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Dive Review of Best Spot Azores in
General Travel/Other Locations/Sao Miguel Azores

Best Spot Azores: "Great Atlantic diving with an excellent dive centre", Sep, 2018,

by Faye Wilde , Purley, GB (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 10511 has 2 Helpful votes.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is Atlantic diving so rocky reefs and volcanic rock rather than coral reefs. Plenty to see on the local dives including octopus, groupers, seahorses, moray and conger eels, nudibranchs, rays, wrasse, forkbeards, parrotfish, slipper lobsters, crabs, barracuda, bream etc. The rib is comfortable and the staff very helpful with taking gear to the boat and helping you in and out of it. The rib has a ladder too which makes exiting the water easier. Very professional staff who take great delight in spotting marine life for you. Dive sites suitable for all levels and a great 130m long Liberty wreck which is full of life. Tea, coffee, water, fruit and biscuits are provided for the surface intervals and you also have full use of the marina toilet and shower block facilities.
Websites Best Spot Azores   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Several Red Sea trips in different locations, Tobago, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Mozambique, Thailand, Maldives, Madeira, Menorca, Malta, Gozo, Turkey, Iceland, Azores and frequently in the UK where I am based.
Closest Airport Ponta Delgada Getting There Direct on some flights from Gatwick or via Lisbon

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 19-23°C / 66-73°F Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 15-25 M / 49-82 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions You can explore but are asked to stay with a guide who also is excellent at pointing out marine life!
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments You will often be looking at things hiding in holes so good lights would be useful for those of you really interested in photography and capturing everything.
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