Freediving and Sailing Cruises in the Hidden Paradise
Sail and freedive in a place that evokes stories of the Sea. Katabasis Freediving and Sailing offers wonderful sailing cruises for freedivers and spearfishers in the Azores Islands. A week to sail, freedive and spearfish, and for those who want the opportunity to learn the basics of running a 38-foot sailboat. A wonderful holiday in one of the most fascinating ecosystems ever, which the locals call “Jurassic Park”!
Sperm whales or blue sharks: you just have to decide
The Azores is a magical place where you can meet large marine mammals such as sperm whales or dive in the company of beautiful (and harmless) blue sharks. The sea is powerful and it is easy to feel the breath of the ocean with the power of the waves coming from afar and the horizons that never end….
We sail along the routes of the whalers (now retired) crossing routes and legends that have animated the souls of many navigators and inspired writers of the sea. The sea area around Faial, the port where you embark, includes islands that are quite close to each other and it is therefore possible to set up a comfortable daily navigation that leaves room for both activities and pure relaxation.
Fishing in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean in the Azores archipelago is a truly unique experience. The geographical latitude and the characteristics of the water (temperature and salinity) mean that it is not difficult to see huge parrotfish mixed in with large bream, while the inevitable triggerfish prey on damselfish and other small fish. There is no shortage of large predators: amberjacks compete for the top of the food chain with greenhouse fish and large barracudas; in short, every dive is an adventure. With a view to selective and sustainable spearfishing, Katabasis Freediving and Sailing is also committed to guaranteeing a standard of safe and compatible spearfishing in the Azores, respecting the extraordinary environment of the Atlantic Ocean.
How much does it cost?
The participation fee varies depending on the month in which you want to organize the cruise and the availability of the boats. On average, if done in August, it can vary from 700 to 800 euros per person.
Overnight accommodation in a double cabin is provided for a maximum of 6 participants.
The costs of diesel, galley and possible mooring ports are managed by a common fund among the crew (Skipper excluded). All participants will be asked to participate equally in the routine cleaning and food preparation.
Traveling expenses to and from the Azores Islands are not included in the price.
On request, it is possible to organize a Diving and Sailing cruise to the Azores for a group of at least 4 participants; in addition to the program, the following activities can also be booked on board: