About Us


Why dive with Arraia Divers?

At Arraia Divers we believe in a personalized experience. Our goal is to make sure you enjoy yourselves both on land as well as in the water. Our dive staff are fluent in English, Portuguese and French. For your safety, all of our dive staff (instructors and dive masters) are not only PADI professionals but are also insured by Aqua Med or DAN. We are up to date with today’s current dive techniques and theory and always aim to be environmentally aware. You can also be assured that our equipment is modern and regularly serviced as we have a certified service technician on site. Both our compressor and tanks are serviced, and our tanks are certified, ensuring that you’ll be breathing only the cleanest Azorean air!

To make diving easy, we gear up at our back door and walk a mere 20m to our beautiful house reef, Arraia Reef. We are also connected to the 4 star Hotel do Caracol. All you need to do is take the elevator up to your room after diving! Our staff is fun, friendly, and interesting, as well as being a very international group. Your dives with us are guaranteed to be memorable ones


Alex and Phil Adams

Alex n Phil
Joint Owner/Managers PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers #315108 and 315109 Alex and Phil Adams are from the UK and met in 2004 when they first started diving. They have dived as far west as the Galapagos Islands and as far East as the Maldives and many places in between. Having gone professional in 2012, they then spent 3 years in the UK at Dive In, one of the top UK PADI 5* CDCs, gaining much valuable teaching experience. Phil is a passionate underwater photographer while Alex prefers videography enjoying observing underwater behaviour patterns. Both are PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers and have been the owner/managers of Arraia Divers since the end of 2016. Between them they can teach a variety of specialties and courses from discover scuba to divemaster.  They look forward to welcoming you to the lovely blue waters of the Azores.

PADI Specialties

  • EFR Instructor
  • Emergency Oxygen provider instructor
  • Deep Specialty Instructor
  • Underwater Navigator Instructor
  • Wreck Diver Instructor
  • Dry Suit Instructor
  • Night Diver Instructor
  • Enriched Air Instructor
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor
  • Underwater Photography Instructor
  • Project Aware Instructor
  • Search and Recovery Instructor
  • AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Sp Instructor
  • Care for Children w/AED Instructor


We will have a visiting divemaster for the summer months. Check in later this year to discover who it is…..