Heading to… Terceira Island! Integrated in the “Central Group”, Terceira island, as well as the 9 islands of the Azores Archipelago, offers exceptional conditions for scuba diving!
Starting in Angra do Heroísmo, a historical city classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, there are several spots that promise to impress our divers. Considered the second place in the world with the largest number of shipwrecks from the time of the Discoveries and more than 40 anchors, integrated in the Underwater Archaeological Park of the Angra do Heroísmo bay, we have an authentic underwater museum right next to the quiet bay of Angra do Heroísmo. Come and visit the “Cemitério das Âncoras”!
But there´s more to see beyond shipwrecks. The famous underwater caves of Terceira Island promise to surprise you. The coastal marine life is characterized by the presence of friendly grouper, curious schools of pigfish (Orthopristis chrysoptera), scribbles, queenfish, octopus and several species of moray eels and nudibranchs, with walls covered by narwal shrimp (Plesionika narval).
Increasing the depth we can observe large stingrays (Dasyatis pastinaca), large schools of salemas porgies (Sapra Salpa), forkbeards (Phycis phycis). And precisely in September, we have a great chance of finding the majestic eagle rays.
All dive sites are teeming with marine life. With the great visibility conditions characteristic of the Azores, which here vary between 10 and 40 meters, the water temperature around 19ºC at the end of the season, we use 7mm wetsuits and semi-dry suits to explore the bottom of the sea.
Join us for one more unforgettable adventure!
|INCLUDED|| 7 nights in a Standard Double Room at Pousada Forte Angra do Heroísmo
10 Dives, including “Cemitério das Âncoras”, “Gruta do Ilhéu das Cabras” e “Fradinhos”
All the necessary equipment
All meals between the dinner of first Saturday until lunch of the last saturday
(*)Flights around 65€
|3/09/2022 – 10/09/2022||Available|
|24/09/2022 – 01/10/2022||Available|
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10 Dives with all equipment included
Among the many dive sites that we’ll explore, we have selected some of the best known that we include in our dive plan. With departure by boat from the port of Pipas, heading to…
Cemetery of Anchors
The Cave of the Sheep Islet
POUSADA FORTE ANGRA DO HEROÍSMO
The pousada in Angra do Heroísmo is situated on top of a 16th century fortress, the only example of military architecture and is commonly known as Castelinho de São Sebastião. It was built by King Sebastião, from which it takes its name, on a plot of land overlooking the bay of Porto de Pipas. From the top, you can enjoy the view of the Ilhéus das Cabras and Mount Brasil to your right. Despite its historical interest the rooms have a modern decoration and you can refresh yourself in the two swimming pools available, for children and adults.