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Water and Wind

Water and Wind


Construction: Catamaran Helia 44
Length: 13 meters / 44 feet
Divers: 8

Schedules & Availability


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20 JUL2024
7 nights
Best of Azores Offshore
1 available space
EUR 2990.-
1 available space

Departure/Arrival

embark:
20 Jul 2024
Sao Miguel
disembark:
27 Jul 2024
Sao Miguel

Prices & Availability

Double/Twin
Main Deck
EUR 2990.-
1 space only female

Surcharges

Surcharges included in trip price
 Booking Request
27 JUL2024
7 nights
Best of Azores Offshore
3 available spaces
EUR 2990.-
3 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
27 Jul 2024
Sao Miguel
disembark:
03 Aug 2024
Sao Miguel

Prices & Availability

Double/Twin
Main Deck
EUR 2990.-
3 spaces
1 space only male

Surcharges

Surcharges included in trip price
 Booking Request
03 AUG2024
7 nights
Best of Azores Offshore
2 available spaces
EUR 2990.-
2 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
03 Aug 2024
Sao Miguel
disembark:
10 Aug 2024
Sao Miguel

Prices & Availability

Double/Twin
Main Deck
EUR 2990.-
2 spaces
1 space only female

Surcharges

Surcharges included in trip price
 Booking Request
10 AUG2024
7 nights
Best of Azores Offshore
4 available spaces
EUR 2990.-
4 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
10 Aug 2024
Sao Miguel
disembark:
17 Aug 2024
Sao Miguel

Prices & Availability

Double/Twin
Main Deck
EUR 2990.-
4 spaces
1 space only female

Surcharges

Surcharges included in trip price
 Booking Request
17 AUG2024
7 nights
Best of Azores Offshore
3 available spaces
EUR 2990.-
3 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
17 Aug 2024
Sao Miguel
disembark:
24 Aug 2024
Sao Miguel

Prices & Availability

Double/Twin
Main Deck
EUR 2990.-
3 spaces
1 space only female

Surcharges

Surcharges included in trip price
 Booking Request
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The Water and Wind liveaboard is a thirteen-meter Fountaine Pajot catamaran that accommodates eight divers and crew. The ship features a tailored diving experience that sails close to the Azores islands guaranteeing the most relaxed and unique diving and sailing vacation. The itineraries offer a week’s adventure that will be unforgettable. The package is an all-inclusive program including accommodation, food, soft drinks, and insurance with no hidden costs. The ship is a beautifully equipped Fountaine Pajot sailing catamaran, based on the Helia 44. The eight guests are accommodated in four cabins, each feature a dedicated marine head. The ship has solar power and a wind generator.
The liveaboard offers several itineraries around Portugal including diving around Lisbon, Algarve, the Azores, and Madeira (the safe port of the Atlantic). There is also an ultimate land-based Portugal top-to-bottom trip which includes hotel accommodations.
Lisbon itineraries are eight days with five dive days and are based out of Lisbon, Cascais or Estoril and dives area are Sesimbra, Cascais, and Fonte da Telha
The Algarve is known to have the best beach sites in Portugal. This is the eight-day "lots of diving holiday program" but with time to go to the beach, and time to visit places where tourism is rare and diving is exceptional. Four dive days are offered.
Azores – middle of the Atlantic Ocean – itineraries are eight days with five dive days and include the Azores Archipelago and Santa Maria Island. Sailing the Azores archipelago waters, you'll have a glimpse of its islands while diving the most pristine waters of the Atlantic Ocean. You will enjoy incredible visibilities, fantastic dive spots, the company of numerous species and, of course, the big pelagics.
The Maderia itineraries are eight days with five dive days and include Madeira, Funchal, and Porto Santo. In Maderia, the temperate and crystalline waters make it possible to dive in its natural reserves and to observe numerous critters including anemones, black corals, groupers, moray eels, stingrays, or – if you're lucky – even sea lions, the monk seals, the rarest in the world.
The ultimate top-to-bottom packages include thirteen days hotel accommodation and nineteen recreational boat dives at Matosinhos, Peniche, Sesimbra, and Algarve - Portimão with diving in Porto, the Berlengas Archipelago, Sesimbra, Fonte da Telha and Praia da Rocha - the Ocean Revival Park. This package is NOT liveaboard-based, but includes thirteen days and twelve nights in 4-star hotel, room for 2, continental breakfast, nine days diving, nineteen dives, a car with GPS for the whole trip, wine tasting in Porto, private tour in Lisbon, and dinner at a Fado Restaurant in Lisbon.
Azores Dive Sites: Santa Maria - It's a very popular site due to the large number of marine species that can be found in its ten dive sites. Santa Maria gives divers the opportunity to encounter whale sharks during the summer, and in Ambrosio, three miles from the coast, there's the chance to dive with many mobulas tarapacana. Pico - Home to Pico Volcano, the highest point in the Azores, Pico Island also offers a variety of dive spots, with steep walls, canyons, pinnacles, and sand plateaus on the coast. It also gives divers access to one of the best dives offshore, Princess Alice, where you can dive with the mantas. Sao Miguel - Sao Miguel is the largest island in the Azores archipelago. It offers exceptional visibility, a variety of shallow rocky reefs, arches, caves, World War II wrecks, and rich marine life in subtropical waters. Dom João de Castro bank - This underwater volcano provides divers with the cleanest waters and greater visibility in the Azores archipelago. Divers encounter vertiginous walls that attract amazing pelagic creatures like schools of tuna fish, wahoos, sea turtles, and mobula rays, to an area full of wildlife typically found in the Atlantic Ocean.



Dive Conditions

The Azores Islands are in the moderate zone of the northern hemisphere, which means they benefit from an all-year-round moderate climate. Cloudy skies and rainfall are possible throughout the year, but summer months – between June and September/October –
Air temperatures range 10ºC between winter and summer, with average temperatures varying between 16ºC and 26ºC, although maximum temperatures can peak at 28–30ºC in the summer. The softening influence of the Gulf Stream provides a more constant sea temper
Water visibility can be significantly different depending on when you visit. It never reaches very low figures but for divers the best time of the year to visit the Azores is during the summer months, between June and September. Thanks to the combination