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Banco Condor
The Condor reef is the most popular place to dive with sharks, especially the blue shark. Here we feel the adrenaline running through our bodies,
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Banco Princesa Alice
This place has an extensive area with depths around 30 to 40mts, falling abruptly to greater depths.
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Baixa do Ambrósio
This reef is one of the most sought-after spots, even though it is considered a deep dive.
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Banco João Lopes
The João Lopes bank is constituted by a low. Its top is to approximately 14mts deep and falls to 40mts.
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Dori
"Dori", a 130mts long ship, participated in the military Operation Overlord. Rests at about 20mts of depth on a sandy bottom and is one of the most popular spots in the Azores.
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Gruta Azul
Here at the Gruta Azul (translated from the Portuguese: "Blue Cave") the maximum depth is around 17mts. When descending we can see
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Ilhéu das Formigas
As soon as we start to see a small lighthouse in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by small islets
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Baixa da Maia
The so-called "Maia Low" is a small islet. The zone that surrounds this islet in a radius of 150mts is considered
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Tubarão Baleia
This is a place recommended only to experienced divers since
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Gruta do Paralelo
The beginning of the dive is at around 15mts deep at a lava tube.
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Gruta dos Encharéus
Starting at 15mts deep, we have a long gallery with 2 sources of light entry points. We can observe Almaco jacks,
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Ilhéu da Vila
The dive begins at the top of a ridge towards the southern part of the island.
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Recife Dollabarat
This is a recommended place for experienced divers only as it is located far from a harbor and in a place prone to strong currents.
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Ilhéu das Lagoinhas
Around the Ilhéu das Lagoinhas there are several reefs, ranging from the deepest at 22mts
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Pedrinha
The marine reserve area of downtown Pedrinha is one of the best known
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Baixa da Penedia
The top of the low is only 3mts deep and goes up to 32mts.
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Baixa do Norte
A sheltered place starting at 6mts of depth and descending in a gentle slope up to 14mts deep.
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Baixa da Feteira
Although the low's top is only 12mts away, this dive is recommended for experienced divers, since it is located about half a mile off the coast,
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Baixa do Sul
The low of the South less deep and more extensive, having spectacular formations.
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Baixa dos Cedros
Pinnacle starting at 18mts of depth and falling vertically to 30mts.
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Boca das Caldeirinhas
Its name is due to the fact that it is made at the opening of the crater of the Monte da Guia volcano, which communicates with the sea at its southern end.
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Canhões de Entre os Montes
The depth at this location varies between 18 and 22mts. In addition to the abundant marine life, we can see several canoes and other centenary pieces that were moved
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Radares
This particular site has greater depths and because it is outside the bay protection, it has moderate currents. Hence why
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Baixa da Senhora da Guia
The mount top forms a platform between 4-8 mts of depth. In this platform, we can observe large quantities of colored fish such as Kingfish,
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Gruta dos Camarões
The Shrimp Cave is a deep dive, carried out inside a long and narrow corridor,
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Amora
Amora is located on the South coast of São Miguel Island. This spot landscape is characterized by big rolled stones on a sandy bottom.
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Ancoras do Ilhéu
This dive site consists of a small basin of about 40mts long, where we can find several hundred-year-old
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Arcadas do Judeu
A shallow spot, located in a small cove in front of the Ilhéu das Cabras (Goats Islet). Here we can find imposing rock formations.
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Arcos da Caloura
The Caloura Arches are situated in a protected bay and between 5mts and 18mts deep. It is an excellent place for all types of dives, including snorkeling.
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Arcos da Formosinha
Formosinha Arches are, as its name itself, a set of arches that are a very interesting dive at low depths with great marine diversity.
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Baixa da Barca
Baixa da Barca (translated into English: Barca Low) is a fantastic and challenging dive, recommended to the more experienced, because of its strong currents.
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Arcos do Pocinho
This dive starts at about 9mts deep, in a lava flow, which goes up to 23mts.
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Baía de Entre os Montes
Ideal place for several types of diving, such as night dive, scuba and even snorkel. This is because this is an area protected from the winds and currents.
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Catedral Flores
Depths varying from 6 to 30mts making it accessible to all types of dives, including snorkeling. This spot owes its name to
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Baixa da Vila Nova
This dive site requires experience on the part of the divers, because since it is far away from the coast it has a lot of currents.
