Diving Santa Maria
The dive sites around the island of Santa Maria in the south of the Azores are a well-kept secret. Here the water is much warmer than around Pico and so other species can also be observed diving. But others like blue and mako sharks are missing. The dive sites at Ambrosios, a Mobula meeting point, are legendary. In the north are the Formigas, a nature reserve. Small marine parks have emerged around Santa Maria that offer first-class Atlantic diving. The island is also famous for the frequent occurrence of whale sharks which can be seen here regularly.
We therefore regularly move one of the ships from proWin pronature Foto to Santa Maria and offer one-week cruises, just like in the central archipelago. Of course, a combination for 14 days is ideal because you then get the entire spectrum of the top Atlantic diving spots.
Since it was previously only possible to get to the great dive sites on Zodiaks, Pico Sport also puts the 11.00 m Roman fisherman to Villa do Porto.