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PADI Five Star Resort. With Arraia Divers you can discover the best of the underwater world around Terceira. The Azores volcanic origin provides a distinct topography which is perfect for scuba diving. Our main focus is providing a safe fun...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Estrada Regional 1 | Silveira, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9700-193, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At first we decided on diving with Arraia because of both reccomendations on Tripadvisor and location at the Caracol hotel. We were warmly welcomed by British owners Phil and Alex and local divemaster Carlos at their cosy diveshack (or bunker.) We have dived with all...More

Thank DjengLot-onTour
Alex-Phil A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Charlotte and Django, thanks for the great review. Always nice to be appreciated. Hope your journey home is uneventful. We would definitely like to see you again if you come to Terceira once more. Alex, Phil and Carlos

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I've completed the Open Water Course at Arraia Diversos and couldn't be happier. Friendly and helpful people who welcomed me to scuba diving, always ready to help and provide the best service possible. I highly recommend it for novice and anyone with practice visiting Terceira,...More

Thank Paulo R
Alex-Phil A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi Paolo, what a nice review. Thanks so much for your comments. Both you and Mariana were a delight to teach and dive with and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 18 August 2018

We prebooked a ' try dive' for a family of four from the UK. Alex was great with booking and answering questions and concerns pre arrival both by email and on the phone. They were ready for us when we arrived and took time to...More

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Alex-Phil A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hi Andy, thanks for a great review. I am sure other potential customers will find this helpful if they are booking a course or an experience with us.I am glad you all enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you all here again soon. If...More

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

My two daughters aged 11 and 14 had a wonderful confidence building dive here - attentive and patient care form the instructors

Thank Andrew C
Alex-Phil A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Thanks for the nice comments. You are a delightful family and it was our pleasure. I hope your daughters take the full course soon.

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

I had 19 dives with this lovely group and all of those dives were brilliant. Despite being a solo diver they made me feel part of and it was we had been diving for ages. They can help you out with whatever you need and...More

Thank chrisfromhungary
Alex-Phil A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thanks for this nice review Krisz. It was a pleasure having you with us. We will go exploring this winter and will hopefully have some new sites for you next year.

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

...the great service! Nice location close to the center in Angra. We did the Discovery Scuba Diving at the Silveira, and had a very good time. Professional and trustworthy. Only drawback is the cash-only payment system, it would be more convenient to be able to...More

Thank AlexanderNevermind
Alex-Phil A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Hi Alexander, thanks for the nice review. The cash-only system is being revised. We can already take payment via our website and next year expect to have a card machine in the sop.

Reviewed 25 March 2018

It had been a while since I was certified to dive so I needed some extra attention. I came to the right place! Alex and Dre took care to provide a customized, complete, and satisfying dive experience for me. The very reasonable cost included the...More

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Alex A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Hi Jim, it was great to have you dive with us and we hope you come and visit us on your next posting out here.

Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Had a great dive here. The shop is convenient to the Caracol hotel and the prices are reasonable. I especially enjoyed the hot tea after our dive in the chilly December waters. My 5 mil wet suit with hoody was plenty warm but the water...More

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Alex A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thanks for the great review. Glad you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you again son, and hop to spot some days with you.

Reviewed 31 January 2018

Located conveniently below Hotel Caracol, this dive shop is perfectly situated for any diving adventure! As a newly certified diver, I had only expected to make 2 dives during my time in Terceira, but fate and the ocean had other plans! Through the knowledgeable guidance...More

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Alex A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Hi Josiah, what a great review. I am sure this will get lots of helpful votes. So glad you enjoyed the dives and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I dove with Arraia Divers on Oct 31 and I am so glad that we did. We stopped by their shop in the afternoon on the 30th and met the owners, Alex and Phil, as well as one of their dive masters,...More

Thank Tyler M
Alex-Phil A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Hi Tyler, really pleased that you and Courtney enjoyed yourselves. Thanks for the great review. I am sure others will find this really helpful. Please come and see us again soon. There are lots of other great dive sites to show you.

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MsGinaC
1 June 2018|
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Response from pmsadams | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
We have a maximum of 4 people per dive guide. If larger, we add another dive guide.
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mnolan9941
18 July 2016|
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Response from Alex-Phil A | Property representative |
We do rent all equipment though our suits are 6-7mm and not 10mm. They are what you will find standard around the Azores. We have neoprene vests as well that many people that get chilled easily like to use.
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mnolan9941
18 July 2016|
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Response from Alex-Phil A | Property representative |
It is possible to dive then, we dive year round. November is when the waters are starting to cool down and are still quite nice though you may not see the same amount of marine life that we see during the summer.
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