Dolphin, Whale Watching and Scuba Diving in the Azores....
Witness some of natures most majestic mammals and to scuba dive in some of the cleanest waters of the Atlantic...
Dolphin & Whale Watching in the Azores
Whaling has played an important part of the history of the Azores. A wide range of whales and a variety of dolphins, turtles and sharks are attracted to the island by the abundant schools of fish off the shore.
- Whale Watch Azores
Offering tours operating from May to October visiting different areas around the coasts of the islands.
- Pico Sport
Pico Sport was founded in 1997 on the green azorean island of Pico and run a diving center and a Whale/Dolphin Watching base.
Whilst whales and dolphins are seen all year round, the whale-watching season runs from May to October, when the weather is most suited to boat voyages.
The Azores is also regarded as one of the best scuba diving environments in the world and some whale-watching companies also offer diving excursions into local canyons, caves and lava formations.
These caves are home to moray eels, octopus, sea urchins and other marine animals. Large schools of fish surrounding the islands attract some of the bigger fish of the Atlantic including barracudas, sting rays and mantas.
Night diving is also popular in some of the sheltered spots as it offers the opportunity to observer huge swarms of brightly coloured shrimp and bioluminescent plankton (ocean glow)
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Related Reading for the Azores
Illustrated with colour photographs and line drawings, this title provides practical information and features on culture, history and festivals of Azores. It describes the best walks, along with information on where to eat and sleep and how to get around.
By David Sayers
A pocket-size guide that is packed with useful information, tips and recommendations, accompanied by colour photographs, charts and maps for the first-time traveller who wants to experience the major highlights that the Azores have to offer.