A diving trip to the Azores also comprehends the Faial island, also called “The Blue Island” for the quantity of hydrangeas that make it so colorful. It is part of the central group of the archipelago. Colonized in 1432, it became a very important commercial port due to its strategic position. Its volcanic origin makes it interesting from a naturalistic point of view, and today is also famous for the presence of whales and dolphins . But the blue shark remains the main reason for a diving trip to Faial . Another characteristic is its depths , which offer many underwater experiences , also thanks to the good visibility that can reach up to 30 meters . The dives are offered from June to mid-October , a PADI Open water certification or similar is required.
The proposal includes two hotel solutions in the city of Horte to satisfy all your needs. The destination is also suitable for excursions and walks , for example the one that leads to the volcanic crater of Caldeira , but it is also suitable to discover beaches, like Praia do Almoxarife or Playa Norte . Finally in Porto Pim it is possible to visit the station of the Whales , where once the catches of this huge cetacean were processed. A trip to Faial is a mix of possibilities for sea lovers , not only for diving , but also for sightings and the many underwater sports that can be practiced on the island.
Minimum 2 participants
Departure from Italy by scheduled flight. Arrival on the Faial island and transfer to your hotel.
Accommodation in a standard room with breakfast.
Proposed hotels or similar:
Horta Hotel 3 * - standard category
Located on Faial Island in the Azores, the recently renovated Horta Hotel offers views of Pico Island and the Canal. It has 80 rooms with balconies, a large garden and an outdoor swimming pool.
The Horta's rooms are decorated in neutral tones and feature wooden furniture. They are all equipped with air conditioning, cable TV and private bathroom with hairdryer.
The hotel's panoramic restaurant serves international and regional dishes. The bar and lounge offer views of the sea, the garden and the outdoor pool.
Azoris Faial Garden 4 * - deluxe category
Located in the town of Horta on the Faial island, at only 5 minutes from the center and the marina, it has a total of 130 rooms. A Wellness Center with Hydromassage, Sauna, Turkish Bath, Gym and outdoor and indoor swimming pool, volleyball and tennis courts, also offers free parking in large green spaces.
It has a panoramic restaurant: the Varanda da Horta. It also has a Bar open all year round, with light meals and drinks service, and a Snack Bar with terrace during the summer.
Some information about diving:
A calm and sheltered bay that offers a wonderful variety of marine species, from small species to pelagic fish. It is just a few minutes by boat from the Diving Center.
BOCAS DAS CALDEIRINHAS
A natural reserve which originates from a submerged volcano. A vertical wall begins at 5 meters deep and reaches 80 meters deep. It is the perfect spot to admire all kinds of marine life, from Tuna to Grouper and a very suggestive scenery.
ILHÉUS DA MADALENA
Close to Pico Island, these two islets offer excellent diving spots. Starting from 10 meters up to 15 meters deep you can admire lots of fishes and an incredible scenery.
An old sunked boat which is still intact. Lying on a sandy bottom it is always surrounded by large fishes and triggerfishes. On the bottom there are always shoals of mullet. If certified, it is possible to enter the wreck (Wreck penetration)
PAREDE DO ALMEIDA
This vertical wall is rich in marine life, in a small cave located at the bottom you will find millions of small shrimps. You can also admire red scorpionfish and small crustaceans as well as the well-known sea cicadas.
Extra Diving Spot
Due to the weather conditions required to reach these spots, these dives must be booked locally
PRINCESS ALICE BANK
Probably the best known diving spot of the Azores Islands, it is located 45 NM from Faial Island and 50 NM from Pico Island. This submarine mountain is characterized by a large area with a minimum depth of 35-40 meters, surrounded by an area of more than 100 km with depths greater than 500 meters. The trip lasts under 3 hours, during which you can admire a wonderful panorama with the possibility of seeing turtles, dolphins and whales.
BLUE SHARK POINT
By choosing this spot you can undoubtedly experience strong and unforgettable emotions in the company of the elegant and beautiful Blue Shark. The best time to dive is between July and September.
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.
Quota individuale di partecipazione in camera doppia a partire da:
DAL 01/06/21 al 30/09/21
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|€ 1150||€ 490||
DAL 01/10/21 al 15/10/21
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|€ 980||€ 380||
DAL 01/06/21 al 30/09/21
DAL 01/10/21 al 15/10/20:
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