Diving trip to the Azores, in this small paradise in the middle of the Atlantic, which offers a wide choice of dives, from 13 to 50 meters deep, also thanks to the generally very good visibility. The island of Santa Maria in the southern part of the archipelago has got a hot and dry climate. The dives are proposed from July to October, months in which the water temperature varies between 18 ° and 24 °. The visibility in the Azores sea is generally higher than 30 meters. During the summer it is also possible to meet some whale sharks, but the seabed is populated by manta rays, barracudas and triggerfish. To enrich the whole spectacular caves and pinnacles. There are opportunities also for underwater photographers, who can discover small forms of marine life even at a depth of less than 20 meters. We recommend a 7 mm semi-dry wetsuit, it is necessary to have the PADI open water certification or similar.
But not only diving, this island is also ideal for those who want to indulge in some outdoor excursions, known as the “island of the sun” is rich in landscape and famous for its white beaches!
Minimum 2 participants
Departure from Italy by scheduled flight. Arrival on the island of Santa Maria and transfer to your hotel.
Accommodation in a standard room with breakfast.
Colombo Hotel 3 * sup
The Colombo Hotel offers different types of accommodation: double and single rooms, suites and apartments. All rooms have a terrace, telephone, minibar, television, safe air conditioning and bathroom with hairdryer. The Hotel is located in the northern part of the city of Vila do Porto, just 10 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from the city center. The hotel's privileged location offers a panoramic view of incredible landscapes.
The hotel also offers a swimming pool surrounded by large green areas, a gym with various machines, whirlpool, Turkish bath and spa.
The diving center, PADI 5 *, is located inside the hotel, and has a swimming pool, changing rooms, rental and sale of diving equipment, uses Bauer compressors and inside you will be looked after by a high-level team. It has two semi-rigid boats of 9 and 10 meters, both equipped with probe, d-gps, radar, oxygen kit and first aid to guarantee total safety for divers.
Some information about diving:
Located in the west of the island, approximately 6 miles from the port, it is one of the unmissable dives that must be made on the island. It is a spot with volcanic seabed full of recesses where Barracuda, Grouper and Smerigli can be found, and also there are frequent passages of Mante.
This spot extends from 17 to 50 meters deep.
Baixa de São Lourenço
Located in front of the bay of São Lourenço, in the east of the island, approximately 11 miles from the port, it is another unmissable diving spot that Santa Maria has to offer. We find a joint of submarine pinnacles with an extension between 17 and 50 meters. It is common to meet schools of Barracuda, Smerigli, Groupers, Moonfish and Triggerfish
Located in the northern part of the island 9 miles from the port, this spot is considered one of the best in Europe for diving. Normally we find groups of 12/17 Rays and Mantas but it can happen to spot groups of 40/50! This spot is a reserve created specifically for diving.
Located in the southern part of the island, 4 miles from the port. The spot is made up of countless underwater ridges, amazing lava formations and underwater canyons. There are also two tunnels that divers can easily walk through. Shoals of triggerfish and ocean amberjacks can be spotted, among others. It is very common to encounter different crustaceans. This spot is a reserve created specifically for diving.
Located in the eastern part of the island approximately 11 miles from the port. The maximum depth is 17 meters and at a depth of 13-14 meters we find a cave with 3 possible entrances that cross the island from one point to the other.
Baixa da Maia
Located in the eastern part of the island, 8 miles from the port, this spot is located on a small island in front of the town of Vila Maia. The islet measures 10m in length and starting from the surface we can dive from 18 to 28m in depth. This spot is a reserve created specifically for diving.
Breakfast and days at your disposal for relaxation and diving. The fee includes 10 dives.
Breakfast and check-out, in time transfer to the airport.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 1 July 2021 to 31 August 2021||€ 950||€ 270|
|From 1 September 2021 to 15 October 2021||€ 840||€ 220|
(B / L / D-AI): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner; (AI) = All Inclusive
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