. Azores Underwater - in Santa Maria - via São Miguel
There are several different types of dives around the island of Santa Maria. This is directly related to the diverse geologic formations of the Azorean archipelago caves, tunnels and sand bottoms around the coast, in low lying areas close to the coast or in submarine mounts or peaks further from the coast. Noteworthy that the Baixa do Ambrósio there is a yearly concentration of Devil rays unlike any other place in the world. Natural Reserve Formigas and Dollabarat considered by many as the best diving location in Europe, the reserve is located 20 miles northeast off the island of Santa Maria in open sea. A vast number of subaquatic species may be observed here. It should be noted that the highest number of sightings of the pelagic species takes place in this area of the archipelago.
Day by Day
Day 1 - São Miguel / Santa Maria
Meet & greet at the airport of São Miguel island for interisland flight tickets delivery. Flight to Santa Maria (20 minutes). Transfer from the airport to the hotel.
Day 2 - Santa Maria
Day 3 - Santa Maria
Day 4 - Santa Maria
Day 5 - Santa Maria
Day 6 - Santa Maria
Day 7 - Santa Maria / São Miguel
Transfer from the hotel to the airport. The flight to São Miguel MUST be at the end of the day. Transfer from the airport to the hotel.
Day 8 - São Miguel
Transfer from the hotel to the airport.
Included / Not Included
- 7 nights (breakfast included depending on the hotel selected)
- Assistance at the airport of São Miguel for flight tickets delivery
- Arrival and departure transfers between the airport of Santa Maria and the hotel
- Transfers between the hotel and diving center in the island of Santa Maria
- Arrival and departure transfers between the airport of São Miguel and the hotel
- 10 regular dives in Santa Maria (2 dives per day)
- Full tank, weights, dive guide and activity insurance
- Flight ticket São Miguel/Santa Maria/São Miguel
- Issuing of ticket 15 days prior to departure
- Cancellation before departure: 50% refund
- Cancellation after departure date non-refundable
- Rerouting after departure: no refund unless due to death of passenger or family member
- Voluntary routing changes after issuing ticket permitted to upgrade to normal fare
- Change name after issuing ticket permitted with penalty
- Symbolic contribution to social & environmental institutions: Rabo de Peixe Sabe Sonhar & Life Priolo: 1,00€
- Full diving equipment
- Supplements for private or specific dives (natural reserves of Dollabarat, Formigas, Baixa do Ambrósio). Please consult the local diving company.