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Baixa das Castanhetas
Due to the great differences of depth, this spot is very versatile for various types of diving experiences. This place is very diverse in its landscape from tunnels,
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Baixa de Entre-Morros
This spot consists of a small island near land, that goes up to 10mts of depth. In the area around this island we can see shoals of Salemas,
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Baixa do Buraco
Here we can choose several circuits depending on the depth desired. Still on the boat, we can frequently see in the transparent waters
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Baixa do Amigo
The mount top is only at 15mts deep, but the deepest zones reach 40mts.
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Baixa do Espelho
Suitable place for all type of divers and also for snorkelers.
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Baixa do Farol
The mount top is around 14mts deep and here we begin to observe schools of Salemas, Triggerfish, Morays and Groupers.
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Baixa do Ferreiro de Dentro
The depth varies between 5 and 30mts, so it is possible to make various types of dives and it gives access to all types of divers, including snorkelers.
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Baixa do Ferreiro de Fora
The mount top is at 7mts of depth. Here we see Kingfish, Queenfish, Damselfish, Triggerfish, Crickets and Barnacles.
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Baixa do Frade
Local near the coast, which allows snorkeling. It is 7mts deep and full of colorful fish typical of the Azores, as well as chubs
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Baixa do Morro
Zone away from the coast, with some current and with a maximum depth of 60mts. For these reasons
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Baixa do Pesqueiro Longo
With depths ranging from 6 to 96 mts, depending on the choice of diving profile,
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Baixa do Terceirense
The top consists of a platform at 5mts deep where we can find a large variety of small colored fish
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Baixa dos Badejos
The top of this rock is located on a large platform about 16mts deep that falls vertically to the 35mts. Here among the rocky blocks, rolled stones
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Baixa dos Rosais
This dive is usually done at about 15mts deep, on the mount top.
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Baixa Rasa
The dive starts on a small islet where normally there are strong currents. So, for that reason, it is only recommended to experienced divers.
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Baixio da Ponta Queimada
This dive is located just 3 minutes by boat from Porto das Velas. The Baixio da Ponta Queimada consists of a coastal "low" located about 250m from
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Banco Dom João de Castro
This spot is actually a submerged volcano, having had its last eruption in 1720. Its top is about 13mts deep, but it was not always like this.
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Cabeços do Ilhéu
This location is recommended only for experienced divers, due to its currents and maximum depth. Excellent for technical diving.
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Cachorro
This spot is formed by crosses of arches and tunnels. There are plenty of schools of fish such as Kingfish, Queenfish, Parrotfish and Damselfish.
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Calheta do Lagador
The Calheta do Lagador dive is done from the coast, in the Biscoitos bathing area located on the North coast of Terceira Island.
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Caneiro dos Meros
This dive is performed along several large ravines or ‘caneiros’ formed by lava flows, with some sandy patches.
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Cemitério das Âncoras
In this "Anchors Cemetery" there are around 40 anchors, left in this place for several hundred years.
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Cinco Ribeiras
Dive accessible to all types of divers. Natural swimming pool in sheltered place, ideal for snorkeling.
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Corais de São Caetano
The dive begins at about 3mts, on a sandy and pebble bottom.
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Ilhéu da Gaivota
A small islet located about 50mts from the coast in a sheltered area which allows a very quiet dive.
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Gamela
Gamela is located in front of the port of Corvo Village a few tens of meters from the coast,
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Baixa da Ponta do Marco
This spot is located far from the harbor. The mount top in the 20-25mts, in a zone subject to currents.
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Arcadas de São Roque
The diving starts from the natural pools, at 3mts of depth
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Morro do Castelo Branco
The area is characterized by the appearance of interesting rock formations formed by lava.
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Moldinho
Also known as the "Atlas Stone", Moldinho lowers from 45mts deep to 4mts deep. It is only advisable for experienced divers
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Ilhéu do Topo - Sul
Although this dive takes place at moderate depths (between 5-22mts) this spot is often affected by strong currents,
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Terceirense Wreck
This shipwreck dive is in close proximity to the harbour, which makes for an easy dive for divers of all experience levels.
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Baixa dos Lourenços
Recommended for experienced divers due to the possibility of strong currents as well as its depth,
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Fradinhos
This spot is recomended to experienced divers, due to its strong corrents, waves and depth.
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Espalamanca Norte
This spot is characterized by large rounded stones on a sandy bottom,
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Gruta do Ilhéu das Cabras
This cave is located on the north side of the Goats island, also called the Eagle Rays Cave due to the fact that we can observe a large number of them in its interior.
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Lidador
This easy and shallow dive is excellent for less experienced divers and is perfect for beginners and snorkellers.
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