Snorkeling excursion in Santa Maria, Azores

Snorkeling excursion in Santa Maria, Azores

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Chill
  • Spoken languages: Portuguese, English, French
  • Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
  • Duration: full day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible 1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Haliotis - Santa Maria Rua Cruz Teixeira, Hotel Colombo, 9580-473 Vila Do Porto
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Learn to observe the underwater world from the surface with fun filled snorkelling excursions. You will be taught about the local history thanks to your experienced guide who will take you out to the most adequate places.

Lean the technique of skin diving, which is snorkelling with a twist - you have to hold your breath (similar to apnea) so you can observe the peaceful aquatic life, up close and personal.

During this session you can practice both snorkelling and skin diving - there's no better way to explore the underwater world when you’re not able to scuba dive or if scuba diving just isn’t your thing. You'll learn how to become comfortable underwater while watching life below the surface for short visits. Whether you want to dive in a local freshwater lake or the big blue ocean - the techniques are all the same. 

You'll spend the day around Santa Maria, exploring the subaquatic world and its wonderful marine species.

You will complete two snorkelling sessions, each of which will last an hour.

Offer Description

During this excursion you will have 2 x 1 hour sessions exploring the underwater world. You'll be accompanied by a certified instructor who will teach you the necessary basic techniques to help you get comfortable under water.


- Explore the subaquatic world
- Learn the basic techniques of snorkelling

Activity requirements

Minimum age: 8 years

All participants under 18 must provide written parental consent. 

  • All necessary snorkelling gear
  • Bottled water & snacks
  • Insurance
Meeting point
Haliotis - Santa Maria Rua Cruz Teixeira, Hotel Colombo, 9580-473 Vila Do Porto Get directions



Average rating
5 / 5
Very good
Genial y 100% recomandable
  • 5 / 5

No ha habido experiencia similar en mi vida anteriormente. Poder nadar con animales como mantas en su hábitat natural ha sido brutal.

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