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We welcome diving couple Andrew and Sarah Crafts

We welcome diving couple Andrew and Sarah Crafts to an extended stay with us at Arraia Divers.  Andrew is stationed at the USAF base here on Terceira and Sarah has joined him for the summer.  Andrew is already a PADI

The Coral Gardens with Octopus Diving center

On Sunday 26 May, Arraia Divers joined with our friends at Octopus for a great dive through the Coral Gardens near Praia. As you can see the coral was open and quite lovely. This is definitely a dive worth doing

A Monkfish at “The Jacks”

This weekend we went on a couple of dives with our friends at Octopus Divers. First of all a lovely dive through the Coral gardens (video to follow). Then Ricardo took us for a local tour of “The Jacks”. We

Discovering the Underwater world with Shannon and Mark

Mark and Shannon from Ohio were our latest recruits to discover the lovely underwater world of the Azores. Here they are poolside with Phil learning all about scuba gear. They were soon in the pool getting to grips with using

Master Scuba Diver: Michael Joy

Many congratulations to Michael Joy, from the USAF airbase here on Terceira, on achieving his master scuba diver rating. He first came to learn to dive in July 2018, moved quickly through advanced open water then worked his way through

Jon and Amy discover scuba diving

Now we are in May, more people are wanting to discover scuba. Today we met Jon and Amy from New Hampshire USA. Jon already qualified 20 years ago, but decided it was so long ago that it was time to

Anchors and Ilheus in April

The weather was sunny, the sea was calm. Three guys from the airbase were keen to do some boat diving at last. We called up the guys at water4fun and hired a boat with crew. Off we went to dive

PADI Elite Instructor award – 2nd time for Phil!

For the second year in a row, Phil Adams is proud to receive the PADI elite instructor award. This follows a busy 2018 when we were supported by an excellent divemaster (Geoffery Decuyper). With his support, we were able to

Stacy & Charlotte dive the Azores with Arraia Divers

Stacy & Charlotte, American mother and daughter divers, visited Terceira and dived for the first time in a few years. Alex took them both for pool refresh followed by a fun dive on Arraia Reef. Afterwards our lady divers told

Alba our latest trainee dive professional takes the plunge!

We have a new trainee dive professional at Arraia Divers. Meet Alba Foraster giant-striding into the water for dive 4 of her open water course. Read more about her on our team page!

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