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CW Azores

Cais da Madalena, Madalena, Pico, Portugal
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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london
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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6 reviews 6 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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windsor
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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The Hague, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

A great team of excellent professionals and very friendly. I lost count how many times we went out with one of the boats for whale and dolphin watching and swimming with dolphins. We were never dissapointed. Thanks Enrico, Michael and our other friends of the crew.

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Paris, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

What to do on Pico, Azores? Rent bicycles, swim in natural pools if you're not afraid of cold waters, climb the mountains and learn about volcanic eruptions, visit Faial, go to whale museums... Go out on the sea !! CW Azores has a great team of divemasters that organize the tours according to the weather conditions in order to maximize... More

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2010

In July we made our second visit to Pico with CW Azores to build on a very enjoyable experience in May 2009. Our key interest is in scuba diving and underwater photography and in May 2009 we had on dipped our toe in the water and had enjoyed the island, the people and the overall experience. To get to Pico... More

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