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Diving in Horta

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When to go to Horta

The best season for scuba diving is from April to October. The average air temperature in the summer is around 26C/79F and 13C/55F in the winter. The average water temperature in the summer is about 23C/74F and 16C/61F in the winter. The average water visibility is around 12-16m/39-52ft.

Scuba diving in Horta

Horta is located in the western part of the Azores Archipelago encompassing the island of Faial. Horta Airport is located in 5 km from the city. Diving here is available for divers of all experience levels. Horta features vertical walls, beautiful canyons and lava flows full of moray eels, octopus, rays, large groupers, Mediterranean parrotfish, barracudas and pollocks.The most popular dive site is Baixa do Canal. This site has very interesting geological formations of volcanic origin. There is also a plenty of marine life to explore including barracudas, groupers, dogfish, eels and many other species.