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SCUBA DIVING PICO ISLAND
Discover with us the underwater marvels of the Azores!
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Shark dive with us! We are an authorised PADI Dive Resort (No. 799438)

SCUBA DIVING IN PICO - AZORES

Pico Island (Azores) is a new frontier for recreational scuba divers. The Gulf Stream and varied seafloor topography create ideal conditions for a rich, abundant and diverse underwater fauna that spans tiny invertebrates to huge pelagic fish and marine mammals.

The more adventurous can venture offshore to dive Princess Alice with mobulas and mantas or in blue water with elusive Blue and Mako sharks.
Coastal dives features many unexpected highlights too!

Water Temperature: From 16°C (winter) to 25°C (summer)
Visibility: From 15 to 30+ metres.
Shark Diving - Pico Island - Azores Dive with giant Mobulas at Princess Alice Octopus - Coastal Diving Pico Moray eel - Coastal Diving Pico
Stingray - Coastal Diving Pico - Azores Lava rock wall - Coastal Diving Pico Black coral - Coastal Diving Pico Island


Dive with mantas and mobulas in Princess Alice
Mantas and mobulas of Princess Alice - Photo by Jan Reyniers

PRINCESS ALICE BANK: A SEAMOUNT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ATLANTIC

Located 45 nautical miles south-west of Pico the Princess Alice Bank is a seamount that stands out for its biodiversity but more especially for the unique opportunity to encounter large groups of friendly mobulas or 'manta rays'.

The seamount rises from abyssal depths of more than 1500m to about 32m below the surface.

Strong currents can occur at any time so we usually conduct the entire dive from the safety of a descent line.

Nonetheless from here it is possible to witness large shoals of manta rays, barracuda, jacks, tunas even wahoos and bill-fish like the Blue Marlin.


Adventure Package for Divers

(includes Shark Diving and Princess Alice!)

SHARK DIVING

Many divers love sharks and have dived with them at popular destinations around the world. Nearly all will have dived with coastal or reef species but few will have ever seen the Blue Shark or Mako?
These are animals of the deep ocean and for many shark aficionados the most elusive and hard to see. Join us in Pico and you will not be disappointed!

Pick a time to visit our Shark Diving page.

Other interesting links about Shark Diving with us in the Azores:

PADI DIVE COURSES

Learn to dive or, if you are already a certified diver, continue your training by signing up to a PADI Course provided by the CW Azores diving instructors.

Download the following PDF files to learn more:

CetaceanWatching is an authorised PADI Dive Resort
Registration number: 799438
Assembling the diving gear Ready to dive
Adventures in the mid-Atlantic
Diving Princess Alice - Photo by Jan Reyniers
Blue sharks (Prionace glauca)
Blue sharks - Photo by Jan Reyniers

DIVE CENTRE AND BOATS

Our Dive Centre, an authorised PADI Dive Resort (No. 799438), is thoroughly equipped to ensure our guests the best safety standards.

Our boats are furnished with an Oxygen Kit and all dives are guided by Divemasters trained in first aid and rescue techniques.
Shark Diving Special - Adventure Package 2017

SHARK DIVING SPECIAL
Adventure Package 2017


Also includes Princess Alice!

PACKAGES AND PRICES

We are based on Pico Island - Azores.

Once you get to Lisbon, reaching us in the mid-Atlantic is just a matter of an extra 2.5-hour flight with either TAP or SATA airlines.


PRICE LIST:
  • 1 dive: € 45/person
  • 4 dives: € 169/person
  • 6 dives: € 243/person
  • 10 dives: € 370/person
  • 1 night dive: € 55/person
  • 1 cavern/dive: € 55/person
Diving Princess Alice:
(seamount located 45 nautical miles offshore)
  • 2 dives at Princess Alice: € 220/person
Shark Diving (Blue Shark and Mako):
(Each Shark Expedition lasts up to 5-6 ore and includes a single tank)
  • 1 Shark Expedition: € 175/person
Prices include tanks, weights and guide.

Please notice: Our dive guides are all PADI Divemasters or above. We are the only PADI Dive Resort on the island of Pico.







PADI web site
MERMAID - one with our diving boats


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