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Dive Azores

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Opens in 20 min: 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Ok diving and service

I came to Horta because Tiago mentioned he had planned to dive Princess Alice and shark dive, but... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
New York City, New York
Great diving experience

We had dived with this team last year, and we did it again this time. They made me feel confident... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
Évora, Portugal
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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...more
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Horta Marina, Horta, Faial Island 9900, Portugal
+351 967 882 214
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

I came to Horta because Tiago mentioned he had planned to dive Princess Alice and shark dive, but in the end they could not go before I had to leave because of weather. It's a bit disappointing but you can only blame the weather for...More

Thank ktigal
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We had dived with this team last year, and we did it again this time. They made me feel confident, which made the diving experience really enjoyable.

Thank PedroPRC
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Tiago and Joana are terrific! So conscious of the whales and the guests. No show boating here. So nice to tour with a company that genuinely cares about their environment. We saw 5 Sperm whales one was a calf, the Blue whale, fin whale, dolphins...More

Thank ccmr4
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
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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