Where to go

3 locations to discover…

Marine life

Azores has a wealth of marine life to discover but here are the most popular animal species and marine life events. Let us know the ones you would particularly like to see…

Dive trips

Best enjoyed as an island-hopping trip, the Azores is also perfectly suited for a long-weekend excursion or a longer stay. Famed for its whale watching and blue shark diving, this is a location that offers excellent pelagic encounters.

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your needs.

Dive Santa Maria

Dive from the beautiful island of Santa Maria and expect large pelagic marine encounters at sea mounts rising from the deep, as well as seasonal visitors such as devil rays at Baixa do Ambrósio.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Sperm Whales and Bottlenose Dolphins

Help a team of researchers and scientists in the Azores with an ongoing study of sperm whales and bottlenose dolphins, learn about their habitats and behaviour, and have the chance to dive with blue sharks.

  • Trip type: Conservation Group trip

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.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Blue Shark Adventure

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.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Just Conservation trips

1 related group tour with a hands-on conservation focus where you can contribute directly.

When to go

The Azores has a short dive season from June to around October.


  • High season

    Jun to Oct: The summer months are the best time to dive the Azores, with warmer temperatures and calmer seas
  • Low season

    Nov to May: Outside the summer months, many dive operators are closed and conditions can be difficult

Wildlife events

  • Jun to Sep: Blue sharks and manta rays around Pico Island
  • May to Sep: Best months for whale-watching in the Azores
  • Jun to Oct: Devil rays aggregate at Baixa do Ambrósio, Santa Maria


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