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Diving in the Azores

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The varied seafloor topography creates ideal conditions for a rich, abundant and diverse underwater fauna that spans tiny invertebrates to huge pelagic fish and marine mammals.


At our location we have access to amazing dive spots for all levels of diver!


Just outside our marina, and less than 5 minutes away, we have access to the islet of Vila Franca, which is full of diverse dive spots with different depth ranges. 


Along the south coast there are other dive spots for all kinds of divers; volcanic arches, canyons and reefs!

When to dive in the Azores

Seasons in the Azores play a huge role in what can be seen and the conditions of your dive. The winter months see water temperature dropping to 58F (14C). The spring is when tourists start arriving, night diving at this time is fantastic with sightings of tope shark, squid, thornback rays and clouds of krill to name a few.

July to October is high season in the Azores, due to the manta seasons that operate from Pico, Faial and Santa Maria islands.

Visibility off the coast of the Azores varies from 15ft to 120ft (5m to 40m) due to the numerous upwellings and thermoclines, however the offshore dives enjoy constant 105ft (35m) visibility due to the deep water that exceeds 7000ft (2000m).

Where to dive in the Azores

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More Information

Getting to the Azores is not complicated but can take time. Many international airports fly direct to Sao Miguel (the largest Azorean island). to Ponta Delgada Harbor.

Are you flying from Zurich? Our partner Edelweiss will fly you to Ponta Delgada. 23kg dive luggage is included in the flight price.

Car, moped and bike rental is available on the islands.

Time Zone
230 V
Bar (bar)
B, C, F
1st Stage
Domestic airports
Lajes Airport (TER)
International airports
Lajes Airport (TER)
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