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Diving Faial Island

Explore diving Faial Island

The dive on the island of Faial offers very easy dives with lots of life, small caves and some shipwrecks, with the highlights being the dive on the Princess Alice bank, where the sighting of mantas is regular, and the shark dives where the blue shark can be seen.

In the dives next to the island, the water temperature varies between 18ºC and 21ºC and the visibility between 10 and 20 meters. A 5mm or 7mm suit is recommended.

Due to its location you will only need light clothing with something warmer for the nights. It is recomended to bring some rainproof clothing because rain is failry frequent specialy in the months from October to April.

When to dive Faial Island

In Faial the diving season is only from June to October, due to adverse weather conditions in winter, fall and early spring.

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Common marine life sightings for Faial Island

More Information

By plane flying to Horta airport.

There are direct flights to the city of Horta from Lisbon, but you can also reach the island of Faial from Ponta Delgada (São Miguel), Lajes (Terceira) or the island of Flores. The best option (and the only company that makes internal flights in the Azores) is Azores Airlines by SATA.

However, there are plenty of alternatives with stopovers in other islands. You can fly to the island of Pico from Lisbon and then travel in one of the ATLÂNTICOLINE boats. There are several daily connections and the duration of the trip to the island of Faial is of only 30 minutes.

You can also travel to the island of São Miguel or to the island of Terceira with SATA – Air Azores, TAP Portugal, Air Berlin, Ryanair and EasyJet and then fly to Faial on one of the inter-island connecting flights operated by SATA.

By boat in to Horta Marina.

You can take the ferry boat to cross between islands

Time Zone
230 V
Bar (bar)
C, F
1st Stage
Domestic airports
Horta Airport (HOR)
International airports
Horta Airport (HOR)
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