- Shore based
- Expeditions & Safaris
- Group trips
- Liveaboard Departures
- Learn to dive!
The best season for scuba diving is from July through September, when the weather gets drier and the water temperature increases. Most of the times you can except clear water with 20-25m visibility. Manta rays are spotted every year in seamounts during July, August and September.
EXCELLENT FOR FAMILIES AND NON-DIVERS
MANTAS, WHALES, SHARKS, DOLPHINS
Lying in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, more than 1000km west of Portugal, the Azores comprise an archipelago of nine islands. They represent the emerging peaks of a huge submarine mountain chain known as the 'Mid-Atlantic Ridge' that divides the entire length of the ocean from North to South. Bathed in the warm waters of the Gulf Stream the islands unique landscape, nature and rich marine life are tightly connected to their origin and geographic location.
For all those seeking close encounters with whales, swims with dolphins, great adventures, scuba diving and fun snorkelling the incredibly abundant marine life will not disappoint.
The Azores are a new frontier for recreational scuba divers. The Gulf Stream and varied seafloor topography create ideal conditions for a rich, abundant and diverse underwater fauna that spans tiny invertebrates to huge pelagic fish and marine mammals.
The more adventurous can venture offshore to dive Princess Alice with mobulas and mantas or in blue water with elusive Blue and Mako sharks. Located at 45 nautical miles southwest of Pico the Princess Alice Bank is a seamount that stands out for its biodiversity but more especially for the unique opportunity to encounter large groups of friendly mantas and mobulas.