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Mantamaria Dive Center

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| Marina de Vila do Porto, Vila do Porto, Santa Maria 9580-507, Portugal
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Safe and nice atmostphere

The team was very nice, the equipment was in good condition, and the dives were safe and very... read more

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Reviewed 26 September 2017
Camille M
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Thionville, France
Excellent

Good service and nice dives. Had a very good time there and will come back in the future... read more

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Reviewed 25 September 2017
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Our diving center is located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, on the Island of Santa Maria, the southeastern most island of the Azores archipelago. This location offers ideal conditions for diving, not only because of its fantastic water visibility (up to 40 meters) and temperature (22-24ºC), but also because of its high level of biodiversity. This is considered by many as the best diving location in Europe, a 2 hours flight away from Lisbon. Santa Maria Island: There are a number of different types of dives around the island of Santa Maria. This is a direct consequence of the diverse geologic formations of the Azores archipelago - caves, tunnels and sand bottoms on the coast, small islets close to the coast or seamounts in the open ocean. Worth mentioning is the ‘’Baixa do Ambrosio’’ where a yearly concentration of mobula rays, unique in the world, occurs in the summer. Natural Reserve of Formigas and Dollabarat: Considered by many as the best dive site in Europe, this marine protected area lies in the open ocean, 20 nautical miles northeast of the island of Santa Maria. A vast number of marine species can be observed here - this is indeed the place where the largest number of pelagic species has ever been recorded. Boats: Manta - 7.10m, semi-rigid, 2xSUZUKI 90HP, 14 Persons Badejo - 8.00m, semi-rigid, HONDA 225HP, 20 Persons Rilusa - 7.10m, fibreglass, VOLVO PENTA 150HP, 8 Persons B-Trox Filling Station: This modern BAUER Pure Air certified filling station offers complete safety of operation and an exceptional air quality with up to 40% oxygen enriched air (Nitrox) Transport: 9-place van
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| Marina de Vila do Porto, Vila do Porto, Santa Maria 9580-507, Portugal
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

The team was very nice, the equipment was in good condition, and the dives were safe and very beautiful!

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Mantamaria, Gestor de Front Office at Mantamaria Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Dear C. Thank you for taking your time on writting us a review. We greatly appreciate your kind words. It was nice to have you diving with us. Sincere thanks, Mantamaria Team

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Good service and nice dives. Had a very good time there and will come back in the future. Everything oke

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Mantamaria, Gestor de Front Office at Mantamaria Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Dear J. Thank you for taking your time on writting us a review. We greatly appreciate your kind words. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. We hope to see you in a near future. All the best! Sincere thanks, Mantamaria Team

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

well planned scuba trips and a good tracking under water through our diving-guide; there more interesst places, there will be conquered.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Mantamaria is a small dive centre and it is highly dependable on the dive master that will accompany you. In our case we had Cedric who is great.

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Mantamaria, Gestor de Front Office at Mantamaria Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Dear C. Thank you for taking your time on writting us a review. We greatly appreciate your kind words. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. Sincere thanks, Mantamaria Team

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Just did our first two dives this morning with Mantamaria - superb team & great divings. The centre is run effectively and everyone in the team is helpful and try to make divers feel comfortable wherever they can. Cedric is an excellent dive guide, great...More

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Mantamaria, Gestor de Front Office at Mantamaria Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear D. Thank you for taking your time on writting us a review. We greatly appreciate your kind words. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. Sincere thanks, Mantamaria Team

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

No manta but a lot of other fishs . The persons who take care about the diving center are very professionnel and give a lot of informations about the island

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Mantamaria, Gestor de Front Office at Mantamaria Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear Sir/Madame Thank you for taking your time on writting us a review. We greatly appreciate your kind words. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. Sincere thanks, Mantamaria Team

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Specials thanks for Natércia and Cedric. Beautifull dives and the first baptême for my wife in wonderfull dive site.

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Mantamaria, Gestor de Front Office at Mantamaria Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear Y., Thank you for taking your time on writting us a review. We greatly appreciate your kind words. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. We hope to see you in a near future! Sincere thanks, Mantamaria Team

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Well organised ! Really a nice team. We saw things uncommun and we were really considered as autonomous divers. Great

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Mantamaria, Gestor de Front Office at Mantamaria Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear friend, Thank you for taking your time on writting us a review. We greatly appreciate your kind words. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. Sincere thanks, Mantamaria Team

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

I've dived with and worked for a number of dive centres over the years. These guys know what they are doing and I enjoyed my 5 days of diving with them. Thanks George, Cedric and team.

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Mantamaria, Gestor de Front Office at Mantamaria Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear D., Thank you for taking your time on writting us a review. We greatly appreciate your kind words. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. Hope to see you in a near future! Sincere thanks, Mantamaria Team

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Great dice center in Santa Maria. Did 6 excellent dives with Mantamaria together with my two teenage sons and every dice was a great experience. Mantamaria' s team is very profissional, knowlageabel and nice. Strongly recommend to anyone who wishes to dive in Santa Maria.

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Mantamaria, Gestor de Front Office at Mantamaria Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear D. Thank you for taking your time on writting us a review. We greatly appreciate your kind words. It was our pleasure to have you and your family as our guests. We hope to see you in a near future! Sincere thanks, Mantamaria Team

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