DIVE THE AZORES
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Blue shark diving in the Azores has become the main lure for a diver. The two main principle islands for shark diving in the Azores are Pico and Faial of the central group. During you shark diving excursion we give you an understanding of the real life story of sharks and their role in our ecosystem. We mostly encounter blue sharks, but sometimes mako sharks. We also have sightings of hammerhead sharks but are so timid almost impossible to get into the water with them although we have surface sightings. The Blue sharks of the Azores are less timid and quite inquisitive and will emerge up to the surface. With divers being eagle eyed we can often you can sight their dorsal fin from a distance. We use special techniques which have been developed over the years by Richard Pierce from the Shark Conservation Society who has personally used these to attract the sharks so that they approach the boat as close as possible. Get to understand the predators of the sea and observe these amazing animals directly from the our boat. Nowhere else in the world it is possible to watch blue sharks and mako sharks so closely and in such clear blue waters.
The Azores is a group of nine Islands out in the Mid-Atlantic belonging to Portugal, sat on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which created the longest mountain range in the world, albeit underwater, making the Atlantic home to some of the largest sea mountains in the world. Around Pico the Atlantic reaches incredible depths of up to 1.8km deep with in relative short distance of the island making Pico an ideal choice to set your base. Blues are a very deep shark and many have not seen the blue due to the distance elsewhere in the world to achieve these depths and with our unique topography making the ideal situation to encounter these amazing sharks
These are specialist full day trips with us venturing quite some distance from shore and all diver will receive a full safety briefing. All divers have to be minimum Advanced Diver with a minimum of 50 dives and show good buoyancy skills on a prior check dive. The blues can appear within minutes or up to a couple hours but once around the boat they will often stay for a few hours at a time. It is mandatory that you are totally dressed in dark colours, including HOOD, GLOVES and BOOTS and you do so entirely at your own risk our insurance only covers you when you are in the boat so if you require in-water cover you will need to arrange this privately. You will be asked to sign a waiver before departure.

Is seeing them guaranteed? "The Truth"
We are adults and we want you to understand the situation. Blue sharks like all marine life can be sometimes tricky to locate and we can spend time scent chumming before we find them,. Whilst we have a very good success rates but so sorry but sightings are not guaranteed. However, we are running at a good success rate for those who are prepared to wait. There is also a good chance of seeing dolphins and turtles and many species of sea bird as well.


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Shark Diving Azores Packages 2017
GOLD PACKAGE €1299.00
14 Nights Bed & Breakfast
Pico Airport Transfers or Ferry Port
4 best of the best coastal sites of Pico
2 Manta dives at Princess Alice Bank
3 Shark Dives
1 Whale watching excursion
1 Wild swim with dolphins
Inc SSI Shark Ecology Certification more
8 maximum to ensure diver participation quality
SILVER PACKAGE €1099.00
10 Nights Bed & Breakfast
Pico Airport Transfers or Ferry Port
2 best of the best coastal sites of Pico
2 Manta dives at Princess Alice Bank
3 Shark Dives
1 Whale watching excursion
1 Wild swim with dolphins
Inc SSI Shark Ecology Certification more
8 maximum to ensure diver participation quality
BRONZE PACKAGE €899.00
7 Nights Bed & Breakfast
Pico Airport Transfers or Ferry Port
2 best of the best coastal sites of Pico
2 Manta dives at Princess Alice Bank
2 Shark Dives
1 Whale watching excursion
Inc SSI Shark Ecology Certification more
8 maximum to ensure diver participation quality
OUR CONDITIONS
Accommodation
Our accommodation offer is based upon a double occupancy. Single occupancy and different accommodation are available please email for options
Shark Diving
Whilst we guarantee that you will dive with sharks, we do not guarantee the success or viability of every single trip. 
Princess Alice Manta Dive
We guarantee that you will see the huge, legendary Devil ray. 
In case of adverse weather or Ocean conditions the activity could be cancelled and compensated with additional dives. Princess Alice is 48nM off Pico and conditions have to be suitable for your comfort and more to your safety.
Whale Watching & Dolphin Swimming
We guarantee these activities and you will be entitled to 100% refund in case of adverse weather/sea conditions or unsuccessful trips. 
Coastal Diving
We guarantee the number of dives included in the dive package. In case of adverse weather or ocean conditions you will be entitled to 100% refund. 
Activities missed for personal reasons of the customer. No refund shall be offered. For this reason we strongly advice that your holiday is covered with relevant insurance.
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