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About Arraia Divers
PADI Five Star Resort. With Arraia Divers you can discover the best of the underwater world around Terceira. The Azores volcanic origin provides a distinct topography which is perfect for scuba diving. Our main focus is providing a safe fun experience for everyone and with us you are guaranteed personal service! • Discover Scuba Diving • Recreational Diving/Daily Dive Trips • PADI Dive Courses • Diver Development Courses • Staff fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French
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Angra do Heroismo, Terceira, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a great holiday on Terceira in August 2018, including some memorable dives and excellent PADI courses for my daughter and her friend with Arraia. A very friendly and professional outfit. Greg, UK

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Greg E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I dove with Arraia divers on our trip to Terceria last April. The dive staff - both the owner and dive masters were top notch. They were excellent divers and were very knowledgeable. I myself am a dive instructor and was very...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We scheduled a family trip to Terceira last August, and I emailed to schedule an Open Water Dive cert course for January. They set me in the right direction, put it on the calendar. We did the online classroom work, arrived to have our dive...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ken H
Reviewed 19 October 2018

We dived with Alex, Phil, and Carlos for 3 days and had absolutely awesome experience. They are very professional and experienced divers. We felt very safe during diving with them. We especially enjoyed the atmosphere and possibility to share experience and talk after the dives....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 649michals
Alex-Phil A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Hi Michal, It was a pleasure to dive with you both. Many thanks for joining us for the marina clean up. Hope to see you her in the Azores again. Why not do your full night specialty next time you are here? Alex and Phil

Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

At first we decided on diving with Arraia because of both reccomendations on Tripadvisor and location at the Caracol hotel. We were warmly welcomed by British owners Phil and Alex and local divemaster Carlos at their cosy diveshack (or bunker.) We have dived with all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Alex-Phil A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hi Charlotte and Django, thanks for the great review. Always nice to be appreciated. Hope your journey home is uneventful. We would definitely like to see you again if you come to Terceira once more. Alex, Phil and Carlos

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

I've completed the Open Water Course at Arraia Diversos and couldn't be happier. Friendly and helpful people who welcomed me to scuba diving, always ready to help and provide the best service possible. I highly recommend it for novice and anyone with practice visiting Terceira,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paulo R
Alex-Phil A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi Paolo, what a nice review. Thanks so much for your comments. Both you and Mariana were a delight to teach and dive with and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 18 August 2018

We prebooked a ' try dive' for a family of four from the UK. Alex was great with booking and answering questions and concerns pre arrival both by email and on the phone. They were ready for us when we arrived and took time to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank andygrimwood
Alex-Phil A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hi Andy, thanks for a great review. I am sure other potential customers will find this helpful if they are booking a course or an experience with us.I am glad you all enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you all here again soon. If...More

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

My two daughters aged 11 and 14 had a wonderful confidence building dive here - attentive and patient care form the instructors

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank U1481YWandrewc
Alex-Phil A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Thanks for the nice comments. You are a delightful family and it was our pleasure. I hope your daughters take the full course soon.

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

I had 19 dives with this lovely group and all of those dives were brilliant. Despite being a solo diver they made me feel part of and it was we had been diving for ages. They can help you out with whatever you need and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank chrisfromhungary
Alex-Phil A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thanks for this nice review Krisz. It was a pleasure having you with us. We will go exploring this winter and will hopefully have some new sites for you next year.

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

...the great service! Nice location close to the center in Angra. We did the Discovery Scuba Diving at the Silveira, and had a very good time. Professional and trustworthy. Only drawback is the cash-only payment system, it would be more convenient to be able to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AlexanderNevermind
Alex-Phil A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Hi Alexander, thanks for the nice review. The cash-only system is being revised. We can already take payment via our website and next year expect to have a card machine in the sop.

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1 June 2018|
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Response from pmsadams | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
We have a maximum of 4 people per dive guide. If larger, we add another dive guide.
Mary L
18 July 2016|
Response from Alex-Phil A | Property representative |
We do rent all equipment though our suits are 6-7mm and not 10mm. They are what you will find standard around the Azores. We have neoprene vests as well that many people that get chilled easily like to use.
Mary L
18 July 2016|
Response from Alex-Phil A | Property representative |
It is possible to dive then, we dive year round. November is when the waters are starting to cool down and are still quite nice though you may not see the same amount of marine life that we see during the summer.