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Hotel Do Caracol

4 star hotel
Estrada Regional, Nº1, 9700-193 Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, Portugal
100 rooms
FREE Internet

Arraia Divers

PADI 5 star dive center
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Estrada Regional N 1 Silveira, Angra do Heroísmo, 9700-193, Portugal

Package highlights

  • Dive the rich Arraia Reef seamlessly from Hotel Do Caracol, with its onsite PADI dive center and direct shore entry
  • Spot rays, eels, octopus, nudibranchs and colorful reef fish among the stunning volcanic underwater landscapes
  • The Anchor Graveyard and fascinating Lidador steamship wreck are both in easy reach
  • Soothe post-dive muscles in the heated indoor pool and hot tub, then watch the sunset from the epic pool terrace

***During the winter months (October to April) please just book a two dive package as the unpredictable weather means that we cannot guarantee diving every day. Additional dives and dives attracting a supplement (boat dives, night dives) may be paid for locally in the resort.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
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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: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 9 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 9 and 8 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 8 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Hotel Do Caracol

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

  • Winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018, Arraia Divers guarantee a personalized and memorable experience
  • The volcanic origin of the Azores provides a unique topography that is a joy to dive around
  • The beautiful Arraia House Reef is just 20 m from the dive shop, is one of the richest on the island, with a mix of shallow rocky bottom and deeper sandy slopes
  • Spot wrass, three species of rays, octopuses, multiple species of moray eels, nudibranchs, and large schools of fish in the summer

Description

Discover the best of the underwater world around the volcanic Azores with Arraia Divers.

The versatile underwater environment around Terceira means that there is a wide range of dive sites on offer, many of which are accessible from the shore. Azorean waters are teeming with marine life, from nudibranchs and moray eels to eagle rays and stingrays that can grow to 2 meters in wingspan. Divers come to the Arraia Reef for its unique underwater topography and beautiful rock formations. You will often enjoy around 25 meters of visibility, with water temperatures ranging from 16°C in the winter up to 24°C during the warmer months.  

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DIVING SERVICES

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

PADI® Courses Available

  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Scuba Diver
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster

Diving Facilities

  • Ac Classroom
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

Diving gear

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

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Resort Amenities

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol

Activities

  • Hiking

Resort Description

Your room at Hotel Do Caracol is just an elevator ride away from the PADI dive center, and a further 20 meters to the beautiful house reef.

Hotel Do Caracol is the ideal base for exploring the colorful reefs, just off the coast, as it is just steps from the beach. The resort features an expansive wooden terrace with a swimming pool overlooking the ocean, and a full-service spa offering holistic treatments for post-dive relaxation. Each room opens out onto a furnished balcony - most with ocean-sweeping views - and comes with air-conditioning, a well-stocked minibar, cable TV and a private ensuite bathroom.

How to get there

Arrival

  • Lajes Internacional Airport is a 20 minute drive from the resort.
  • The easiest way to reach the hotel is via taxi which you can arrange outside of the arrivals terminal. 
  • Check-in time is 2 pm. 

Departure

  • Check-out time is 12 noon. 
  • Upon request, the resort will call a taxi to take you back to the airport on your final day.

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