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Hotel Azoris Faial Garden

4 star hotel
Rua Cônsul Dabney, 9901-856 Horta, Portugal
131 rooms
FREE Internet

Haliotis – Faial

PADI dive center
Onsite
Max 10 divers per guide

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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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

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. The Faial island is part of the central group of islands and it is the western vortice of the so called “Islands of the Triangle”, together with São Jorge and Pico islands beeing arround 3 nautical miles appart.

Faial island is the farmost ocidental island of the central group of islands in the Azores, separated from Pico island by a strait with the lenght of aproximately 4,5 nautical miles know as Faial channel. 

Due to its location you will only need light clothing with something warmer for the nights. It is recomended to bring some rainproof clothing because rain is failry frequent specialy in the months from October to April.

It is in the sea that lies the greatest wealth of the Azores with the abundance of hundreds of species of molluscs and fish and large mammals such as whale and dolphin.

In Faial the diving season is only from June to October, due to adverse weather conditions in winter, fall and early spring.

 The dive offers very easy dives with lots of life, small caves and some shipwrecks, with the highlights being the dive on the Princess Alice bank, where the sighting of mantas is regular, and the shark dives where the blue shark can be seen.

The water temperature varies between 18ºC and 21ºC and the visibility between 10 and 20 meters. On more remote dives, such as Princess Alice, visibility reaches up to 40 meters and the water temperature can reach 24ºC. A 5mm or 7mm suit is recommended.

The dives are made in semirigid boat ("Lioti" semi-rigid VALIANT Patrol with 12 meters, with two Yamaha off-board 300 horsepower engines, with sounder, d-gps, oxigen kit and first aid kit; and is equipped with travelling seats and access ladders.). Normally, we do not return to the boarding dock between dives, the surface interval being carried on board. To get to the bank Princess Alice the trip is about two and a half hours, for each side.

The dive in the Atlantic Ocean is very dynamic and the conditions vary from day to day, it is recommended to take seasickness pills, especially for those more susceptible to weather conditions..

In Haliotis Dive Center you can find a store, changing rooms with hot shower, scuba dive equipments for rental  and a Bauer compressor.

In our dive center we do double dive trips from 8am to 2pm - 2 dives in different spots with surface interval onboard. We also provide single dive trips (1 dive) and night dive trips.

The diving trips includes 12L tanks, weights and belt, dive guide, insurance, boat trips in our searib fast boat, water and snack. For equipment rental, 15L tanks and Nitrox please check the price list.

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DIVING SERVICES

Rental Equipment

  • Flashlight
  • Gauges
  • Compass
  • Wetsuit – 5Mm
  • Wetsuit – 7Mm
  • Open-Heel Fins
  • Boots
  • Children Sizes
  • Bcd
  • Aluminum Cylinders
  • Steel Cylinders
  • Large Cylinders (15L / 100 Cu. Ft.)
  • Regulator
  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Dive Computer

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Center

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese

Dive Center Facilities

  • Onsite Training Pool
  • Onsite Classroom
  • Adaptive Services Facility
  • Retail Shop
  • Dive Boat
  • Parking

Resort Amenities

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

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

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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