Azores Devil Ray Adventure With Danny Copeland

Visit operator website

Run by: Dive Worldwide

Reference number: 18825

From: £Contact us

Join Danny Copeland and local experts on picturesque Santa Maria, the most south easterly island of the Azores. Renowned for its pelagic encounters, it’s the devil rays which attract divers at this time of year.

The week long trip includes evening presentations, insights into research and the opportunity to take part as a Citizen Scientist alongside passionate marine conservationists encouraging you to help make a difference.

Led by conservationist Danny Copeland with support from local experts, spend your week diving with like-minded individuals as you explore unique and famous sites in search of large pelagic species. This group trip is timed to coincide with the seasonal visit of devil rays to the region.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Fly to Santa Maria Island, Azores
  2. Days 2-6: Azores Diving Adventure
  3. Day 7: Day at leisure
  4. Day 8: Fly to Lisbon
  5. Day 9: Fly to the UK

Please note: This trip includes a donation to Manta Catalog Azores, a scientific and conservation project focussed on developing and understanding of the mobulid rays found in the Azores and Eastern Atlantic.

  • Available*: Sep
  • Group size: 12
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £1,875 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights from the UK
    • 7 nights hotel on Santa Maria
    • 1 night hotel in Lisbon
    • Breakfast daily
    • Ten boat dives
    • Tanks and weights
    • Day trip to Formigas
    • Island tour and BBQ
    • All transfers
    • Expert guide
    • Informal evening presentations


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

** If you see this next to a price, a specific price in your currency has not been provided, this is an estimated-only price based on a currency conversion, the price you pay may be different to that shown

Get inspiration every week into your inbox!

Sign up to our weekly Trip Finder email and get a selection of the best trips to feed your Wanderlust

Follow Team Wanderlust