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CW Azores

Address: Cais da Madalena, Madalena, Pico, Portugal
Phone Number: +351292622622
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Evesham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Have just arrived back from one of the best holidays I've had, it was a beautiful island with lovely friendly people and fantastic fun going out to sea on a rib whale watching we saw whales and dolphins every day plus sea turtles. The holiday company we went with was Steppes Travel.

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Putten, Netherlands
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very friendly reception, briefing in various languages. Enthusiastic guys that seem to really enjoy what they are doing. Boat looked very well maintained and what I found refreshing: they asked for only a small deposit and payment was after return! So we didn't feel like 'money providers'. We were extremely lucky: they found a huge group of sperm whales and... More 

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Guelph, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great trip!!!!! Swimming with the dolphins was absolutely incredible!!! At first both slippers said everyone would get 1 or 2 dives in the water but everyone got at least 4! The skippers were some of the funniest and kind people I've ever met and I will definitely be returning as soon as I can!!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

We have been here for a week now and will stay another. So far all our expectations are met, and more. Very well organized dive-base, super-enthousiastic guides and skippers, great service, and excellent diving with sharks and mobula's, swimming with dolphins and whale watching make this a fantastic holiday. We asked to change accomodations once we arrived at our originally... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We booked a shark diving package with this company for the end of July 2013. Like other reviewers we also had some issues (particularly with whale watching lodge - our stay coincided with the town’s annual festival so the choice of accommodation available was limited) but CW could not have been more efficient, professional or helpful in immediately addressing them... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We spent June 30 to July 5, 2013 on Pico and had CW Azores arrange for a whale watching trip, a swim with the dolphins, and guide to climb Mt Pico, and a rental car for a day trip to Faial Island. The guides for the boat rides to see the whales and swim with the dolphins were wonderful. They... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I went diving for two days with CWAzores. I have been around the world, but this was one of the best dive centres so far. Everything was done with quality, the rental gear was in good shape, the boat was better than others` and the divemaster found every creature in dark holes. Not to mention diving with mobulas in Princess... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

it is the whole experience, the people and the whales. The ocean experience is nothing like the beach, the waves are FOR REAL, and you are there. The boats take you into the waves and near the whales. It is not like watching from 3 meters above the surface in a stolid metal structure. Amazing!!!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I found these guys to provide an excellent across-the-board range of activities, with a very friendly approach, an enormous amount of technical/ecological/scientific knowledge, a lot of passion for their work, a genuine desire to provide good experiences, a good-looking and well-kitted base of operations, good boats; but they are also slightly disorganized. One added point: the part-owners, Enrico and Michael,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We spent 2 weeks in Pico with CW Azores and I had the best experiences under the water that ive ever had. The facilities at the centre are very good with a team with so much enthusiasm, knowledge of there subjects, and skills as divers or skippers makes it in my experience the best centre Ive encountered. Pico by its... More 

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