arrabida, Portugal and providing a quality and memorable experience.

Nate relocated to Portugal from Hawaii and has fallen in love with Arrabida. Bringing with him years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. Over the last 15 years, operating several SUP Schools and working as a PADI Scuba & Ocean Safety instructor. His personality seems to be solar powered and has the positive energy to keep you entertained all day!

Joana is from Portugal and is a PADI Rescue Diver who has been operating a paddle boarding lesson and tour business for the last three years. Letting her love for the ocean take her around the world in search of new ocean experiences. Her soft-spoken charm is enough to keep the most anxious beginner calm and comfortable.

A Focus On Quality Experiences

We want to share the passion we have for the ocean with you and provide a quality intimate experience. Whether you are looking for a private tour or a team building event, our tours will have you feeling connected to the ocean and Portugal by days end.

We do not use iSUP’s (inflatable boards), our boards are very good quality rigid boards. Stable for beginners and at the same time very light, maneuverable and user-friendly. You can have a look here at the boards we use: Kumu Boards