Sao Miguel Island in the Azores, Hotel Marina Atlantico

On Sao Miguel Island, the main island of the Azores, is the Hotel Marina Atlantico. The hotel is located at the port of Ponta Delgado. Here, they have nicely tied together the hotel and the harbor promenade with a footbridge across the road. You can easily go to various restaurants, shops and bars that are in the vicinity. The hotel is large and offers nice rooms with air conditioning, TV, internet and minibar. In addition, they have a furnished balcony, spa, exercise room, sauna, pool, bar and restaurant. There is also a large outdoor pool that is open in the summer. They also have a sea bath down by the harbor promenade. You eat breakfast in the hotel's breakfast room. You can enjoy lunch and dinner at one of the various restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.

The dive center here on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores is right by the hotel so it's just a short walk in the morning before the day's activities at sea begin. Here from the hotel, in addition to diving, you can also make excursions on land and discover the beautiful island and nature.


  • Room with private bathroom
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Harbor promenade
  • WiFi and TV
  • Outdoor pool (summer)
  • Jacuzzi and Spa
  • Air conditioning
  • Indoor pool
Classic double room

All rooms are double rooms with one double or two single beds. The rooms have a private shower/toilet and are equipped with air conditioning, TV, WiFi, minibar, wardrobe, hairdryer and a furnished balcony.

Sea view can be booked as an option.

Dive center – Seasonchallenge

The diving center is right next to the hotel on the other side of the harbor avenue. You can easily get there via the bridge that crosses the street directly from the hotel. Skilled and committed staff work here who know the dive sites well. They will be able to offer you safe and comfortable diving even if it can be current at times. The dive center has several boats and the equipment is well maintained and looked after. Most dive sites are relatively close to the marina so there are usually no long trips. Here you experience different kinds of fish in varying sizes and sometimes in shoals of thousands of fish.

There are also strange crustaceans with crayfish, bear lobsters, crabs, shrimps, sea horses, moray eels, sea bass, squid, turtles, nudibranchs and much more. You sometimes experience slightly larger animals such as mobulas and stingrays and guitar sharks. If you're lucky, you might even see dolphins and pufferfish.

The RIB boats used here are designed for diving. They have a larger RIB that can take you to more remote dive sites in the middle of the ocean between Sao Miguel and Santa Maria. These dive sites require some experience but often offer huge amounts of fish in return. Mobulas, shark and sometimes actually whale shark. Unfortunately there are none liveaboard which goes here in the Azores. If you go on a diving trip here, diving from smaller boats and accommodation on land applies. Contact us to book your holiday and diving trip to the Azores.