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Diving at dive site Arcos do Hotel
|Name Dive Site:||Arcos do Hotel|
|Depth: ||0-14m (0-45ft)|
|Visibility: ||10-20m (32-65ft)|
|Accessibility: ||Shore, Boat|
|Inserted/Added by: ||fodiver|
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This dive site located at an area in the South coast of S. Miguel Island can be done either from shore or by boat and presents lots of diving spots with of crevices, arches, and caves. Arcos do Hotel is one of the possibilities and is located just in front of Resort-Hotel of Caloura. The dive site is in a sheltered area with weak currents. It presents big dimension arches which grant the place fantastic scenery. The common fauna of Azorean waters such as rainbow wrasses, ornate wrasses, damselfish, scorpion fish, breams, groupers, and parrot fish will be seen. In a lucky day the diver can be also visited by schools of barracudas, blue fish, white trevallys, almaco jacks, and even rainbow runners. Looking carefully under the arches, stingrays can also be observed.
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