From June to September there is the possibility to dive at the top dive sites of the Azores with a liveaboard. The exclusive group of six divers will be taken to the Mobula spots at Princess Alice Bank as well as to the shark spots of Banco Azores, Condor and Pedra de Sousa. Additionally, you have the great opportunity to do a blackwater dive in the open ocean.
The season at the Azores is short. Therefore, a classic liveaboard similar to those at Galapagos Islands or in Egypt cannot be expected. Our Azores-Liveaboard offers an affordable compromise that gives divers a great opportunity to dive in secluded places extensively and securely.
There are three cabins available:
- 1 master cabin with double bed and private bathroom
- 1 cabin with bunk bed and shared bathroom
- 1 double cabin with shared bathroom
The Bayliner Blue Bay is 14.5 meters long and thus offers enough space for six divers in three cabins with two bathrooms. Dive spots which are located more distant can be easily reached by night. During the cruise we offer a breakfast to start with good energy into our diving days. At lunch we will offer you snacks and for the whole day you can choose between a variety of fruits, cookies cold drinks and coffee or tea. The dinner spent on the sea will be included.
There are scheduled 2 or 3 overnight stays on board as well as four overnight stays in a guesthouse at Madalena on the island of Pico. The nights at the boat are handled flexibly and depend on the weather. For this reason, it will be decided on spot in accordance with the weather situation. Therefore, the program is designed for one week, because this is the only way to guarantee the dives. You will keep your room in the guesthouse during the whole stay, so luggage which you do not need can be left in your accommodation.
Conditions for participation
Most of the dives are advanced dives. Therefore, all participants should have an AOWD certification, or more than 50 logged dives as well as a nightdive special. Nitrox can be booked against production of a nitrox brevet and for a supplement of 150 €. Diving at Princess Alice Bank may mean diving in extreme currents. Therefore, the crew decides on spot from dive to dive, whether divers should remain at the current line or can dive freely. The decisions are made very carefully and must be followed by every participant because it is almost not possible to find drifted divers again.