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Arraia Divers

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Estrada Regional 1 | Silveira, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9700-193, Portugal
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Great Experience!

It had been a while since I was certified to dive so I needed some extra attention. I came to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jim C
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Vicenza, Italy
Convenient, safe and professional

Had a great dive here. The shop is convenient to the Caracol hotel and the prices are reasonable. I... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2018
Gavin F
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PADI Five Star Resort
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“dive shop” (4 reviews)
“octopus” (8 reviews)
“diving center” (3 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Estrada Regional 1 | Silveira, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9700-193, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed February 6, 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

1  Thank Gavin F
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Alex A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 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.

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Reviewed January 31, 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

1  Thank Josiah C
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Alex A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 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.

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Reviewed November 4, 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
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Alex-Phil A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 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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Reviewed September 16, 2017

We had a great 2 dives. My wife had not done any diving in 5 years, and they were happy to do a bit of a refresher for her before we started. They let us keep our gear there and even looked after it, drying...More

Thank mds875
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Alex-Phil A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Hi there, glad you had a good time with us. We do aim to please. Hope the rest of your honeymoon was enjoyable. Please come and dive with us again as there are more dive sites we can take you to.

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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Great staff, very professional and confidence inspiring! Geo, the Belgian, took us for a very fun and relaxed dive around the bay, we saw octopuses and the actual communications cable that joins America and Europe. Recommended.

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Alex-Phil A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Glad you enjoyed yourselves. We will pass your comments on to Geo. Please come again very soon.

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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited Arraia this summer, where we did three shore dives. We were both fresh open water divers, but but this wasn't a problem due to the very personal guidance provided. André set out a plan for us in which we did...More

Thank JorKoen
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Alex-Phil A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Really glad to see that you enjoyed yourselves with us and found the approach we took with you helpful We will be glad to welcome you to Terceira again and hopefully take you to more advanced sites.

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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

This was the first divecentre me and my boyfriend visited after getting our Open Water certification. The staff was superfriendly and really paid attention to our limits and capabilities. The diving was great, lots of marine life (e.g. morays, octopi & sting rays) and the...More

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Alex-Phil A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Good to have such a positive review. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and please come again soon.

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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

I made two great dives at Arraia divers on August 2017. The wind was too strong to take the boat so we made two shore dives in the reef next to to the diving center. I could see two eagle rays, many octopus, morays (even...More

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Alex-Phil A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

Many thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed it. We would be glad to see you again, especially when your friend has passed his open water, which I am sure he will do.

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Reviewed July 28, 2017

We spent two days diving with Arraia Divers and had a fantastic time. The whole team were really friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and professional. We spent the first day diving on the beautiful Arraia Reef and saw lots of life and then we spent the second...More

Thank Kayleigh N
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Alex-Phil A, Owner at Arraia Divers, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2017

Hi, thanks for the great review. Glad you enjoyed the experience and hope to see you again soon. Will stock up on the biscuits!

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mnolan9941
July 18, 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
July 18, 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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Lois7115
October 22, 2015|
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Response from Alex-Phil A | Property representative |
As long as the weather is permitting, but of course. This being said as it is our 'winter' at that time and the weather is not quite as predictable. Last January we were wearing shorts and had calm seas and blue skies.
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