5 min from the Praia da Vitória Harbour, 40 minutes from the Angra do Heroísmo Harbour
The Santa Catarina dive site is located in a sheltered area to the east of the Bay of Praia da Vitória, with a depth between 12 and 18 metres. It is the ideal spot for beginners. Only five minutes by boat from Praia da Vitória, this dive offers a variety of seafloors with great geological diversity, and a large number of species by consequence.
You can spot black moray eels (Muraena augusti) and Mediterranean morays (Muraena helena) in the huge cracks and around the large rocks, and round stingrays (Taeniura grabata) lying still in the sandy areas. As you head east, you will have the company of large schools of salema porgies (Sarpa salpa), colourful Mediterranean rainbow wrasses (Coris julis), ornate wrasses (Thalassoma pavo) and Azores chromis (Chromis limbata).