Banco D. Joao De Castro

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Banco D. Joao De Castro

Banco D. Joao De Castro

Have you ever dived in a volcano?! It's just incredible! A must dive in the Azores. Banco D. Jao De Castro is set on a volcano, it shelters a surprising amount of life: big fish, even very big fish, cruise in the area... Depending at which depth you want to dive it, the atmosphere and interests are different, though then you'll always see the (harmless) volcanic gas trickling out of the rocks throughout the whole site in the form of tiny bubbles! For experienced divers only: maximum depth is 40 meters. A great dive/adventure, Jules Verne style... keep an eye out in the blue for manta rays and, who knows, a sneaky peek at a whale!

Have you ever dived in a volcano?! It's just incredible! A must dive in the Azores. Banco D. Jao De Castro is set on a volcano, it shelters a surprising amount of life: big fish, even very big fish, cruise in the area... Depending at which depth you want to dive it, the atmosphere and interests are different, though then you'll always see the (harmless) volcanic gas trickling out of the rocks throughout the whole site in the form of tiny bubbles! For experienced divers only: maximum depth is 40 meters. A great dive/adventure, Jules Verne style... keep an eye out in the blue for manta rays and, who knows, a sneaky peek at a whale!

Have you ever dived in a volcano?! It's just incredible! A must dive in the Azores. Banco D. Jao ...

Other information

Type of dive site
  • Pinnacle
  • Plateau
Depth
  • More than 40
Required scuba diving level / certification
Advanced - CMAS 2
Boat trip duration
2 hours min.
Fauna
  • Manta ray
  • Stingray
  • Eagle ray
  • Barracudas
  • Moray eels
  • Mola Mola
  • Tuna
  • Turtle
  • Groupers
  • Conger eels
  • Scorpion fish
  • Seahorses
  • Soft coral
  • Black coral
  • White-tip reef Shark

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Espirito Azul Diving Center

Espirito Azul Diving Center

Located in Vila Franca Do Campo on the Island of Sao Miguel, Espirito Azul Diving Center will let you discover all the wonders of diving in the Azores. Just listen to Carlos, Espirito Azul's manager, and next thing you know, you'll want ...

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Best Spot Azores Dive Center

Our opinion on Best Spot Azores :
There is so much to do and visit on the very green island of Sao Miguel... The nature on the largest island of the Azores offers magnificent walks through the volcanic landscapes, but also most of all it offers sublime dives! ...

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