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Haliotis Dive Centre Faial

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334uwe wrote a review Sep 5
Gehrden, Germany2 contributions
Great experience. We had a blue shark dive with the crew and four more dives. Crew was friendly and professional. Diving is safe and well organized. They gave you all the time you need. Rooms to dress and undress are spacious and clean. Good diving boat. Dive center offers two tank dives, surface intervals on the boat.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Brian S wrote a review Aug 2021
Copenhagen, Denmark17 contributions
The dive center has really good and new rental equipment and a good diving boat. But the best the diving center has to offer is the diving crew - the instructors Joao and Ines. They were a lot of fun and their good mood made everyones days better. They were also very attentive and calm and tried to find the best possible divesites that the weather allowed.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Luke L wrote a review Aug 2021
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Good dives, unfortunately missed out on Princess Alice Banks due to the weather. Did a blue shark dive, and another 3 days with Haliotis. Very professional, knowledgeable staff. Flexible in dives to manage between different levels of diver, and more experienced divers get a full experience without being restricted by newer divers at the same site. Very friendly staff. Very island feels, certainly not rushing in the mornings to gear up and go.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Hannah O wrote a review Jul 2021
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We went diving with João, Inês and Luis in Horta and had an amazing time. They were so friendly and professional. The boat and dive centre were perfect. They have brand new Aqualung wetsuits which were a treat to wear. We would go back and dive again with them in a heartbeat! Fantastic experience.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Celiaxel wrote a review Jun 2021
London, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
We did 10 dives each with the Haliotis dive centre on Faial island in June 2021. It was our first time in the Azores and we discovered a very welcoming and friendly team who introduced us to the Azores marine life and culture. They were all very professional and helpful and the safety was always taken seriously without overshadowing the pleasure of diving. The dive centre is very well organised and equipped and the boat spacious and fast. This is a dive centre we highly recommend. Despite their best effort, the team could not warm up the water which was a bit cold for our liking: 16 to 18C and dives usually last as long as you have air (or get cold around 40 minutes for us). Their enthusiasm about diving and Azores was so great that it creates a very good atmosphere that you feel at home and do not want to leave. Many thanks to Inês, João, Luîs and Filipe and hope to see you again soon!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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