Haliotis Santa Maria

Haliotis Santa Maria

Santa Maria, Azores

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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.


Practical information
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Courses:
  • PADI OWD / AOWD / Rescue
  • PADI Divemaster
  • PADI IDC / OWSI
  • Tec diver programs
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Dive Agencies:
  • PADI
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Equipment Rental:
  • Dive computer rental
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Diving available:
  • Shore Diving
  • Boat Diving
  • Altitude Diving
  • Deep Diving
  • Nitrox Diving
  • Tech Diving
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Facilities:
  • Dive shop - Equipment for sale
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Instructors:
  • 2
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Languages:
  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Spanish
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Payment Methods:
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • 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

    marinelife
  • Formigas

    Formigas
  • Manta Birostris

    Manta Birostris
  • marine life

    marine life
  • Haliotis Santa Maria

    Haliotis Santa Maria
  • Sealife

    Sealife

Reviews (1)

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*****

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