Diving

Diving

Here are some details you should know about us and the diving:

Here are some details you should know about us and the diving:

Boat trip

Preparing the boat and diving from the boat require some physical fitness and organisation. We put the BCD on when in the water. Sometimes we have to do this quickly (for example, when in the presence of pelagic animals, or as an occasional safety measure). It is easy to learn how to do it, and we do so in a fun way. However no one is obliged to follow this step.

The biggest chance to see something spectacular is when we head for the offshore dive sites. These sites are out in the open ocean where the waters get choppy. Be aware of this if you are prone to seasickness.

There is a lot of big fish to be encountered in the waters surrounding the Azores. What can be seen leaves us in awe. However, sightings are not guaranteed. What we see goes with a bit of luck.

We only offer two-tank–trips (changes due to weather conditions are possible)

Group sizes are within a maximum of four divers per instructor. Experienced divers, instructors or divemasters can dive with their buddy without guidance of course.

Generally we only take divers who have pre- booked their trip. That way, we can guarantee individual service and regular trips to more challenging dive sites.

Safety first

We require a medical certificate attesting you are fit for diving.

We recommend aqua med dive insurance if you have not yet bought your own.

aqua med offers specialized medical services in the diving and travel medicine. The medical emergency hotline, a professional emergency management and an included insurance coverage are all part of a special all-round-free-of-care-package for divers and travelers, provided by aqua med. It does not matter if you are a scuba diver or a professional – we do have for everyone the ideal aqua med dive card.

further information to aqua med

aqua med is a trademark of the Medical Helpline Worldwide GmbH, an international operating medical emergency competence center managed by specialized physicians, offering expertise in the field of emergency diving and travel medicine and providing worldwide aid with a special insurance package for diving accidents and overseas travel.

Call our hotline to talk to our emergency and diving medicine doctors, who are at your disposal 24/7, 365 days a year: providing services ranging from the provision of competent medical advice right up to professional emergency management.

Overview of services

  • 24/7 medical emergency hotline
  • Professional emergency management
  • Storage of medical data
  • Foreign travel health insurance
  • Diving accident insurance
  • Divers’ personal liability insurance