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Charming Blue Hotel
Haliotis Dive Center - Santa Maria Island
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We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final
3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD
You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period
Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation
Due to its location the Azores has an abundance of life. Coastal diving offers various highlights such as slipper lobsters, 9ft (3m) pregnant stingrays that glide in the current streams and dusky groupers the size of a door. However it is the offshore diving that is really astounding, the rich and deep Atlantic water lures in shoals of pelagic life such as barracuda, marlin, wahoo, tuna and jack fish. The Azores is also one of Europe's premier shark diving destinations, where hammerhead and less-commonly whale sharks are seen in visibility that exceeds 120ft (40m).
The landscape of the Azores is a factor that makes the islands unique. Due to its relatively young geological age, the underwater strata is constantly changing, full with steep drop offs and volcanic arches, gorges and canyons that beg to be explored.
Charming Blue Hotel is located on the enchanting island of Santa Maria in the Azores, known for impeccable dive conditions and rich marine life.
This boutique hotel is the ideal jumping off point for diving in the Azores and has all you need for a comfortable dive vacation, including a nice restaurant, swimming pool and relaxing rooms.
The 5* PADI IDC center is just a seven-minute drive away and runs free transfers to and from the hotel. Enjoy diving with large shoals of pelagic and sometimes more than a dozen blankets (Mobula tarapacana) in famously clear waters.