Fleet and Security – Usually we use the power catamaran „Reefkat“ for our diving tours as well as for our whale watching tours. The boat has a length of twelve meters and has 2 x 320 PS diesel engines. Our diving boat “Joselisa” is a 11,20 meter Rodmann Fisherman and offers space and comfort on board for eight to twelve divers. Both ships are equipped with the latest technology and are licenced for long trips.
Furthermore we possess eight offshore rubber boats which have space for twelve guests. Our offshore diving boats offer space for eight passengers.
Each of our boats has an emergency plan and is equipped with satellite phone, a spot satellite tracker, a first aid kit and emergency oxygen facilities. Every trip outside the 12 mile zone also requires an inspection of the maritime police to check if the boat is up to standard. A qualified and experienced diving guide who is familiar with the locations is always present on board. All skippers are an old hand at navigating through the waters at the Azores and around Pico. The next decompression chamber is located in Horta and is one of the most modern in Europe.
Mako sharks and happy divers
Pico Sport have finished the first 4 weeks of the sharks season. In this time we had some VIP visitors doing the shark diving with us. Some of Europe´s best underwater photographers joined us in a special trip.
Nuno Sa, Franco Banfi, Gerard Soury, Jordi Chias and Hugo Marques joined our team to approve the quality of shark diving in the waters of Pico and Faial.
Here a Mako shoot of gerard Soury, France.
Mobula snorkeling with Pico Sport
The Mobula season at Pico is excellent. Snorkeling with up to 45 animals….
Whale Watching in Patagonia
It was already time to return to the port when this young southern right whale started to breach, waving good bye to us on our last departure at Peninsula Valdez. 8 great days are behind us with endless encounters with whales, as close and impressive as it can be. Nicole Rauch from Switzerland took this picture.
In 2013 we start our next trip with the right whales on October 13th. Ask for information and check
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Blue whale season 2013
The Bluewhales are around Pico again on their migration in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Pico Sport boats are out if the weather allows to observe the largest animal that ever lived on earth.
There is still time until the end of May to join us at Pico. Just send us you request and we will make it happen for you.