Water And Wind Liveaboard, Portugal

Excellent diving and guidance

“Captain and dive crew were amazing. Diving was good too, but cold. Very good trip for sailing, diving, whale and dolphin watching.…”

Aida K, United States United States
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  • Comfortable catamaran with just 6-8 guests on board
  • One of the only scuba diving liveaboards in the region
  • Available for private charter bookings

The Water and Wind catamaran is one of the few boats offering liveaboard diving in the beautiful archipelago of the Azores. She offers an intimate and unforgettable experience sailing around the Azores Archipelago for up to 8 guests in 4 cabins for private charter/group bookings but will accommodate only 6 guests in 3 cabins for cabin charters to offer ample space comfort. The lounge and galley area offers comfortable seating and indoor dining, or guests can enjoy al fresco meals with stunning sea views on the balcony area. The hammock at the front of the boat is perfect for lazing in the afternoon sun or star-gazing into the night.

The Water and Wind catamaran is perfectly set up to offer diving and sailing adventures in Portugal. Primarily focussed on diving tours around the Azores, the boat visits Ambrosio and Santa Maria, Formigas, Dollabrat, San Miguel, and Terceira. All dives are instructor or divemaster-led, and the accompanying dive tender makes getting to and from the dive sites hassle-free

Book your space today for your trip to the Azores on Water and Wind liveaboard.

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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, National Park Fees, Port Fees, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Naturalist Guide, Snorkeling Guide, Cabin Towels, WiFi internet.

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance, Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Beach BBQ, Night Dives (15 EUR per activity), Private Dive Guide (55 EUR), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (320-510 EUR), Snorkel Gear.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Tech diving
  • Rebreather Support
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2016
  • Year renovated 2021
  • Length 44 feet
  • Beam 7.5 meters
  • Cruising speed 6 knots
  • Engines 2 x 55 Hp
  • Max guests 8
  • Number of cabins 4
  • Number of bathrooms 4
  • Tenders 1
  • Water capacity 1450
  • Fuel capacity 475
  • Freshwater maker yes

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Water And Wind Reviews

  • 9.5 Exceptional
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Aida K
  • United States United States
Excellent diving and sailing experience

Captain and dive crew were amazing. Diving was good too, but cold. Very good trip for sailing, diving, whale and dolphin watching.

Recommended for
Dive crew, cabins, sailing
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Daniel S
  • United States United States
Great Liveaboard Trip!

We had a great liveaboard trip on Water & Wind. The boat is small, but has very nice rooms and only felt a bit crowded when everyone was getting their wetsuits on and off. The crew and food were great during the trip. The diving was different than what we were used to but it was interesting. It was bit cold and wish I brought a drysuit. Overall it was a great trip and would recommend it to other people to experience in addition to all the amazing topside things to do on land.

Recommended for
Great crew, great food, and good diving
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Oliver S
  • Canada Canada
A great experience, notwithstanding a little queasiness at times owing to rough seas.

The mantas at Ambrósia.

Recommended for
Helpful crew, good captain adjusting itinerary for weather, well organized.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Vincent C
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Best loveaboard of the atlantic

Saw lots of bigger schools and refound a love for cavern/cave diving

Recommended for
The crew, seeing 20+ manta's in one dive, and super cool caverns
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nicolai H
  • Austria Austria
Wonderful experience with excellent crew

diving experience was outstanding with terrific mobula ray encounters and reaching locations that can hardly be accessed otherwise, the crew always knew how to arrange things for the best experience, also including the opportunity to skip a dive and visit Santa Maria instead which was great.

Recommended for
magnificent diving, great food, lovely crew
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Magali V
  • France France
Great crew, fantastic food but unfortunate with the weather

We have been very unfortunate with weather conditions and cold wond really make the expérience less magic. Still the crew really tried their best to make it worth it : we had some very good dives with Mantas, baracudas, geological formations, wrecks. Then the food was very good !

Recommended for
Crew, food, few guests