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Azores Capital : île Sao Miguel
Language : Portuguese

Currency : Euro
Time zone UTC : -1



Mantamaria Dive Center

From 15,00 €
Azores, Ile Santa Maria
Marina de Vila do Porto, 9580-541, Vila do Porto

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Near Downtown area

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The Mantamaria diving school is located in the marina of Vila do Porto, along the mooring pontoon, on Santa Maria Island, Azores. The transport of divers and equipment is done with one of the 2 vans of Mantamaria. In the morning, board one of the 3 dive boats, the Tornado, a semi-rigid boat of 7.10 m long, the Badejo of 8 m, or the Rilusa of 7.10 m to the most beautiful spot of the Azores, the Fomigas which is a natural reserve or the Dollabarat bank.

Mantamaria Dive Center favors these trips to Formigas and Dollabarat, northeast of Santa Maria, because some divers praise this Santa Maria dive site as one of the best dive sites in Europe. You will see large manta rays underwater and whale sharks, locally called pintado, on the surface. Admire also the coastline of Santa Maria by snorkeling from the boat of Mantamaria with very nice views on bays, coves, and inlets at the bottom of which nestle beaches of clear sand unique to the Azores.

The bay of São Lourenço, Praia Formosa, and beautiful quiet bays like natural pools allow you to follow a PADI beginner's course at the Mantamaria diving school such as a baptism, a scuba diver, or an open water diver. In Santa Maria, you can enjoy crystal clear water and visibility up to 40 meters. The ideal time to dive in this area is from June to September, as the air and water temperatures vary between 26 and 22ºC and there is only light rainfall.


From 01 January At 31 December
Monday08:30 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:30 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30

Others activities

Miradouro Sao Lourenco, Farol de Gonçalo Velho, Pico Alto, Beach - Praia Formosa, Geological formations - Ribeira do Maloas, Caves - Gruta do Figueiral, Desert - Barreiro da Faneca, Cascade - Baia do Raposo