come and dive with us
Twin Peaks Diving Centre offers a full array of diving to suit all qualifications and experience levels. Our diving will take you around the majestic coast of Pico. Diving in Pico is possible all year round with water temperatures ranging from 17 degrees C in the winter to 24 degrees C in the summer months and visibility generally varying between 15 to 30 metres. Underwater, the seabed drops away from the coastline in a series of slopes and steps, giving divers’ easy access to the walls, caves and swim through which make up Picos underwater topography. There is abundant marine life to be found, from the small crab, octopus, slipper and spinney lobsters to the larger rays and barracudas. From June we can visit the Manta Rays out on Princess Alice and our blue and mako shark diving takes place from August to October also out on the banks.
Our dive packages
Twin Peaks Diving Centre is affiliated to SDI, SSI and BSAC. We offer you achievable packages that allow you to also take in the tranquil Azores and everything else they have to offer. We would suggest an 8 dive package for a weeks stay with the option to add additional dives locally in Pico, so you can choose your personal balance between diving and other available activities. Additional dives are not at a premium rate and are equal in price in proportion to that of a package. We offer packages to suit all levels from newly qualified to technical diving. Safety is paramount and all dive packages have the option to up grade to nitrox diving for those qualified, for those who are not qualified it’s possible for you to qualify whilst with us.
don't just dive it, explore it
one dive centre, 3 islands
dive sites of Faial, Pico and Sao Jorge
Princess Alice Manta Dive:
2 Dives €250.00 Nitrox Dives - €250.00
This has to be one of the best dive of the Azores. Princess Alice Bank, or Banco Princesa Alice as it is called in Portuguese, is a submerged seamount that is located 50 nautical miles (92.6 km) to the southwest of Pico Island in the Azores. The bank has a minimum depth of 35 m (114.8 ft), located in its western zone. With clear waters that allow the observation of the ocean floor from the surface and an enormous biodiversity, the Bank, in addition to being an excellent fishing spot, is one of the important diving spots of the Atlantic Ocean. A visit by the mobular rays is a given, and enen the chance of sightings of hammerhead sharks. A MUST!!!! This is a very weather dependent dive and your safety and comfort is paramount to us. For this reason there is no schedule for this dive and we only work on good weather windows. Non divers are welcome to join us to snorkel but must be competent swimmers, cost €150.00. Due to distance concerns we only offer this dive as a Nitrox 32 dive so is open to nitrox divers only. We offer nitrox course for those not nitrox certified.
Pontoon 16 - Wreck Dive
23m - 26m Nitrox Dive - €55.00
For those that like some rust in their dive package. Although this is a wreck dive it is a fantastic artificial reef and a magnet for the marine life. Pontoon 16 is an ideal depth for Advanced divers and is further advanced by using nitrox on this dive given her depth. Using nitrox will extend your NDL bottom time giving you that extra time to observe and capture that perfect picture. Pontoon 16 was a working barge which was carrying out essential repairs on an inter-island link cable, when an onboard explosion opened the her hull and sank through the night back in 1993. Pontoon is still intact and can be penetrated by those who are qualified, discovering a labyrinth of pipework and valves.
Blue Shark Dive Experience - 195€
Join us on this adventurous dive with the Pelagic sharks of the open ocean. Blue and mako sharks are arguably two of the most beautiful shark species with colours of blue and silver that stretch beyond your imagination. Dive in to the warm, blue water of the Azores and experience these awesome sharks of “the deep”. We offer this dive from mid-July to mid September only.
Arches of Prainha - Boat Dive
20m - 40m Boat Dive €45.00 with EAN32 €57.00
This dive is a topography dive with a site consisting of lava tubes, channels and arches made by Mt. Pico in bygone times. We recommend EAN for this dive to extend your NDL.
Furna do Santo Antonio - Coastal Dive
6m - 18m €35.00
Our signature house reef, which every dive can bring a surprise from turtles to rays the reef has it all. the true attraction of the reef is to "furna" a large swim through cave which is home to our nudibranchs making it a special reef for the photographers amongst us.
Seahorse reef - Boat Dive
6m - 10m €45.00
Yes we have seahorse and is a very simple dive but the diver buoyance has to be exceptional to protect the reef so we insist the diver holds a buoyance speciality qualification. The dive is an extended dive time given the depth and we maximise your underwater time to ensure you get that perfect picture
Ilhéus da Madalena (The Rays)
Depth:18-25 metres Boat Dive €45.00 with EAN32 €57.00
A firm favourite with everybody who has done this dive before, a beautiful swim through leads us into an underwater volcano, you may also get the chance to be met by the very special sight of the stingrays. The dive site is a breeding ground for the ray. Around the dive site we will find stingrays, sea bream, parrotfish damselfish, and our ever friendly trigger fish. Within the cracks of the lava you will find Moray eels and also Mediterranean eels making home with each other. Don't forget to bring your camera!!
We have numerous dive to suit everybody's level and comfortability. We strive to ensure you have the underwater you deserve. If you do not see a dive you have heard about please get in touch if it's within the triangle group (Pico, Faial and Sao Jorge) we will know of the site. So please get in touch
Need equipment? Full Equipment Rental €25.00 per day
Not a problem, we pride our self in our rental equipment being high end. SCUBA equipment is life support equipment and you deserve the best. From Xdeep buoyancy compensators to Apeks and Mares regulators with Ratio and Mares computers. Our Wetsuits are the latest flex therm 7mm from Mares to keep you warm and comfortable throughout your dive. Whilst most dive centers charge you extra for a 15l cylinder, with us the choice is yours from a 10l to 15l with no surcharge, if you need more gas then take it. We offer any nitrox mix for your dive to all qualified divers, if you’re not qualified then you can complete your course whilst you dive.