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A fabulous dive adventure on the ‘Green Island’ of São Miguel, where the beautiful scenery complements an intriguing underwater world.

The island of São Miguel is the largest and most populated with most living in the capital, Ponta Delgada. The ‘Green Island’ is a land of lakes nested in volcanic craters, the most spectacular being the twin lakes of Sete Cidades filled with legends and myths. Here you can canoe in the craters or relax in the natural hot water pools, another attraction of the island.

Marine life is abundant in the subtropical waters attracting colourful damsels and wrasse, rays, barracuda and other larger pelagic species. The volcanic topography creates diving adventures under arches, in caves, along rocky reefs and gulleys. The dive centre is open May-Oct during the warmer months where sea temperatures range from 17–24C and visibility is 30 metres on average. Photographers will enjoy capturing the spectacular scenery as much as the wildlife.

Suggested itinerary

  1. Day 1: Fly to Ponta Delgada, Azores

     You will be met on arrival and transferred to the Caloura Hotel for a seven night stay.
  2. Days 2-6 : Dive the Azores

    Your pre-booked dive package begins today. It includes 10 local boat dives over the next five days. The dive centre will come and collect you each morning.

    Marine life is abundant in the subtropical waters attracting grouper, stingrays, moray eels, barracuda, dolphin and turtles. Diving adventures include arches, caves, gorges, volcanic cliffs, rocky reefs and wrecks with sites accessible to divers of ranging abilities as well as some fantastic snorkelling on offer.

  3. Day 7: Day at leisure

    Today is free to relax or enjoy an excursion at your own leisure.
  4. Day 8: Return to the UK

    Transfer back to the airport for your departure flight, landing later the same day.

You should note: Ask us about staying at other properties on Sao Miguel, or creating an island hopping itinerary around the Azores for the best overall holiday experience.

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 8 days from £1,145 pp
  • Single supplement: From £250
  • When to go: May-Oct: Daily in season only
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights from the UK
    • 7 nights accommodation
    • Daily breakfast
    • 10 dive package
    • Tanks and weights
    • Transfers
Featured location:

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
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Caloura Hotel

Offering spectacular panoramic views of the Atlantic, this tranquil resort sits atop an impressive volcanic outcrop on the 'Green Island' of São Miguel, overlooking a picturesque black sand beach.