The exceptional conditions of the Azores location,climate, and currents provides unique conditions for diving, making it possible, on the same dive observe diverse species of flora and fauna underwater. Thus the Haliotis created another project, this time the Centre Diving in the Azores, on the island of Santa Maria where you can find with the largest Haliotis Dive Center in Santa Maria.
The island of Santa Maria stretches for 16.6 km long and 9.1 km at its widest, occupying an area of 97 km2, inhabited by 5574 people (2008 data). Santa Maria is part of the Eastern Group of the Azores archipelago, along with São Miguel island which is distant 81 km. The highest point of the island, at 587 m above sea level, is situated in the High Peak, 36 ° 58'59'' N latitude and 25 ° 05'26'' west longitude.
Off the island of Santa Maria is about 55 dive sites filled with caves, passages, massive walls and underwater plains. Again, the strong possibility of meeting the most diverse species of ocean life within short range is the delight of every diver.
DIVE TRIP TO THE BLUE SHARK
One day looking fot the blue shark including the rent of 2 bottles of 12L fill with air and weights, guide and insurance.
Blue Shark - AMAZING DIVE with this animals! This is surely a dive in the ocean. Located at more than 20 meters of the Island, the dive it is in the north part and we use baits to attract the sharks.170 $ Book Now
One day looking for the whale sharks, including the rent of two bottles of 12L fill with air and weights, guide and insurance.
Whale Shark - Usually appear in the month of July (in the middle of the month) and stay all summer until the end of September. By appearing in the high seas, it's not easy to find them. However, in conjuction with boats of tuna fishing that passes us the information of the visitors, in the days that clients are in the Island if we sighting whale sharks in a huge number we're searching for them, being usual to find the sharks. In our worst year, the percentage of sightings was 63%.175 $ Book Now
2 Fun Dives (Full Equipment included)
1 Double dive trip
Two dives included
Two full 12L cylinders and weights included
Minimum five divers, weather allowing
From six divers, guide included
Light meal between dives
Insurance108 $ Book Now
Book Custom diving package
- Practical information
- PADI OWD / AOWD / Rescue
- PADI Divemaster
- PADI IDC / OWSI
- Tec diver programs
- Dive computer rental
- Shore Diving
- Boat Diving
- Altitude Diving
- Deep Diving
- Nitrox Diving
- Tech Diving
- Dive shop - Equipment for sale
- American Express
- More information about Haliotis Santa Maria
The fish Haliotis adopted as mascot of Santa Maria is the manta rays (Manta birostris), also known as Blanket or Maroma. The Mantas are found quite often on this Island from the surface to 50m. This species has the diamond-shaped body and a long tail thornless and can reach eight feet wingspan and more than two tons of weight.
marinelife by Haliotis Santa Maria
Formigas by Haliotis Santa Maria
Manta Birostris by Haliotis Santa Maria
marine life by Haliotis Santa Maria
Haliotis Santa Maria by Haliotis Santa Maria
Sealife by Haliotis Santa Maria
Carlos February 23rd, 2014 - 22:04:The best center, best professional that I recommend to everyone to visit ... to enjoy some of the best diving on the island with the best professionals .... Good facilities as well as good materials and good boats ... 5*****