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Vinha d'Areia Beach Hotel

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Vinha d'Areia Beach Hotel

3 star hotel
Rua Engenheiro Manuel Antonio Martins Mota, Vinha d`Areia, 9680-019 Vila Franca do Campo, Portugal
44 rooms
FREE Internet

Espirito Azul Dive Center

PADI 5 star dive center
Walking distance
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Wake up to marina views and walk from your room to the PADI dive center in under two minutes at the Vinha d'Areia Beach Hotel
  • Dive with Espirito Azul - a fully-equipped dive shop on the water's edge, open year-round with excellent TripAdvisor reviews
  • Swim over volcanic underwater landscapes in search of rays, barracudas and an abundance of unique Atlantic marine life, in waters with up to 40 m visibility
  • Keep your non-diving activities water-based by renting a skipper for a trip along the rugged coast of São Miguel Island, or do laps round the ocean-front pool
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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: 20%
  • 45 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 2 nights of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 9 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 9 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Vinha d'Areia Beach Hotel

Dive Center

Highlights

  • A personalized experience - guided groups have a max of six divers, while courses are taught in groups of one to four students
  • Spend more time underwater and less time of dive boats as all the best sites in the Azores can be reached in under 15 minutes
  • Swim over stunning volcanic underwater landscapes with canyons, caverns and arches
  • Spacious facilities with nice changing rooms, toilets and hot showers

Description

Espirito Azul Dive Center is a PADI dive center founded by three lovers of the sea.

This well-equipped center has a shop for diving equipment and repairing facilities, and offers snorkeling, boat rentals including a skipper for boat rides alongside the lovely coast of S.Miguel Island, and a full service PADI dive center open all year long, with at least two dive trips a day, from the Vila Franca do Campo harbour. Courses from basic level to Instructor training as well as Tec Diving are on offer.

Espirito Azul dive trips offer a different and unique experience where the volcanic reefs, arches, underwater caves and wrecks are predominant. The team go out at least twice a day (meeting hours at 9.00 and 14.00), everyday, all year round. The waters here attract groupers, parrot fish, stingrays, morenas, congers, mackerel, barracudas, manta rays, octopuses, tunas, black jacks and lots of other Atlantic species. The surface water temperature varies from 16ºC to 24ºC, with visibility of up to 40 meters.

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

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

Dive boat facilities

  • Ladder
  • Drinking Water
  • Seating Area

PADI® Courses Available

  • Reactivate Program
  • Refresher Dive
  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Cavern Diving

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Center
  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Dive Center Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Retail Shop

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Board Games

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Heating

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services

Resort Description

Vinha d'Areia Beach Hotel overlooks the tranquil Marina Vila Franca do Campo, and provides quick access to the beach and PADI dive center below.

On the south coast of São Miguel, Vinha d´Areia Beach Hotel is a comfortable resort with sea views, just a minute's walk from the beach. Enjoy panoramic water views from your own private balcony.

Fully renovated in 2015, rooms at Vinha d´Areia Beach Hotel are well-equipped with modern furnishings, private balconies, air conditioning and cable TV. The outdoor pool is located on an open-air terrace, with incredible views of the Atlantic. Traditional Azorean cuisine is served in the hotel restaurant for fuelling between dives.

How to get there

Arrival

  • Ponte Delgada Airport is a 20 minute drive from the resort.
  • The resort does not offer transfers so the best option is to get a taxi or rent a car at the airport. 
  • Check-in time is 2 pm.

Departure

  • Check-out time is 12 pm. 
  • Following check-out, the hotel staff will help you call a taxi. Alternatively, you can drive yourself back to the airport if you have rented a car. 

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