4 Stars

May - Sep

8 Hours

Advanced

From £1750

Hotel Do Canal

The ideal base for your underwater adventures on Faial Island.

Hotel Do Canal is a boutique hotel where the history of Faial Island characterises its interior design with its nautical motifs of sailboats, hydroplanes and the heritage of codfish. When visiting the Azores, this hotel really is your port of call in the Atlantic and your home away from home. Here you can truly relax and enjoy yourself after a day full of underwater adventures or visiting the island’s top attractions. The hotel is located only 2 minutes’ walk from your dive centre which means you will be in the water enjoying the Azores underwater delights in no time.

The hotel’s 103 soundproofed classic and executive rooms are spacious, bright and have modern wood furnishings and amenities. On arrival you will be welcomed to your holiday home with fresh fruit and a bottle of mineral water. The rooms facing the harbour give you amazing views of the bay as well as the best view of the Pico Island mountain, the ideal place for a postcard photograph.

The Clipper restaurant and bar offers all day dining based on European dishes and local specialties and you can enjoy a coffee while reading a newspaper or browsing the internet on your own devise in the Sun Room overlooking the bar and the Atlantic Ocean.

When you are not diving or exploring the island, you can take advantage of the well-equipped fitness centre, spend a couple of hours in the sauna rooms, have a Turkish steam bath or enjoy one of the massage treatments available at the hotel.

Norberto Diver, located on the same harbour as the Hotel Do Canal provides you with some of the best diving experiences on Faial Island with access to more than 20 different diving spots around the islands of Faial and Pico as well as some offshore spots within easy reach.

Board Basis

  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
Classic Room

Classic Rooms

The 101 classic rooms are spacious, bright and have a modern finish to it. All rooms are equipped with standard facilities with a selection of rooms offering breath-taking views of the harbour and Pico Island. The rooms facing the harbour are available on request at no extra cost but can only be confirmed at the time of booking.

  • Mini Bar
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite Channels
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • T.V.
  • Wi-Fi
Executive Room

Executive Rooms

The 2 executive rooms are the ideal choice for a small family. The rooms consist of a large bedroom, a living room and an en-suite bathroom. When booking the executive rooms the resort will offer you a welcome gift on arrival day and again on your 3rd night.

  • Mini Bar
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Living Room
  • Satellite Channels
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • T.V.
  • Wi-Fi

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Norberto Diver

Horta Harbour

Norberto Diver is right in front of the pontoon with their boats in the harbor. The dive centre’s location is ideal for a great diving adventure in the Azores with more than 20 different dive spots around the islands of Faial and Pico as well as some offshore spots such as “Princess Alice Bank” and a few banks in the channel between these two islands “Baixa da Barca” and “Baixa do Sul” within easy reach.

Daily diving spots are chosen just before departure taking into account the diver's experience, preferences and weather and sea conditions. The dive centre and friendly crew are very flexible and will try their hardest to make your diving adventure an unforgettable one. The dive master briefs all divers about the chosen dive spot, its marine biodiversity and the necessary measures to minimise the impact of scuba diving on the natural environment on the boat just before the beginning of the dive.

Before going to the offshore dive spots, they require a “check-dive”, which consists in a normal coastal dive for the dive guides to see if you are able to go, and also so you can check your equipment or the equipment that you are renting.

Norberto Diver has a fleet of diving and whale watching boats. Most dive sites are reached from ribs that comfortably accommodate up to 6 divers. Some of the dives in offshore locations will be done from the dive centre’s catamaran depending on the number of divers on the trip.

Princess Alice Bank by 12 metre long catamaran, located 45 miles southwest of Faial Island, 5 to 6 hours journey - 2 dives

Blue shark dives are around 20 miles south of Faial Island, 3 hours journey - 1 dive

Notices & Recommendations:

Trips to Princess Alice and Blue Shark dives are subject to weather conditions and may be amended, postponed or cancelled dependant on local weather.
Our wetsuit recommendation between June and October is semi-dry 5mm/7mm and if you want to venture to the Azores between November and May you will need a semi-dry wetsuit 7mm/10mm but please note that most of the dive centers are closed during this period.

PADI Open Water Diver

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!