Faial Island is a small island of volcanic origin which is a part of the Azores, Portugal. It is located in the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean. The diversity of reefs and deep water caves, rare black corals, thousands of tropical fish with amazing shapes and colours, and an opportunity to dive with blue sharks, whales and dolphins attract divers and snorkelers from all over the world to the local waters. Condor is a sea mount which is considered to be one of the best dive sites. You can explore shipwrecks in coastal waters. One of the most famous wrecks is Pontão 16 lying at the depth of 20 m, where you can find large rays, lizardfish and gray triggerfish.
In order to get to Faial Island, you have to fly to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, or to the international airport on Terceira Island. In Lisbon, you can book a ticket for a domestic flight to Faial. There are a ferry and airline service from Terceira to Faial.
Faial Island has a mild subtropical climate. In summer the air temperature reaches +24 °С, there is no precipitation. In winter the temperature drops to +17 °C. The water temperature in the ocean ranges from +20 to +23 °C. High humidity level during the year is typical for the region. The rainy season lasts from October to April. It is often foggy.