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Octopus Diving Center

Clube Naval da Praia da Vitoria, Avenida Beira - Mar, Praia da Vitoria, Terceira 9760-412, Portugal
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Hamburg, Germany
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Offenbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

When I approached the Octopus Diving Center, I only had been snorkeling before. Alex and Ritsa said they would take me for a one on one dive to Angra for exploring the wreck in the bay, and I could barely stand to wait anymore. These guys immediately gave me a feeling of trust and good care, so I could totally... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Alex and Rita are AMAZING! They are friendly, warm, patient and extremely experienced divers. They use very good quality gear and they don't cut corners on anything regardless of whether this is your first dive or your 100th - that is exactly the kind of people that you want to be diving with, you will be in the best hands... More

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I found Octopus Diving Center while looking for a diveshop on the island that offered the Advanced certification - as a result I completed five dives with them. Alex and Rita were fantastic, as was the rest of their team. All equipment can be rented, and the dive shop is in the center of town in Praia Vitoria. I strongly... More

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Praia da Vitoria, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Never in my life did I imagine scuba diving!! Thank you Alex and Rita for an amazing experience!! I cannot wait to go again!!

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Praia da Vitoria, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

One of the best experiences of my life!! Alexandre and Rita are the sweetest persons to dive with. In the begging I was a little nervous, but immediately they made me feel comfortable despite being in a total different environment. They are really patient, careful, professional and take us to great places to dive, like a sunken boat!! For sure... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Thanks Alex and Rita for the amazing experience! Your support, instructions and safety awareness made me feel like I was doing this for years (despite my the lack of experience)! I will come back! Wait for me!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Been diving with my son last summer in the Azores with this friendly and above all very professional diving school. Rita and Alex were very friendly and helpfull. I was very impressed by the loving and caring way Joao guided my 14 year old daughter on her first try-dive and gave her an unforgettable experience! Erik Kulderij

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OCTOPUSdivingcenter, Owner at Octopus Diving Center, responded to this review

Hello Erik. Thank you very much for your great review. It was also for us a pleasure to dive with you. Hope you already have one more buddy to dive!!!:) Grettings for you and your lovely family. Wish you very good dives. Rita e Alex More

Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Me and my friend went diving with Octopus Diving Center. super friendly, and skilled diving instructors - that do their out most to give you the best possible experience .

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OCTOPUSdivingcenter, Owner at Octopus Diving Center, responded to this review

Hello Michael, hope everything is fine with you. Thanks a lot for your review. We wish we could had more time to show you much more....we hope to meet you again here. Greetings for you and Daniel. Rita e Alex More

Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I am glad I had the opportunity to dive with this great experts running the Octopus Diving Center for the first time during my holidays in Azores. They will always welcome you with a perfect smile and looking forward to offer you the best dive you can imagine. Rita, Alex, Joao and Gui will became not only a great guide... More

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OCTOPUSdivingcenter, Owner at Octopus Diving Center, responded to this review

Hello Catalina, Thank you so much for your GREAT review. It was a pleasure to dive and to spend some time with you too. It feels so good when we meet beautiful people as you. Thanks for all. Lots of kisses and good luck with everything. Keep smiling!!!:) Rita and Alex More

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