We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dive Azores

Features Animals
Horta Marina, Horta, Faial Island 9900, Portugal
Share
Save
Review Highlights
We saw Blue Whales!!! Great team

Tiago and Joana are terrific! So conscious of the whales and the guests. No show boating here. So... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ccmr4
,
Red Deer, Canada
via mobile
Diving and whale watching

Very professional and experienced dive operation. Be warned that the water is cold - 22-23C at... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
notTheStig
,
Reading, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 44 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Dive Azores is a Whale & Dolphin Watching Eco-operator and a PADI and SSI Dive Centre based in the marina of Horta, Faial Island, owned and run by Joana and Tiago, both marine biologists and diving instructors, since 2003. “We operate a small, but high quality operation in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, offering our guests great whale watching and diving experiences through education, research and awareness.”
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mobula rays” (3 reviews)
“great diving” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Horta Marina, Horta, Faial Island 9900, Portugal
Write a ReviewReviews (44)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"mobula rays"
in 3 reviews
"princess alice"
in 4 reviews
"great diving"
in 2 reviews
"marine life"
in 2 reviews
"whale watching"
in 9 reviews
"joana"
in 7 reviews
"ruben"
in 2 reviews
"equipment"
in 6 reviews
"caves"
in 2 reviews
"knowledge"
in 3 reviews
"rib"
in 2 reviews
"team"
in 5 reviews
"trips"
in 4 reviews
"weather"
in 5 reviews
"sea"
in 4 reviews
"dolphins"
in 3 reviews
"volcano"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tiago and Joana are terrific! So conscious of the whales and the guests. No show boating here. So nice to tour with a company that genuinely cares about their environment. We saw 5 Sperm whales one was a calf, the Blue whale, fin whale, dolphins...More

Thank ccmr4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Very professional and experienced dive operation. Be warned that the water is cold - 22-23C at best! Local diving is interesting - look out for the big grouper, one of which is friendly enough to stroke if you approach it quietly! If you can handle...More

Thank notTheStig
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

As it was my girlfriend her first shark experience she was very happy with the professional and friendly service of Dive Azores. Very friendly staff and well equipped dive Center.

Thank Sven L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Spent a week diving with Dive Azores. They've shown me the submerged crater of the volcano, the caves - the home of eagle rays, the remains of the ships, and the magnificent manta rays at Princess Alice Bank. An opportunity to discover the depths of...More

Thank Ekaterina V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I went diving with Dive Azores a few times: dived some local sites, including edge of underwater volcano. I also went on special trips further away to Princess Alice bank and shark diving. Overall, I had a great time and I would repeat this trip...More

Thank Alexander U
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Went for 2 dives on Aug 2017, and planning to go back for more. First dive was a bit underwelming as I had huge expectations with the Azores as one of the best dive sites in the planet. It was nice but not breathtaking with...More

Thank 135nivs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Joanna, a marine biologist, and Tiego the captain, certainly impressed with their knowledge and efficiency by an early start which located a blue whale and allowed uninterrupted viewing for sometime before the armada arrived chasing it off. Equipped with sound locating equipment extra time was...More

1  Thank Finlegh G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We are openwater divers and had two superb leisure dives with Marianna in a group of 4 (including her). She was so knowledgeable, friendly and proactive - pointed out many marine life, and gave us great tips before/after each dive. Dive center's equipment were plentiful...More

Thank Piak Loo Y
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great team. I couldn't dive but was offered snorkelling. What an amazing experience, sharks, dolphins and manta rays. All equipment, food and drinks included on the trips. I felt very safe and the team made me feel very welcome. Thank you so much for helping...More

Thank M J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I did 10 dives with diveAzores. The package included a very good apartment 3 minutes walking from the diving shop, and the pickup/dropout at the airport. No surprises, all worked out well. Dive Azores has very good diving material. They make their best to make...More

Thank Miguel F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 10 hotels in Faial Island
Azoris Faial Garden - Resort Hotel
293 reviews
.15 km away
Hotel do Canal
457 reviews
.16 km away
Pousada Forte da Horta
221 reviews
.19 km away
Apartamentos Principe Apart Center
3 reviews
.37 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Casa Teahouse & Bar
235 reviews
.96 km away
Restaurante Genuino
632 reviews
.41 km away
Restaurant Atletico
263 reviews
.31 km away
Canto da Doca
472 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
Praia do Porto Pim
106 reviews
.58 km away
Peter Cafe & Scrimshaw Museum
408 reviews
.03 km away
Horta, Faial, Portugal
50 reviews
.41 km away
Porto Pim Aquarium
48 reviews
.81 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Phill D
9 April 2017|
Answer
Response from pkh1961 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Phil, We dived at Princess Alice Bank in September 2015. The site is situated about two hours from Horta. We dived with Dive Azores who were very careful to ensure that the weather was favorable before they agreed to do... More
2
Votes
;