Ilheu da Vila

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Ilheu da Vila

Ilheu da Vila

Just off the small Vila Island, the Ilheu da Vila dive site offers several advantages. Location: it’s located near the coast. Current: weak. Marine life: abundant.

This site is ideal for introductory dives and beginners because it’s conducive to the development of schools of fish, such as amberjacks, barracudas, and toothed jacks. Fan of nudibranchs? Dive down just 12 meters in a little cave and you will find a whole colony! It’s also the occasion to observe shrimp.

This dive site is also great for night diving and underwater photography. Remember, in Azores the underwater visibility is tops up to 30 meters and more. What we’re trying to say is no need for flashlights; let the stars light your way!

Just off the small Vila Island, the Ilheu da Vila dive site offers several advantages. Location: it’s located near the coast. Current: weak. Marine life: abundant.

This site is ideal for introductory dives and beginners because it’s conducive to the development of schools of fish, such as amberjacks, barracudas, and toothed jacks. Fan of nudibranchs? Dive down just 12 meters in a little cave and you will find a whole colony! It’s also the occasion to observe shrimp.

This dive site is also great for night diving and underwater photography. Remember, in Azores the underwater visibility is tops up to 30 meters and more. What we’re trying to say is no need for flashlights; let the stars light your way!

Just off the small Vila Island, the Ilheu da Vila dive site offers several advantages. Location: ...

Other information

Type of dive site
  • Cave
Depth
  • Maximum 20
Visibility
Excellent visibility in season
Current
Weak
Required scuba diving level / certification
Beginner
Boat trip duration
10 minutes
Fauna
  • Barracudas
  • Kingfish
  • Trevallies
Flora
  • Nudibranchs

The best dive centres to explore Ilheu da Vila

Mantamaria Dive Center

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Mantamaria Dive Center

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On Santa Maria in the Azores, the diving is as good as the fish are big! Whether you’re a snorkeling buff or a lover of the great depths, Mantamaria Dive Center will immerse you in the Atlantic Ocean to find what makes you ...

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