A luxury diving holiday in the Azores is perfect for divers
seeking adventure on a range of local and offshore sites. The
Azores is known for its fantastic pelagic diving, and you could
find yourself face-to-face with mobulas (also known as devil rays),
a range of sharks and the occasional whale shark if you're
One of our favourite dive sites in the Azores is the Princess
Alice Seamount, 58 miles south-west of Pico Island. The seamount
extends down an impressive 2,500 metres to the ocean floor and lies
32 metres below the surface. This is one of the top places on the
archipelago to see mobulas, which gather here in large numbers from
July to mid-October.
Many of the archipelago's best dive sites lie offshore, so if
you're looking to make the most of luxury diving in the Azores, we
suggest combining a few nights in Sao Miguel with a
luxurious liveaboard, and setting sail for seven fun-filled
days visiting fabulous dive sites such as the Princess Alice
Seamount, Ambrosio and Formigas.
If you'd prefer to spend your nights on dry land, then don't
fret, as Sao Miguel has its fair share of beautiful dive sites.
Arcos Da Caloura and Âncora Do Ilhéu are a couple of our
favourites. The first is home to an interesting cave, which is
often inhabited by dusky groupers and nudibranchs. At the second,
you'll find a small reef and a scattering of anchors, some of which
are over 300 years old.
Speaking of dry land, a couple of our favourite accommodation
options for a luxury diving holiday in the Azores include the
White Exclusive Suites & Villas, where you can enjoy lunch
at their ocean-view restaurant, or if you'd prefer to stay inland,
Furnas Boutique Hotel, a luxurious boutique hotel nestled
within the Furnas Valley. The Furnas Valley is a great base for
those looking to do more than just diving, as it's known for its
botanical gardens and geothermal pools.
With world-class dive sites and equally fantastic hotels, luxury
diving in the Azores is the perfect way to spend your next holiday,
and our expert team can help you to create your dream