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Dive Azores

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Horta Marina, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
+351 967 882 214
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Diving and whale watching

Very professional and experienced dive operation. Be warned that the water is cold - 22-23C at... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2017
Reading, United Kingdom
via mobile

As it was my girlfriend her first shark experience she was very happy with the professional and... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2017
Sven L
Dilbeek, Brabant, Belgium
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Dive Azores is a Whale & Dolphin Watching Eco-operator and a PADI and SSI Dive Centre based in the marina of Horta, Faial Island, owned and run by Joana and Tiago, both marine biologists and diving instructors, since 2003. “We operate a small, but high quality operation in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, offering our guests great whale watching and diving experiences through education, research and awareness.”
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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Horta Marina, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
Horta Marina, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
+351 967 882 214
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Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Very professional and experienced dive operation. Be warned that the water is cold - 22-23C at best! Local diving is interesting - look out for the big grouper, one of which is friendly enough to stroke if you approach it quietly! If you can handle...More

Thank notTheStig
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

As it was my girlfriend her first shark experience she was very happy with the professional and friendly service of Dive Azores. Very friendly staff and well equipped dive Center.

Thank Sven L
Reviewed September 4, 2017

Spent a week diving with Dive Azores. They've shown me the submerged crater of the volcano, the caves - the home of eagle rays, the remains of the ships, and the magnificent manta rays at Princess Alice Bank. An opportunity to discover the depths of...More

Thank Ekaterina V
Reviewed August 26, 2017

I went diving with Dive Azores a few times: dived some local sites, including edge of underwater volcano. I also went on special trips further away to Princess Alice bank and shark diving. Overall, I had a great time and I would repeat this trip...More

Thank Alexander U
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Went for 2 dives on Aug 2017, and planning to go back for more. First dive was a bit underwelming as I had huge expectations with the Azores as one of the best dive sites in the planet. It was nice but not breathtaking with...More

Thank 135nivs
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

Joanna, a marine biologist, and Tiego the captain, certainly impressed with their knowledge and efficiency by an early start which located a blue whale and allowed uninterrupted viewing for sometime before the armada arrived chasing it off. Equipped with sound locating equipment extra time was...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

We are openwater divers and had two superb leisure dives with Marianna in a group of 4 (including her). She was so knowledgeable, friendly and proactive - pointed out many marine life, and gave us great tips before/after each dive. Dive center's equipment were plentiful...More

Thank Piak Loo Y
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Great team. I couldn't dive but was offered snorkelling. What an amazing experience, sharks, dolphins and manta rays. All equipment, food and drinks included on the trips. I felt very safe and the team made me feel very welcome. Thank you so much for helping...More

Thank M J
Reviewed September 18, 2016

I did 10 dives with diveAzores. The package included a very good apartment 3 minutes walking from the diving shop, and the pickup/dropout at the airport. No surprises, all worked out well. Dive Azores has very good diving material. They make their best to make...More

Thank Miguel F
Reviewed September 17, 2016

We visited in September, thinking we may not get to do that much diving as the weather wasn't great. The weather wasn't perfect, but still pretty good for diving, so we got plenty of dives in and had an amazing time. The Azores is an...More

Thank Jason M
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Phill D
April 8, 2017|
Response from pkh1961 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Phil, We dived at Princess Alice Bank in September 2015. The site is situated about two hours from Horta. We dived with Dive Azores who were very careful to ensure that the weather was favorable before they agreed to do... More