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Azores - Diving in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean

  • From

    € 1.049,00 /diver

  • What's the plan?

    8 days program with 4 days diving, 8 dives of your choice, program for 2

  • Base location

    Azores Archipelago, Santa Maria or São Miguel (other locations available)

  • Diving area

    Azores Islands, several spots, from Santa Maria or São Miguel (other areas available)

  • What else do you get?

    Transfer Airport - Place of stay - Airport
    8 days, 7 nights in a 3-star hotel or apartment at Vila do Porto or Ponta Delgada (room for 2).
    Tanks and weights.

  • This package includes local support during your stay;
    If you want to add something different or to change the timeline, just talk to us.

The package

"Dive into the extraordinary underwater world of the Azores Archipelago. Explore breathtaking dive sites, from vibrant reefs to stunning volcanic formations. Immerse yourself in crystal-clear waters teeming with diverse marine life, including dolphins, whales, and unique species. Discover the best scuba diving experiences on islands like Faial, Pico, São Miguel, Santa Maria, Terceira, and Flores. With certified dive centres, professional guides, and unforgettable underwater adventures, the Azores is a premier destination for scuba diving enthusiasts. Plan your extraordinary diving journey in the Azores Archipelago today."

Day 1

You will arrive at the Santa Maria International Airport.
From there you'll go to the hotel that will be your base camp for the next eight days.
You are here because you chose to dive the Atlantic Ocean, but a different part of it, in the location most divers consider one of the best in the world.

Days 2 to 6

These 5 days, during the morning, are dedicated to diving.
You will depart from Santa Maria heading towards a fantastic experience. If you are used to diving in the Atlantic, it's nothing like that.
The diving here it's excellent.
In the diving centre, you will be asked about many options but we cannot omit our favourites.
Baixa do Ambrosio is for sure one of them. This reef is one of the most sought-after spots, Although the bottom depth is found at 50mts you can opt to stay on the rope between 2 and 15mts, enough to observe the huge shoals of fish, devil rays, etc. The depth's not a problem, this place is also fantastic for snorkelling,
Many others to dive, but our second reference goes to the Blue Cave.
Translated from the Portuguese: "Gruta Azul", this is a beautiful cave you'll see descending, at about 13mts. There are 3 possible entrances to this cave that cross the island from one end to another. And we say no more. You'll see - and feel - why.

Diving the Azores is diving with sharks, manta-rays, swimming with shoals of different species and even getting to see wales. All this is waiting for you if you choose this incredible visiting and diving trip.

It is said that the Azores are the Switzerland of the Atlantic, regarding its natural beauty. For us scubadivers, it is surely the most exotic diving destination, on a 2 hours flight from Lisbon!
An enormous wale-shark swim by a group of lucky divers.
Do you want to get pics like this?

Mother Nature has created a land full of natural beauty, ready to be explored, in the blue immensity of the Atlantic Ocean: the Azores.
So after the dives and on the remaining days walking and visiting is mandatory! And even some hiking.
To the East, on the island of Santa Maria where you'll be staying, the beaches of warm white sand are inviting, and the vineyards covering the slopes like an amphitheatre resemble giant staircases.
This is just one of the nine Azores' islands, nine small worlds that have as many similarities as differences, but where the friendliness of their inhabitants is shared by all.

Day 7

Surface interval, yes, it has to be.
One more day at the beach? Why not. Go for it!

Day 8

Time to say goodbye. It's departure day.
If you want us to take you to the airport remember to call your Portugal Dive Buddy.

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Scuba diving in the Azores Archipelago is a truly remarkable experience that attracts divers from around the world. Located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the Azores offer a unique and diverse underwater ecosystem. Here are some key aspects of scuba diving in the Azores: 1. Marine Biodiversity: The Azores boast an abundance of marine life, including a wide range of fish species, dolphins, whales, sharks, turtles, and various invertebrates. Divers have the opportunity to encounter these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat. 2. Underwater Volcanic Formations: The archipelago is formed by a volcanic hotspot, resulting in spectacular underwater landscapes. Divers can explore breathtaking volcanic formations, lava caves, and submerged cliffs, providing an otherworldly diving experience. 3. Visibility and Water Conditions: The Azores are known for their exceptional visibility, often exceeding 30 meters (100 feet). The clear waters offer excellent conditions for underwater exploration, allowing divers to fully appreciate the stunning underwater scenery. 4. Wreck Diving: The Azores are home to several shipwrecks, providing captivating sites for wreck diving enthusiasts. The wrecks serve as artificial reefs, attracting a diverse array of marine life. 5. Dive Sites: Each island in the Azores Archipelago has its own unique dive sites and characteristics. São Miguel, the largest island, offers a variety of diving opportunities, including underwater caves and lava tubes. Pico Island is known for its volcanic landscapes and encounters with large marine species like manta rays and whale sharks. Faial Island is renowned for its vibrant marine life and encounters with dolphins and whales. Other islands like Terceira and Flores also offer fantastic diving experiences. 6. Dive Centers and Safety: The Azores have well-established dive centers with experienced instructors and guides who prioritize safety. They offer a range of services, including dive trips, equipment rentals, and training courses for divers of all levels of experience. It's worth noting that the water temperature in the Azores can vary throughout the year, ranging from 15°C (59°F) in the winter to 23°C (73°F) in the summer. Therefore, a suitable wetsuit or drysuit should be worn depending on the season. Whether you're an experienced diver or a beginner, scuba diving in the Azores Archipelago provides an unforgettable adventure with its captivating marine life, unique volcanic formations, and stunning underwater landscapes. 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To the East, on the island of Santa Maria, the beaches of warm white sand are inviting, and the vineyards covering the slopes like an amphitheatre resemble giant staircases. São Miguel, the largest island, is seductive with its Sete Cidades and Fogo Lagoons. The power that emanates from the earth is felt in the geysers, hot thermal waters and volcanic lakes, as well as in the tasty "Cozido das Furnas" slowly cooked inside the earth. In the Central Group, the islands of Terceira, São Jorge, Pico, Faial and Graciosa are set harmoniously in the deep blue sea, where whales and dolphins can be spotted, to the delight of visitors. On Terceira, the World Heritage town of Angra do Heroísmo, as well as its festivals, is steeped in history. Faial is the cool blue of the hydrangeas, the marina painted colourfully by yachtsmen from all over the world and the extinct Capelinhos volcano, which resembles a lunar landscape. In front is Pico, a mountain that emerges from the sea, with vineyards planted in black lava fields, a unique culture that also has World Heritage status. On São Jorge, the highlights are the Fajãs and the cheese, a unique specialty with an unmistakable flavour. Graciosa, graceful in both name and appearance, is an island of green fields covered with vineyards that contrast with its peculiar windmills. In the Western group, on the island of Flores, the beauty of the natural waterfalls and lakes carved out by volcanoes is dazzling. The tiny island of Corvo has a broad, beautiful crater at its centre, and attracts many species of birds coming from both Europe and America. These are the Azores. Nine islands, nine small worlds that have as many similarities as differences, but where the friendliness of their inhabitants is shared by all. 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