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Scuba Diving / Snorkeling in Azores

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Scuba Diving / Snorkeling in Azores

Anyone into snorkeling or diving who has tried it in the Azores.

If so, what did you think about the diving/snorkeling?

(i.e. amount and variety of fish and coral?)

Also, is it cold water diving?


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1. Re: Scuba Diving / Snorkeling in Azores

Today the ocean temp is 21º - there is no coral around the azores islands - they are volcanically formed islands and the ocean is very deep. Snorkeling is very popular as is scuba diving.Ocean temps in winter months is never lower than 16º.

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2. Re: Scuba Diving / Snorkeling in Azores

Hi , just got back from the Azores , Sao Miguel

The water is quite warm for snorkelling , variety of fish to see along with jelly fish, sea cucumber etc.

Diving depends on your ability , I did a try dive with John Cockroft near Caloura and it was great , I'm told you can see Manta rays if you go further off the coast and that cave diving is also possible.

The island itself is so beautiful , there's lots to do away from the shore too , I'd recommend it as a place to visit


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3. Re: Scuba Diving / Snorkeling in Azores

Our family has just returned from the azores and tried snorkelling at sea for the first time. the water was lovely and warm, and lots of fish to see. You don't even have to go out in a boat to see great stuff - the fish come right up to the shore! The sea was positively teeming.

We also were lucky enough to be able to snorkel with dolphins - about 1 -2 kms from shore. the water was warm, clear and very blue. it may not be tropical, but because of the warm currents and abundance of lower food chain organisms the seas are full of life. Go, you won't regret it.

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