Dive Azores

8 days in 

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With its dramatic landscapes, rugged coastlines, and endless stretches of black sand beaches, São Miguel beckons as a haven for scuba divers. This island paradise unveils unspoiled natural beauty, inviting you to uncover a world of underwater wonder.

Highlights

  • Gain your open water qualification in a diver's paradise with a wide variety of sea life
  • Take part in a beach clean-up, helping to protect the wildlife that calls this stunning island home
  • Spot some of the 24 different species of whales and dolphins that can be found in the Azores
  • Dive into the vibrant depths of the Atlantic Ocean and immerse yourself in a world of biodiversity on a diving & snorkelling adventure
  • Trek around Lagoa das Sete Cidades, one of the seven Natural Wonders of Portugal

Teachers!

All of our expeditions are completely tailored to your needs – if you’re undecided about where to go, just call us, we love sharing ideas. The world really is your oyster!

Expedition

  • Explore an underwater landscape

    Gain your open water or advanced open water qualification in the waters surrounding this volcanic archipelago. Over three days, you'll plunge into a diver's utopia. Encountering a mesmerising array of marine life, from majestic blue sharks and whale sharks to elusive mako sharks, mobula rays, and manta rays.

  • Be part of a conservation effort

    Spend an afternoon after your diving course taking part in a beach clean up to help preserve the pristine beauty of this island paradise, ensuring the protection of the vibrant wildlife that thrives on the island.

  • Learn about biodiversity

    The Azores are renowned for whale and dolphin watching, as the islands are an essential stopover for many species of migrating marine mammals. As a bonus, these incredible encounters occasionally include an additional species - giant oceanic mantas. The largest ray in the world, these massive filter feeders can reach a stunning seven meters across.

  • Explore Natural Wonders

    About 1km from the coast, the Islet of Vila Franca do Campo is a result of the crater of an ancient, submerged volcano and is one of São Miguel’s main tourist attractions. Classified as a Nature Reserve, the walls of its crater are lined by endemic vegetation, while inside there is an almost perfectly circular natural lake, which is linked to the sea by a narrow channel. An excellent location for a sea kayaking adventure.

What to expect

  • Terrain

    São Miguel, also known as the Green Island, is the biggest island in the Portuguese Azores archipelago, with a diverse landscape. It is known for its volcanic & lush scenery, flora, and rich marine life, including whales & dolphins. The twin crater lakes of Sete Cidades, one green and one blue, lie to the northwest. To the east, Furnas has fumaroles and hot springs. Whichever part of the island you travel to, the cliffs are simply marvellous.

  • Weather

    Located in the North Atlantic, the Azores has a moderate, maritime climate with warm summers and mild winters. The hottest months fall between June and August when temperatures can reach 28°C due to the effects of the passing Gulf Stream. The best time of year to travel is between May and Mid-October.

  • Culture

    Over the years, the Azores culture has been crafted from Portuguese traditions and its own proud regional identity. Religion remains at the heart of the Azores Island culture, with festivals and celebrations dominating the calendar, in addition to retaining traditional cooking techniques and celebrations of their whaling and agricultural past.

We’re always happy to talk travel and would love to find out more about your ideas.

Please do call or email us for more information, to organise a first meeting, or even just for a chat. We’ll be delighted to hear from you.

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