BLUES, MAKOS & DEVIL
EXPEDITIONS AZOREAN SHARK SAFARI
Diving with blue
sharks, mako sharks and Devil Rays. Plus snorkeling
Pico Island, Azores.
Hotel on Pico Island.
Advanced Open Water Certification required.
No dates scheduled.
Please contact us if you would like to join this
expedition in the future.
double occ. $2995 single occ.
This trip includes:
Two days of
shark diving (blues and makos) off Pico Island.
Two full day
trips to Princess Alice Bank to dive with Spiny Devil Rays.
One day of
reef diving around Pico Island.
One day of
free-diving with dolphins around Pico Island.
captain and crew / shark wranglers.
chum and hang baits.
in a 4 star hotel on Pico Island.
transfers to/from Pico or Horta Airport.
Personal diving equipment, flights, lunch and
Dive with Blues and Makos in
late summer months, blue and mako sharks congregate at the
Azores as part of their long annual migration through the
North Atlantic. Join us in August when the sharks are at
their thickest for an edgy encounter in the cobalt blue
water off Pico Island.
This is a
blue water dive in crystal clear water at the very edge of
the Azorean shelf. As there are no reference points except
for the line to the dive boat, good buoyancy skills are very
Dive with Devil Rays at Princess Alice Bank
As well as great shark diving, the Azores
also provides access to world famous Princess Alice Bank; a
deep seamount far from shore inhabited by huge Pelagic
Mobula Rays aka Devil Rays.
Unlike smaller mobulas that bolt at the sight
of divers, this species is extremely friendly and curious,
allowing divers to swim right next to them within touching
distance. Swimming within a school of mobula rays that are
up to 3.7m wide from wing tip to wing tip, is an experience
you will never forget.
Snorkel with Dolphins
We will also
take a day off from diving to snorkel with pods of dolphins.
Among the species we may encounter are Common, Bottlenose,
Atlantic Spotted, Risso and Striped Dolphins.
Dive The Volcanic Reefs of Pico
No trip to the Azores would be complete
without a dive or two on its rugged volcanic reefs. Expect
surge sculpted caves, dramatic drop offs and a plethora of
endemic marine life including octopuses, morays, barracudas,
nudibranchs and more.
Dive the Jewell of the Atlantic!
Day 1 - Arrive in the Azores and transfer to
Pico Island. Settle into your 4 star accommodation and relax
or head out to explore the island.
Day 2 - First day of shark diving. After a
one hour run out to the shark grounds, we will begin chumming for blues and makos,
returning to Pico around mid afternoon to download images
Day 3 - After a quick breakfast we will set a
course for Princess Alice Banks (weather permitting).
Returning by late afternoon in time for dinner on Pico.
Day 4 - Today you will have a chance to dive
the volcanic reefs around Pico Island. After two tanks we
will return to shore and spend the afternoon relaxing.
Day 5 - Second day for blues and makos
returning to port in the afternoon.
Day 6 - Your second expedition to Princess
Alice Bank. One more chance to swim among the mobulas and
explore this mysterious deep seamount.
Day 7 - After a leisurely start we will head
out in search of dolphins to snorkel with - a great way to
decompress at the end of a busy week of big animal diving.
Day 8 - Time to say goodbye to Pico Island.
After breakfast we will transfer you to the airport for you
NB. the schedule may be rearranged slightly
to take advantage of the best weather days to head to
Princess Alice Bank.
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