Azores: Scuba Diving Activity Holiday
Europe's Best Kept Secret
The Azores are fantastic for a scuba diving holiday. The shores offer great opportunities to observe a variety of interesting fish, sea stars, eels, octopi, crustaceans and volcanic rock formations. For a holiday diving with whales offshore, the government requires a special permit, requested three months in advance. Falai island is a great location for diving and has a eco-friendly PADI certified school called Dive Azores, which is run by two marine biologists. Besides PADI courses and snorkeling trips, the school also offers “snorkeling with dolphins” and whale watching excursions. Pico and São Jorge are also great places for Azores diving holidays and swimming with dolphins. Pico Sport offers several packages and single excursions with high and low season prices.