Sitting out here in the Atlantic Ocean, the crystalline waters of the Azores are still home to some of the world's richest marine biodiversity, and furthermore feature interesting remnants from mostly Portuguese and Spanish shipwrecks dating back as far as the 16th century (another particularly notable wreck is that of the MV Dori cargo ship, which participated in the the D-Day invasion of Normandy in World War II and sank here in 1964). Particularly great spots include, on the south coast, Amora, Âncoras do Ilhéu, Fontes Hidrotermais (including underwater fumaroles), and the islet of Villa Franco, a collapsed volcano.

Read more in our post 6 Nifty Nature & Adventure Activities on São Miguel in Portugal´s Azores Islands.




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