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Lucía Cruz Melguizo – new PADI open water diver

At the start of September a group of new students started at the University and happily for us wanted to learn to scuba dive.  First off the mark was Lucia who took her book and video straight away and started

Photo trip to the Lidador Shipwreck

While Carlos continued to practice leading experienced divers after his DM course, Phil, acting as Supervisor, took his camera for a rare photo trip around the Lidador Shipwreck.

Carlos Pinto completes his PADI divemaster course!

The latest installment in Carlos Pinto’s journey to PADI Divemaster.  You may remember that Carlos turned up at our dive center in February announcing that he wanted to become a divemaster?   Well, this week he completed the final elements of

Maaike and Jhomas – new PADI open water divers

  Many congratulations to Maaike and Jhomas our latest PADI open water divers.  Maaike booked her course with us way back in June and signed up for the e-learning option, but Jhomas turned up with girlfriend Kylie a couple of

Geoffrey Decuyper: Goodbye and good luck

Yesterday we said a sad farewell to Geoffrey (Geo) as he left us for his next adventure in Barcelona. Geo joined us in January 2017 shortly after we took over Arraia Divers as our first Divemaster Trainee under the Estagiar

A busy July at Arraia Divers

Hello Everyone, As we come to the end of a very busy July we thought it would be nice to do a round up of what happened this month. After a short discussion with City hall we obtained our usual

Night Diving in the Azores

As the nights draw out,  it is time to think about diving at night to see the different critters that come out in the dark. Check out this great video from scuba diver life magazine. scuba diver life magazine

New Open Water Divers

Congratulations to Jason & Michael for completing their PADI Open Water course yesterday. It was great to teach you to take your first steps on an exciting adventure. They are recent arrivals at the Air Base and did their course

Discover scuba with the Magalhães family

This week we welcomed the Magalhães family from Porto on the Portuguese mainland.  They are regular visitors to the Azores and this time wanted to dive.  Luis, who was leading the expedition, was already a qualified diver and after a short pool

Online payments – New for 2018 season

Arraia Divers have recently set up a secure online payment system to take deposits for guided dives and PADI courses and the option to pay either a deposit or the full amount for the Discover Scuba diving experiences for the

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