Isolated in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, Faial island is becoming a well known destination for whale watching and scuba
diving. Verdant and tranquil, with beautiful landscapes and an incredible blue ocean, the island remains untouched by mass
tourism. Travel around Faial and discover the beauty of Caldeira and Capelinhos volcano, marvel at the abundance of flowers,
enjoy the panoramic views of Pico and S. Jorge islands or take a day to visit them (only 15 and 60 min. by ferry from Faial).
Located in the marina of Horta, Faial island, Dive Azores dives some of the best dive sites in the archipelago.
Steep walls, gentle slopes, volcanic arches, seamounts, caves and islets make the azorean underwater scenarios
diverse and unique. The selection of the dive sites is made according to the divers experience and weather conditions.
We also organise diving trips to Pico and S. Jorge islands. All dives are boat dives.
The best season for scuba diving is from June to September, when the weather gets drier and the water temperature
increases. Most of the times you can except clear water with 20-25m visibility.
We advise a 7mm wet or semi-dry suit. For July and August 5mm is enough for most divers.
The marine life in the Azores is diverse and abundant.
Pelagic fishes like tuna, barracudas, jacks, sardines and mackerels are common from June to September.
Manta rays are spotted every year in seamounts during July, August and September.
Morays, stingrays, dusky groupers, comb groupers (unique to Azores and Madeira), wrasses, parrot fishes, trigger fishes,
breams and damselfishes are common in most dives. Caves, rocky crevices and fissures are a good place to find
nudibranches, sponges, molluscs, lobsters and other crustaceans.