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Octopus Diving Center

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Address: Clube Naval da Praia da Vitoria, Avenida Beira - Mar, Praia da Vitoria, Terceira 9760-412, Portugal
Phone Number: 00351965431985
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Description: We would like to present you the Azores Archipelago as an unique and...
We would like to present you the Azores Archipelago as an unique and newest diving destination in nord Atlantic Ocean. Terceira Island is a quiet and relaxed holiday´s destination, away from the noisy crowds of massive touristic destinations. At diving center, we organize daily diving trips during the summer and throughout the year whenever the weather permits, as well as weekend boat & shore dives. We also provide recreational diving courses all year long.
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They make you feel like family!

Had a wonderful experience with the team from Octopus. Rita, Alex, John, and Nalo - they were all amazing. They are very caring with their guests, and aim to make sure you have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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English first
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful experience with the team from Octopus. Rita, Alex, John, and Nalo - they were all amazing. They are very caring with their guests, and aim to make sure you have a great time while diving safely. The dive at Split Rock was breathtaking. Would highly recommend these guys. My friend who was traveling with me went snorkeling... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A highlight of our trip to Terceira. Rita was great a recommending the type of trip we needed as I was travelling with 2 kids under 13 yrs old who had not been diving before. Alex, Nuno, Joao and Rita are great people and they go out of their way to ensure you have a great time. My kids were... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I had a great time diving with Octopus. Me, my dad and sisters went diving for 4 days, doing 2 dives a day. The crew of Octopus makes sure that they take you to the best dive sites around Terceira. We dived in small groups divided in a way that everybody gets the most out of their diving experience. They... More 

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Alexandre, Rita and João are a great team that run this small dive centre in a very professional way, but also very fun to be with and wonderfully attentive. We dove with Octopus for 1 week in June 2015 and had an amazing week, made possible by this team. Every dive was an exciting experience well guided in the safe... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My 5th dive with this company was absolutely amazing. Alex was so patient, and helpful. The dive was also my first shore dive, off the coast of the bay of Angra, to explore the Lidador wreck, a steamship that sunk in 1878. The ocean was clear, and the dive was very enjoyable. thank you Rita and Alex for such an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Me, my wife, and a friend received our open water diving certification from Octopus Diving Center while I'm stationed here for the 2015 year. Even though know little to no Portuguese, there was absolutely no language barrier between us and the staff. They were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. The best was that they were able to put together a fast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Great place! Very patient and professional. We came to Alex with only a short time before a trip we wanted to be certified to dive for. He worked with us and our schedule to get us certified to go on our trip. Our first dive outside of our class was in another country, the tour guide complimented us on our... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I had a great experience with this diving centre! The employees have a lot of experience (greetings to dive master Joao! :-)), put an emphasis on security, do not create any unnecessary stress during preparations (what I have, unfortunately, experienced too often in other dive centres), and are just VERY FRIENDLY. Special thanks to Rita who is smiling and relaxed... More 

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We were in Terceira in August 2014 and we made some diving there with Octopus DIving. Not only they've been extremely professional but they also showed a kindness which is definitely not that common among diving centers. If you're looking for some diving fun in Treceira we surely recommend them!

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I did my OWD course during 2 weeks-holiday on this nice island and can absolutely recommend to visit this diving-center! Rita and Alex are amazing people with the right focus on safety and comfort for their students. A nice personal feeling - it is like diving with close friends and no commercial "rush-through"! All trips were well prepared and even... More 

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