Azores Diving Adventure
Who: Couples, Honeymoons, Families, Groups and Solo Travellers

5 Days

From £2,004pp

Diving Delights & Nourishing Bites: Azores Diving Adventure

Emily C, Eleanor and Rachel are here to help give you the inside track.

Enjoy five days of diving delights, mountain hikes and nourishing bites is what awaits you on this five-day holiday to the Azores. Enjoy four dives from shore before taking trips further afield to spy sharks. End each day munching on farm-to-table meals, gazing at the lush mountains while stars shine above.

Itinerary at a Glance:

  • Enjoy four dives exploring wrecks, spotting marine life and swimming in volcanic craters
  • Choose a tour of your choice to either whale watch, dolphin swim or go canyoning in Salto do Cabrito
  • Relax for four nights in a luxury bungalow surrounded by lush mountains

Why Book with Original Diving?

Just a few of the extra touches that come as standard on an Original Diving holiday...
100% Carbon Off-setting
UK Departure Assistance
Fast Track UK Check-in
Fast Track UK Security
UK Airport Lounge Access
Pre-booked Airline Seats
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All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do

Day 1: Travel to Furnas

Wake up and grab your (small) bag because your Azores adventure begins today with an early flight to Ponta Delgada. Breeze through security and settle in for your four-and-a-half-hour flight which arrives around lunchtime. When you land, pick up a rental car, which will be yours to enjoy for the whole holiday, and drive from the airport to Furnas. This will take around 45 minutes, passing green fields and verdant rolling hills before you arrive at your forest engulfed hotel in Furnas.

Settle into your minimalist Japanese-style villa and enjoy a cup of tea in the garden, taking in the surrounding views of the mountains. This family-run hotel is on a farm and as a result, almost all of the food you'll enjoy is grown and produced on their land.

Days 2-3: Get into nature

Wake up in the lush landscape and enjoy a morning coffee on your patio before getting stuck into nature. If you want to opt for an afternoon dive today (although you can always get straight in with two dives) we suggest taking a trip to Poca da Dona Beija in the morning. These thermal hot springs are the perfect way to wake up and are only a nine-minute drive away.


Over the next few days, you'll enjoy 4 dives. Meet at the dive centre, where your kit will be ready and waiting (there is the option to dive on nitrox if you prefer). Then it's time to submerge and there's plenty to explore. The Dori dive site, located close to Ponta Delgada Marina, offers a wreck dive with the chance to see the shallow stern of a World War II Liberty ship at 9m and a deeper bow at 20m, both of which are teeming with marine life.

Another popular site is Ilhéu de Vila Franca, near Vila Franca do Campo Marina, where you can dive into a volcanic crater which boasts abundant marine life and is suitable for all levels. For the more experienced divers, check out Cabeços do Ilhéu, near Vila Franca do Campo Islet, which is known for its strong currents and beautiful black coral-covered reefs. Additionally, Baixa do Frade (near Ponta Garca Lighthouse) is an excellent dive site with a reef top at 7m, adorned with black coral and frequented by stingrays and pelagic.

Day 4: Tour of your choice

We've left today free for you to enjoy a tour of your choice. Will you choose a day of whale and dolphin watching with a trip to Vila Franca do Compo Islet? Or perhaps you're itching to swim with dolphins? How about a half-day canyoning in Salto do Cabrito? Or, if you want to see more of the magical land, choose a day of jeep touring Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo with lunch served. If you opt for a half-day tour, we suggest spending the second half of your day on a six-mile hike visiting Fumarolas das Furnas and Estrada de Bamu.

Whichever tour you choose, head back to your hotel in the evening for a final dinner under the stars.

Day 5: Homebound

All too quickly your Azores adventure must come to an end. Your flight home via Lisbon isn't until the evening, so pop back to the thermal springs for a final dip or walk through the dense mountains one last time before heading to the airport. Drop off the car and hop on your two-hour flight to Lisbon. Here, you'll have a short layover before your onward flight home.

All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do
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A Rough Idea of Price

While all of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like time of year and level of accommodation, we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost. The below prices are based on two people sharing.

This Itinerary

If you would like to book the exact itinerary mentioned above, with economy flights, during mid-season and staying in our preferred room category at our preferred hotels.

From

£2,304pp

Bare Necessities

If you would like to pare back the above itinerary by travelling at non-peak times, staying in a standard room and removing some or all of the guided activities.

From

£2,004pp

Bells & Whistles

If you are looking for something extra special and would like to add business or first class flights, stay in top room categories at some of the most luxurious hotels we work with, and add more activities and guiding.

From

£2,880pp

Emily C, Eleanor and Rachel are our experts for this itinerary and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

Rachel Gaw
Call us on 1-800-652-1972