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Did you always want to experience scuba diving? Now is your chance!

Try scuba diving in Terceira and discover the sea life of the Azores.

We will teach you the technique and make sure you feel comfortable. After a practise dive in the pool you make your very first dive.

This is a great experience to add to your holiday in Terceira.
We take care of you, always professional, with fun and with safety first. Make your reservation today.

Try scuba diving!

 

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  • Group Size Small Group
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All about the Scuba Diving for beginners.

No Experience? No Worry!

Did you always want to experience scuba diving? To explore the underwater, feeling weightless in the sea? Now is your chance. Try diving in Terceira and discover the wildlife of the Azores. This activity is perfect for beginners.

Briefing – This program begins with a briefing where we introduce the concepts and techniques you will need while under water.
Pool practise – Next you will learn to use the equipment and practice your techniques in the save environment of a pool. In this way we can can assure your safety and comfort on this unforgettable adventure.
Your first dive – The highlight of the day will be your first dive! You will explore the Azorean marine life by making a tour at the Archaeological Underwater Park of Terceira Island.

You will always be guided by the personalized supervision of a dive Instructor.

Requirements

This dive experience is adequate for those who want to try scuba diving. Even if you are not so comfortable in the water or have no experience with any activity, like snorkeling or scuba diving.
You are least 8 years old, healthy and know how to swim. (We will ask you to fill in a medical statement form)

This is a great experience to add to your holiday in Terceira. We will take care of your diving experience, always professional, with fun and safety first.

BASIC DIVER

Features: 2 dives; 1 introductory dive in the pool and 1 dive in the ocean, in a quiet and low depth location, lasting approximately 30 to 35 minutes underwater.

Maximum Depth: 9 meters / 15 feet

Duration: 4,5 – 5  hours

Price: Private course with individual guidance, € 120,- per person.

 

Are comfortable in the water?

The Discover Scuba Dive is perfect you. People who have already some experience with scuba or even snorkelling, can discover the ocean directly.

This program begins with a briefing where we introduce the basic concepts and techniques you will need while under water. In this way we can can assure your safety and comfort on this unforgettable adventure. You will always be guided by the personalized supervision of a dive Instructor.

Requirements

This dive experience is adequate for those who are comfortable in the water and have some previous experience with snorkeling or have done some scuba diving before.

You are least 8 years old, healthy and know how to swim. (We will ask you to fill in a medical statement form)

DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

The dive: 1 dive in the ocean, in a quiet and low depth location (confined waters), lasting approximately 30 to 35 minutes underwater.

Maximum Depth: 5 meters / 15 feet

Duration: 2,5 – 3  hours

Price: Private tour, € 85,- per person.

 

This is a great experience to add to your holiday in Terceira. We will take care of your diving experience, always professional, with fun and safety first.

About us

All dives are performed by Octopus Diving Center , Praia. This diving centre is the first one on Terceira and celebrates her 10th anniversary this year, so the Atlantic around us holds little secrets for us. We will do our best to make to experience as complete as possible for you.

  • Instructors speak English, Portuguese and Spanish
  • Professional Instructors and Divemasters, PADI and SSI certified
  • Small groups and personal assistance
Octopus Diving Center, Operador MT nº18/2009
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Briefing and training
  • Insurance
  • Diving gear
  • Oxygen
  • Practise dive in the pool (Basic Diver Only)
  • Shore dive in confined area
  • Debriefing
  • Optional; transportation from and to you accommodation.
    Please inform us when making your reservation.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • On board drinks and snacks
    We don’t sell beverages on board, but there are coffee bars with snacks next to the dive center.
Our Diving Center

Our diving centre is the first one on this island and celebrates her 10th anniversary this year, so the Atlantic around us holds little secrets for us. We will do our best to make to experience as complete as possible for you.

  • We speak English, Portuguese and Spanish
  • Professional staff with PADI and SSI certified Instructors and Divemasters
  • We work with small groups and personal assistance
  • Big variety of spots for all levels of experience
Our Diving Center

The facilities

  • Male and Female changing rooms
  • Hot showers
  • Equipment rental (modern Aqualung scuba gear)
  • Tank filling services available
  • Store room to keep your dive equipment overnight
  • There is a coffee / bar around the corner
  • The harbour is next to the boulevart of Praia de Victória (hotels, restaurants and bars)

Our boat

  • Semi Rigid Boat
  • 7,5m long
  • 200 HP
  • Stairs for divers
  • Emergency O2 kit on board
Underwater Scenarios
Sea mountains, walls, caves, and archeological dive parks.

Huge biodiversity
Sting and eagle rays, barracuda, tuna fish, amberjacks, groupers, moray eels, hake, shrimps, wrasse, red mullet, flounder, lobsters, octopus, fire worms, crabs and other small schools of sardines.

Types of Diving
Dives for all levels of experience.
We provide you deep, drift, cave, night, photo, archaeological, boat and offshore dives.

Between June and October, when the weather is nicer and the water is warmer.

 Visibility
Up to 10 meters to 40 meters.
Temperature
In July usually is 18°C, increasing to 24°C in August, and decreasing to 18°C in October.
Current
Because we are in the middle of North Atlantic Ocean, sometimes can be strong. Since we are on an island it is always possible find a calm dive area.

Safety first, so all diving programs depend on the weather and ocean conditions. In the unfortunate case that the weather doesn’t permit us to go out, we will reschedule your dive. If it is impossible to reschedule during your time in Terceira we will fully refund your (down) payment.

The basic dive is suitable for any one who know how to swim, is at least 10 years old and has a basic level of fitness. You don’t need any experience and we will tell you all you need to know. This is a very good first step into scuba diving.

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