The Azores are incredibly popular for Whale and Dolphin watching excursions. The waters around the archipelago are home to about one third of total species of large sea animals (cetacean) of the world.
Some of the massive sea creatures can be spotted all year round, for instance sperm whales and bottlenose dolphins. The list of the annual visitors include blue whales which frolic in the off shore of the islands, which are, of course, the fabulous spot on their migration routes.
The mineral rich waters welling up from the profound submarine landscapes or in other words from the underwater cavers, grottoes and columns shrouded in dense marine vegetation is, what lures the whales and other fantastic submarine creatures. This enigmatic watery setting makes Azores a standout amongst the other diving locations in the Atlantic. Moreover the temperature which varies between 17C to 24C also uplifts the spirits of the divers and their rage for exploration
The colorful smorgasbord of extravagant submerged wilderness is a home to habitats of various enigmatic sea creatures such as yellow-head barracuda, rays, turtles and slipper lobsters. Damsel fish and moray eels reside in the coasts verdant green bays, where as tuna and shark float around the partially drowned volcanoes. The walls at the depths of the water are marched by packs of bonitos and groupers.
The top choices of pristine shorelines alongside side suitably warm waters and the warm weather conditions conspire to make Azores the loved water sports destinations.
The conditions are perfect for windsurfing, kayaking and other water sports as well. If you fancy a more tranquil experience, then take a dip in one of many swimming holes formed by the cooled-off lava flowing into the sea.
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