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The tranquil Caloura Hotel is located above a picturesque black sand beach with spectacular views of the Atlantic, and ideally situated to explore São Miguel's dive sites.

The 80 spacious and comfortable rooms offer a magnificent sea view from a private balcony and feature air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom and cable TV. The pool is located on a terrace surrounded by gardens with plenty of space for relaxing. Other facilities include a restaurant serving buffet and a la carte meals, bar, tennis court, sauna and an on-site dive centre.

The hotel is situated just a short ‘appetite building’ walk from the village of Água de Pau, which has a rich architectural history. To further explore the beautiful island of  São Miguel, we recommend hiring a car.

Caloura Diving Centre

The PADI affiliated dive centre offers daily boat dives in RIBs to a variety of local sites from May-Oct. Sea temperatures range from 17-24C.

Marine life is abundant in the subtropical waters attracting grouper, stingrays, moray eels, barracuda, dolphins and turtles. The topography is spectacular, with plenty of arches, caves, volcanic cliffs, rocky reefs and wrecks. This is a perfect destination for underwater photographers looking to take some unique and memorable shots.

The dive centre is located in Ponta Delgada. You will be picked up/dropped off each diving day.

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Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Groups
    • Non-divers
    • Singles
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Intermediate
  • Dive boat: Custom dive boat

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Dive Pico - Mantas & More

The Azores is one of the best destinations in the world to dive up close and personal with blue sharks in open water, and with frequent mako shark sightings, this is definitely one for the logbook.

  • When to go: May-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 8 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,165 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Visit the Azores

The ‘Green Island’ of São Miguel makes a great short break, with the island's beautiful scenery complementing the intriguing underwater world. Diving adventures include arches, caves, gorges, volcanic cliffs, rocky reefs and wrecks.

  • When to go: May-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 8 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,145 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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São Miguel

The ‘Green Island’ of São Miguel is a land of volcanic crater lakes, steeped in myth and legend. With exceptional visibility, the variety of shallow rocky reefs, arches, caves, wrecks and deeper oceanic dives offer an abundance of rich marine life in subtropical waters.

  • Ideal for viewing: Atlantic stingray, devil ray, common octopus, conger eel
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving