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Brizacores - Azores Archipelago Portugal Populaire

 
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Adresse : Rua Dom João Paulino de Azevedo e Castro nº5, 9930-121 Lajes do Pico, Açores
Tel : +351 916 778823
URL Site Web : http://www.brizacores.com
Adresse email : brizacores@gmail.com
Langues parlées : Anglais  •  Français  •  Portugais  •  Espagnol
Organisme de plongée : PADI
Cours dispensés : Baptême / plongée découverte  •  Débutant niveau 1  •  Cours avancé  •  Cours secouriste (Rescue)  •  Leader de palanquée (niveau 4)  •  Cours NITROX (air enrichi)  •  Spécialité "Deep" (profond)  •  Spécialité naturaliste
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Equipement de sécurité disponible : Kit d'oxygène médical  •  Kit médical à bord du bateau  •  Personnel premiers secours (EFR+oxygene)
Services offerts : Possède au moins un bateau  •  Activité/garde d'enfants  •  Possède au moins un véhicule  •  Possède un compresseur à air  •  Piscine d'entraînement  •  Offre logement séparement  •  Acces internet  •  Photos/videos sous-marine  •  Location de matériel
Type de bloc (bouteille) fourni : Acier 12-13 Lts  •  Acier 15 Lts
Pression moyenne de remplissage d'un bloc : 210 Bars
Prix d'une plongée sans encadrement incluant le matériel : 30 à 39 USD
Prix d'une plongée sans encadrement et sans matériel : 30 à 39 USD
Prix d'une plongée incluant le matériel et l'encadrement : 30 à 39 USD
Prix d'une plongée avec encadrement excluant le matériel : 30 à 39 USD
Note : Les prix sont donnés pour 1 plongée pour établir un niveau de comparaison. Cependant beaucoup de clubs proposent minimum 2 ou 3 plongées voire plus. Nous avons divisé le prix total par le nombre de plongées pour obtenir le prix moyen d'une plongée.
Temps pour aller à l'hopital le plus proche : Moins de 5 minutes
Nom de la ville de l'aéroport le plus proche : Pico Is. Azores, PIX
Temps moyen pour atteindre l'aéroport : 30 à 60 minutes
Niveau requis : Débutants bienvenus

Description du club de plongée Brizacores - Azores Archipelago Portugal

The BrizAçores diving center is located in the heart of vila das Lajes do Pico, at less than 100 m from the Harbour and provides a support base at 20 feet from the water. The Center is equipped with two coltri mch16 and mch32 compressors, 2 boats, a marlin 22 and a Bavaria 46, which provide unforgettable dives for 20 divers simultaneously. At BrizAçores you will find local guides, who privilege/focus on a familiar, relaxed, cozy atmosphere and customer tailored experiences.
The Liveaboard is the best and fairest way to visit the Azores archipelago, combining the sailing to diving. It takes place on a Bavaria 46, a 14.27m sailboat, with 4 bedrooms, 3 wcs, a living room and a fully equipped kitchen. It has a load capacity of of 12 people, of whom 2 make up the crew. There are several programs at the client’s disposal, which can be pre-established or customer tailored, all are subject to minor changes depending on the weather conditions. Available Programs:
- 3 days: Departure at the Lajes do Pico's harbor, with two daily dives at Pico, Faial and S. Jorge islands, returning back to Pico at the end of the trip.
- 5 days: Departure at the Lajes do Pico's harbor, with two daily dives at Pico, Faial and S. Jorge islands, and Alice and Condor banks, returning back to Pico at the end of the trip.
- 7 days: Departure at the Lajes do Pico's harbor, with two daily dives at Pico, Faial and S. Jorge islands, Princess Alice and Condor banks, and Baixa Sul and Baixa dos Rosais, returning back to Pico at the end of the trip.
Princess Alice Departure at the Lajes do Pico's harbor in the previous day, with overnight stay on board, two dives with Manta rays at the Princess Alice Bank, returning back to Pico.
Condor Departure by Dawn from the harbor of Lajes do Pico, in order to dive along with the blue shark. Return to the island of Pico.
Discover Santa Maria Available in 2015. Discover Manta Includes departure from the harbor of the Island of Pico and 2 days of dives in the Princess Alice Bank.

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Avis de Mark Tidridge
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Be very wary when you book this dive centre and in particular if you agree to use their "Liveaboard" on the boat the Fonsos.
We spent a week with this business in August 2015 which although had some good dives sites and enjoyable diving - the operator and boat have serious issues.
We're not newbie divers, there are 4 of us who have over 1500 open water dives between us. We have all dived all over the world, dived from Ribs and true liveaboards to day boats and know the difference in operators. This is the worst we have ever experienced.

So - the sample itinerary says you will dive Condor and Alice Banks - to go diving with pelagic's - so Manta / Sharks etc. What they don't tell you is that you have to give up a day's diving on other sites to visit these, and they are for 1 dive each.
So it's a big risk - we were talked out of shark diving and spent a day and night travelling to Princess Alice. To be fair a great dive site and we got lucky diving with 28 or so Manta's but we were disappointed as over a full week we only had 10 dives. When you consider a Red Sea Liveaboard will give you 3 sometimes 4 dives daily - this is very expensive for the diving you do.

The boat is not suitable for a liveaboard and is in effect a yacht with a dive platform. This broke on our trip (2nd time that season) and shows it's not really suitable. That meant missed dives and a cabin stinking of fibreglass fumes. To which I was personally told to sleep on the sofa as it was my cabin !

We only had 4 divers on the boat and you can only kit up 4 divers at any one time as space is very limited. God knows what this would be like with 8 divers ! This is not like a liveaboard I've experience anywhere else.

There are no racks for equipment, tanks and equipment are stored under the benches and around the deck in baskets as the boat is quite small. It's also precarious kitting up and walking down the steps to enter the water.

You can only get mains electric in a marina and so it's a challenge charging Dive cameras, torches, lights, computers etc and no consideration is given for this.

There is no "optional" menu that can be provided by the crew - well if there is, they didn't offer it and it's probably cheaper and easier to eat out.

The dive guides varied and we had 2 dives guided by a "friend" and not a qualified guide or instructor - fine, we're experienced to nav ourselves with a briefing etc - however, it would have been good to know in case of emergencies. We were not given dive briefings before dives other than with Gador who was the only excellent instructor on the holiday.
The other dive guide was also too interested in photography with his go pro than us and led us at a fast pace which we struggled to keep up with. On one dive, we were fortunate to make it back to shore with all divers having less than 10bar in the tanks. We were told not to mention it to the dive centre as it didnt give a good report on the instructor.
We actually only completed 10 dives over the course of a week and 5 of these were from shore ! so not really a liveaboard is it!

Clearly they are not safety conscious ! in fact not one of our group filled in a PADI medical questionnaire for the operator either - so their whole set of processes are slack.

We complained to our tour operator on our return and made the best of the holiday - the tour operator then ask the dive centre for comments to our concerns and Zeca the owner has tried claiming we had lied to get a free holiday. That showed their true colours and the fact we have photographic and video evidence of some of their issues clearly meant nothing to them.

It's simple - go to the Azores if you want different diving. There's some great life in the waters but generally you see much the same in the Red Sea. The character of the Azores is quaint and does provide something different. However, they are not geared up for tourism - which is actually a good thing and part of the appeal. All we ever ask is that the operators of these businesses - especially where safety and experience is essential, are brought up to speed. This dive centre is an accident waiting to happen, there will be issues here unless they look at themselves and become more professional.

Will any of us go back to the Azores - maybe, with Brizacores - not a prayer. Save your money, spend a little more and to the Maldives, Phillipines, Mexico etc or take the cheaper option and go to Egypt and the Red Sea.

Visited August 2015

 

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Avis de Joana Silva
18 Juin 2015
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I spent approximately 10 days with Brizaçores, while I took the OWD and AOWD and it was an incredible experience. Prices are within range, the staff is extremely professional and qualified, and the hostel has excellent conditions. I strongly recommend this diving center for you to get to know one of the best (if not THE best) places to dive in Portugal.

 

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Avis de Eduardo Sampaio
16 Juin 2015
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If you are looking for awesome dives at an affordable rate, this is the place to go. The center is run on a basis of familiarity and the hostel is very well equiped. The hosts have no problem in providing you miscellaneous extra things that you may ask.

Overall, it is a tremendous experience with professional and qualified instructors and divemasters. I'm thinking of going back again and I recomend it vividly.

 
 
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