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Haliotis Centro Mergulho Santa Maria

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Cruz Teixeira | Hotel Colombo, Vila do Porto, Santa Maria 9580-473, Portugal
+351 262 781 160
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Very bad!! Do not book anything with them!

We booked the manta ray dive a month and half ago, we were buying flight and came.and no body new... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
orkily
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Nice

We had a nice holiday with a couple of good dives. We met a lot of nice people :) We saw manta's... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Nele P
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Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
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The outstanding conditions of Azores, combining climate with oceanic currents creates excelent conditions for diving with massive amounts of sealife. Here, Haliotis created another project, in the island of Santa Maria making the biggest local center. Santa Maria spreads for 16,6 km long and 9,1 km wide, with an area of 97 km2, and 5 574 inhabitants. Santa Maria is part of the Oriental Group of the Azores Islands, together with Sao Miguel, wich stands 81 km away. Its highest peak, Pico Alto, reaches 587 m de altitude. Around Santa Maria there are some 55 diving spots with caves, canyons, walls, reefs.... Again, oceanic big species are always a possibility even in the closer dives. ur mascot in Santa Maria is the Manta (Mobula tarapacana). Mantas are common here in some spots and can be seen from the surface to 50m. This species has a typical triangle shape, tail without thorn and can reach 3.5 Meters wide
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31 Aug 2017
“Nice”
1 week ago
“Very bad!! Do not book anything with them! ”
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Cruz Teixeira | Hotel Colombo, Vila do Porto, Santa Maria 9580-473, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the manta ray dive a month and half ago, we were buying flight and came.and no body new that we are coming and that dive was not going on.

Thank orkily
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We had a nice holiday with a couple of good dives. We met a lot of nice people :) We saw manta's, stingrays, dolphins ... perfect

Thank Nele P
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

My brother (an experienced diver), and my 12 year old daughter and 13 year old son (both first time divers) had the time of their lives on this trip. Met with a smile from the start, after filling out all of the required paperwork (and...More

Thank Julie W
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Just great!!! Wonderful staff, great dive. 5 star dive center! And the mandatory visit to Ambrosio spot... 7/8 manta rays (mobulas)... umbalivable! ;)

Thank VHGM
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

When expectations are high, everything becomes more complicated, but to my surprise until it was easy due to the professionalism and friendliness of all the staff. I did spectacular dives and recommend Haliotis.

Thank Patrícia M
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had an amazing week diving with Haliotis Santa Maria. Team is great, Luis, Ruben and Filipe are very friendly and cheerful, made our trip even great. Dive center and boats are comfortable and well maintained. We went to some really cool dive spots, particularly...More

Thank JulianaSteixeira
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GoncaloHenriques, Diretor de vendas at Haliotis Centro Mergulho Santa Maria, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Hi Juliana Hi Juliana First I want to thank you for your evaluation of our services, we are always trying to be better and better, sometimes it´s not easy but everyone does their best on the team, and with the good and bad feed-back from...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I did a 12 dives week with these guys and had a blast! Amazingly good spirit, always ready to throw a joke around. Incredible place do dive, with proper staff and good centre conditions. To Luís, Filipe and Ruben I send my best and hope...More

1  Thank Pedro A
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I wanted to go diving in portugal 4month after getting my open water license (uae). People were very friendly and the whole day trip was very nice. We had two dive during the day with a break on the berlengas island with a quick lunch....More

1  Thank Adeline B
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff, good rental gear and boats, good service overall, until the most important part, the dive itself. Poor briefing/ after dive feedback Big groups (they say my group was a small one (7divers+divemaster) biggest group he had was 14 divers!!!) No one really...More

Thank tomfig
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

After reading the reviews on TA, Haliotis Diving was right at the bottom of the 5 companies I was planning on diving with. My first choice, Wahoo Diving, was fully booked, my second choice, Mantamarina, was not going to the spot I wanted to dive....More

3  Thank Laurent L
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