Diving to seabeds, in seacaves or to shipwrecks… The Azores offers a variety of spots for all experience levels, from beginners to professionals, and the adventure ranges from snorkeling to diving with marine life of the Azores' clear waters.
And the Azores are just 4 hours from the US, in the mid-Atlantic — with lots of romantic inns, seaside towns, and cozy eateries.
One of the diving highlights on Terceira is the Underwater Archaeological Park located in the Bay of Angra do Heroísmo, which offers several diving sites. The main attraction here is a Cemetery of Anchors, where you can see more than 40 anchors lost between the 16th to the 20th centuries, and the steamer ‘Lidador’ that went down here in 1878.
There are also geological formations full of marine life and rock formations - such as small isles of Fradinhos about 5 miles of Terceira's south coast. See dusky groupers and barred hogfishes gswim large schools of pelagic fish.
The Cinco Ribeiras Cave can also be found on this island. A cool cave dive with a number of long interconnected chambers.
Terceira is also the closest island to one of the best dive sites of the Azores, the Dom João de Castro Bank , the top of a volcanic cone home to schools of pelagic fish.
Diving in the Azores Islands is a unique experience. The Azores volcanic origin led to a unique ecosystem. The lava formed topography has a labyrinth of arches, caves and caverns.