Offshore - Banco D. João de Castro

Praia da Vitória
From: Praia da Vitória
Duration: 8 Hours
Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Group Size: 4 - 6 people
Photos: Free Photos
Minimum Age: 12
Guides: Professional Certified Instructors
Weight Limit: N/A
Insurance: Diving Insurance
Transfers: 10€ / person (round trip)
From: Praia da Vitória
Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Photos: Free Photos
Guides: Professional Certified Instructors
Insurance: Diving Insurance ___________________________
Duration: 8 Hours
Group Size: 4 - 6 people
Minimum Age: 12
Weight Limit: N/A
Transfers: 10€ / person (round trip)
At 35 nautical miles from Terceira Island we find one of the most ambitious, more difficult to access, and less frequent dive sites of the Azores archipelago, the bank D. João de Castro.

The bank D. João de Castro is a large submarine volcano that emerges from about 1000 meters deep to a minimum of 13 meters. This is a special place where we experience a dive above an active volcano and can encounter some pelagic fish, like the magnificent Devil Ray.

This dive is only for experienced divers and a precheck dive is mandatory (Know more about diving conditions).

Please respect our dive sites and marine life by not touching or teasing marine life at any time.

Important information:
- In this program we make two dives.
- The Dive Team chooses the best day to do this trip.
- The dive groups are maximum 6 guests to be lead by our Divemasters or Instructors.
- After the first dive, we make a surface interval around 1h30.
- Between dives we offer you a light meal, that includes juice, water, hot coffee, hot tea, fruit and some snacks.

- Being certified as an Advanced Open Water diver or more.
- Being an active diver. After a certain period of inactivity, a Refresh Course is mandatory.
- Medical Clearance for any pre existing conditions (read, fill and sign the standard Medical Statement).

Price per person


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Important information
You need to wait for a minimum of 24 hours after your last dive, so please plan your flights and mountain hiking trips accordingly.
- Swimwear
- Towel
- Diving certification
- sunscreen cream
- Two dives with basic equipment
(tank and weights)
- Dive insurance
- Dive Guide
- Snacks
- Light lunch with water, juice and fruit.
- Pick up / Drop-off
- Dive Equipment

(bcd, regulator, wetsuit, fins, mask, boots and gloves).
- Dive Computer
- Dive Torch.
Subject to favorable weather conditions.
If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
The cancellation by the customer within 48 hours prior to the activity will not result on any refund.