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Hotel Azoris Faial Garden

4 star hotel
Rua Cônsul Dabney, Horta, Azores 9901-856, Portugal
131 rooms
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Haliotis Dive Center - Faial Island

PADI 5 star dive center
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Faial Resort Hotel, 9901-856 Horta, Azores, Portugal

Package highlights

  • Enjoy an onsite 5* PADI dive center at Hotel Azoris Faial Garden for quick and easy access to incredible dive sites
  • Dive with blue sharks and large groups of manta rays, and enjoy the constant presence of moray eels and shoals of colorful fish
  • Diving in the Azores is an unmissable experience, with excellent visibility, an abundance of underwater life, and a surprise on every dive
  • The possibilities are endless for soothing post-dive muscles - switch between Jacuzzi, sauna, and Turkish bath then cool off in one of two pools
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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
24/7 EXPERT DIVING ADVICE from travel agents who are all divers.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

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

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 55%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • Cancellation more than 37 days prior to arrival: No charges, and we send you a credit note with the total amount. If until the end of the season there’s no more availability you will receive a cash refund.
  • 40% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 21 days prior to arrival.
  • If you cancel less than 21 days prior to arrival, the full booking amount will be retained.

Explore diving around the Hotel Azoris Faial Garden

What to see

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.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • This 5* PADI IDC center has been operating since 2004 and has plenty of insider knowledge to share
  • With the blue shark as its mascot, Haliotis Faial Island offers guaranteed encounters with these magnificent creatures
  • Dive with large groups of manta rays and enjoy a constant presence of moray eels
  • When diving in the Azores, you can expect great visibility and an abundance of underwater life, plus several reserves offering a good variety

Description

Haliotis Dive Center operates around Faial Island in the Azores, where diving conditions are excellent and marine life is abundant. 

The exceptional conditions here, both in terms of climate and sea currents provide unique conditions for diving, making it possible to observe several species of underwater fauna and flora. Haliotis the largest dive center in the area.

The marine life here is stunning. Expect large groups of manta rays, lilies, and tuna. There is a also constant presence of moray eels and shoals of colorful fish. The Azores are undoubtedly one of the best places for diving in Europe, and Haliotis dive sites cater for all tastes and experience levels, such as the Princess Alice Bank, Banco do Condor Bank and the Faial and Pico Channel.

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

PADI® Courses Available

  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Drysuit
  • Underwater Propulsion Vehicle
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Dive boat facilities

  • Ladder
  • Surface Interval Snacks

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Filling Station

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Cultural Excursions
  • Hiking

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments

Resort Description

Hotel Azoris Faial Garden is a 4* hotel with stunning views of the Atlantic and Pico Mountain, and nearby diving to match.

Located in the town of Horta, Hotel Azoris Faial Garden is a five-minute walk from the center and the marina. As well as the 5* PADI dive center on site, there is a wellness center, featuring a Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath, and gym, as well as both indoor and outdoor pools and tennis courts. Dine in the hotel's restaurant with panoramic views of the ocean and mountains  overlooking the sea and mountain, or have drinks at the snack bar on the summer terrace.

How to get there

Arrival 

  • Horta Airport is a 10 minute drive from the resort. 
  • The dive staff will arrange to pick you up from the airport and bring you to the hotel, provided you give advance notice of your flight details (no additional cost). 
  • Check-in time is 4 pm. 

Departure

  • Check-out time is 12 noon. 
  • The dive staff will drop you back at the airport on your final day, provided you give advance notice of your flight details (no additional cost). 

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