- Explore some of the best coastal and offshore diving in the Azores
- Choice of accommodation to suit different tastes
- Dive wrecks, reefs, and remote offshore islands in search of passing pelagics
- Spend your afternoons exploring nature and the island culture
Get the ultimate Azores experience with Portugal Dive on the beautiful island of São Miguel. Spend your mornings exploring wrecks, reefs, and remote ocean banks with one of the island’s leading dive centres, before exploring the local culture or continuing the adventure with hiking, whale watching, and more. And finally, finish off your day exactly how you want to, with the choice of two beautiful hotels. When you book with Portugal Dive, you can rest assured that each part of your holiday will meet your every need.
About Portugal Dive Sao Miguel
Portugal Dive is a group of passionate Portuguese divers, who want nothing more than to dive with new friends and share their love for this incredible country and it’s underwater world. Having explored more than 250 diving spots - around the mainland, the Azores, and Madeira - nobody knows more about diving in Portugal. Whether you’re a laid-back recreational diver or an intrepid technical adventurer, Portugal Dive has all the information you need to choose the best dive spot or diving program. Plus, they’ll help you plan the dive and offer local support to ensure you dive the plan, visiting the sites you want to visit and seeing the sights you want to see. In other words... they worry, you dive.
Portugal Dive’s São Miguel trips offer two partner resorts which cater to different travel styles. Neat Hotel Avenida is a contemporary hotel which focuses on simplicity and unique Azorean hospitality. Rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated with mountain or city views. Hotel Marina Atlântico offers similar contemporary stylings, along with views of the marina, and a welfare spa complete with a swimming pool, treatment rooms and gym. Once the day’s diving is done, and on dry days, guests are able to explore the island at their own pace - be it whale watching, wandering through tea plantations, or hiking the dramatic volcanic peaks.
Diving with Portugal Dive Sao Miguel
The package offers a total of ten dives over five days focused on the incredible diving around São Miguel island - home to rays, sharks, amberjacks, and more. Portugal Dive works with the reputable Best Spot Azores on San Miguel, the only PADI & SSI Dive Center with 100% AWARE and Blue Oceans Partner in the Azores. Best Spot runs a fleet of three heavy duty RIBs for daily dives around Sao Miguel and is well known for its team of dive leaders that conduct marine biology research.
Based on São Miguel, you'll be able to explore an eclectic mix of dive sites, including exciting sea mounts, coastal reefs and even wrecks. Divers can expect pelagic species such as mobula rays, stunning underwater scenery and plentiful marine life, and with over 50 sites, you are guaranteed an adventure of a lifetime.
- Pack some comfortable clothing for exploring the island - São Miguel has some of the best hiking in the whole of the Azores.
- Don’t miss out on the view from the Miradouro da Lagoa do Canário, it’s one of the archipelago’s most iconic sights.
- The open-air thermal pools in Furnas are a great way to revitalise after a busy morning.
Diving in Azores
Whale sharkJune - October
SharksJuly - October
Devil rayJune - October
Manta RaysJune - October
Walls & pinnaclesYear round
Plentiful reef lifeYear round
WhalesMarch - October
DolphinsMarch - October