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About Mantamaria Dive Center
Our diving center is located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, on the Island of Santa Maria, the southeastern most island of the Azores archipelago. This location offers ideal conditions for diving, not only because of its fantastic water visibility (up to 40 meters) and temperature (22-24ºC), but also because of its high level of biodiversity. This is considered by many as the best diving location in Europe, a 2 hours flight away from Lisbon. Santa Maria Island: There are a number of different types of dives around the island of Santa Maria. This is a direct consequence of the diverse geologic formations of the Azores archipelago - caves, tunnels and sand bottoms on the coast, small islets close to the coast or seamounts in the open ocean. Worth mentioning is the ‘’Baixa do Ambrosio’’ where a yearly concentration of mobula rays, unique in the world, occurs in the summer. Natural Reserve of Formigas and Dollabarat: Considered by many as the best dive site in Europe, this marine protected area lies in the open ocean, 20 nautical miles northeast of the island of Santa Maria. A vast number of marine species can be observed here - this is indeed the place where the largest number of pelagic species has ever been recorded. Boats: Manta - 7.10m, semi-rigid, 2xSUZUKI 90HP, 14 Persons Badejo - 8.00m, semi-rigid, HONDA 225HP, 20 Persons Rilusa - 7.10m, fibreglass, VOLVO PENTA 150HP, 8 Persons B-Trox Filling Station: This modern BAUER Pure Air certified filling station offers complete safety of operation and an exceptional air quality with up to 40% oxygen enriched air (Nitrox) Transport: 9-place van
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Jorge’s crew are everything you want and need from a dive center. Friendly, professional, and great divers. Their equipment is all new and during our time on the island, we had so many magical dives. Paulo was one of favourite dive masters and taught us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mantamaria, Gerente de recepção at Mantamaria Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Hello Claudia! thank you for diving with us, we had a great time here with you guys, hopefully we'll see you again next season. Stay safe, happy diving. Your Mantamaria Team!

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Our hotel Colombo is a bit far from the port but a friendly taxi driver takes us for 6 Euro. The club is well equipped, bottles are filled up to 250 bar :-) and the zodiacs are in good condition. There even a hot shower!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mantamaria, Gerente de recepção at Mantamaria Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Hello Axel! Thank you for the great time we had with you guys diving with us! We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes from the Mantamaria Team

Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

World class diving at the Formigas and Baixa do Ambrósio! Top crew and great gear at this amazing dive center! Expect a great experience. Very friendly and will give you the best diving experience at the Azores Carlos Leichsenring

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mantamaria, Gerente de recepção at Mantamaria Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Thank you Carlos for your kind words it was gret to have you here woth us, whenever you consider to come back let us know! Kind Regards from the Mantamaria Team

Reviewed September 26, 2017

The team was very nice, the equipment was in good condition, and the dives were safe and very beautiful!

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Date of experience: August 2017
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Mantamaria, Gestor de Front Office at Mantamaria Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2017

Dear C. Thank you for taking your time on writting us a review. We greatly appreciate your kind words. It was nice to have you diving with us. Sincere thanks, Mantamaria Team

Reviewed September 25, 2017

Good service and nice dives. Had a very good time there and will come back in the future. Everything oke

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Date of experience: August 2017
Thank jorgs531
Mantamaria, Gestor de Front Office at Mantamaria Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2017

Dear J. Thank you for taking your time on writting us a review. We greatly appreciate your kind words. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. We hope to see you in a near future. All the best! Sincere thanks, Mantamaria Team

Reviewed September 19, 2017

well planned scuba trips and a good tracking under water through our diving-guide; there more interesst places, there will be conquered.

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Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

Mantamaria is a small dive centre and it is highly dependable on the dive master that will accompany you. In our case we had Cedric who is great.

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Date of experience: September 2017
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Mantamaria, Gestor de Front Office at Mantamaria Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2017

Dear C. Thank you for taking your time on writting us a review. We greatly appreciate your kind words. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. Sincere thanks, Mantamaria Team

Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Just did our first two dives this morning with Mantamaria - superb team & great divings. The centre is run effectively and everyone in the team is helpful and try to make divers feel comfortable wherever they can. Cedric is an excellent dive guide, great...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Mantamaria, Gestor de Front Office at Mantamaria Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Dear D. Thank you for taking your time on writting us a review. We greatly appreciate your kind words. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. Sincere thanks, Mantamaria Team

Reviewed August 22, 2017

No manta but a lot of other fishs . The persons who take care about the diving center are very professionnel and give a lot of informations about the island

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Date of experience: June 2017
Thank falised
Mantamaria, Gestor de Front Office at Mantamaria Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Dear Sir/Madame Thank you for taking your time on writting us a review. We greatly appreciate your kind words. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. Sincere thanks, Mantamaria Team

Reviewed August 21, 2017

Specials thanks for Natércia and Cedric. Beautifull dives and the first baptême for my wife in wonderfull dive site.

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Date of experience: July 2017
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Mantamaria, Gestor de Front Office at Mantamaria Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Dear Y., Thank you for taking your time on writting us a review. We greatly appreciate your kind words. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. We hope to see you in a near future! Sincere thanks, Mantamaria Team

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