Founded in 1998 under the name UrzelinaTur, this nautical family company was passed on from father to son and received its name from the parish Urzelina, which is so dear to us and saw us grow. In the present year of 2017, we felt the need to rename the company to something that would help us stand out in the Azorean community. And so, we changed our image and now are known as the São Jorge Dive Center.

Our immense passion for the sea and for the sailing world led leads us to expand our company by acquiring a top of the line vessel and so the São Jorge Sail Center was born.

We are located in the Commercial Port of Velas in the Island of São Jorge, the most central island in the archipelago of the Azores. This location allows us full mobility between islands, especially in the Central Group.

Our main goal is to grant those who visit us a full-on, unique experience by showing the best São Jorge Island has to offer. Our team is young, competent and committed to customizing each activity so those who visit us can fully enjoy our service.

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São Jorge Dive Center

For those who like to spend their vacations in the sea, São Jorge offers the best conditions for Scuba Diving to satisfy all needs and levels of experience.

For those who prefer to stay above water, we provide a diverse range of local tours or inter-island tours in our comfortable motorboat.

For the adventurous ones we suggest exploring the caves along our coast by Stand Up Paddle or Kayak.

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São Jorge Sail Center - Açores

In an initial phase, our goal is to provide various local sailing trips where the beautiful landscapes of the Central Group Islands and the company of marine species of the region will be constant.

Holidays in Liveaboard are also one of our main goals, offering different possibilities so that you can customize the number of islands to visit as the activities to be carried out in each one of them.

In the mid and long term, we wish to provide the city of Velas with an innovative space that offers training, materials and specific equipment for sailing, thereby up-scaling our services for the local community and for our visitors.

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The Team

Pedro Soares

Pedro Soares
Manager

Pedro is the great driver of São Jorge Dive & Sail Center. He is an experienced diver and his knowledge of the island of Sao Jorge is total.
 
-Advanced Open Water Instructor SSI
-React Right Instructor
-Snorkeling Instructor SSI
-DiveMaster PADI
-Certificate of Ocean Skipper
-RYA Competent Crew
-RYA Powerboat Level 2
Marta Gonçalves

Marta Gonçalves
Skipper

Student of Engineering and Naval Architecture, Marta is passionate about the sea. She is also the owner of this Center.
 
-Certificate of Local Skipper
Nuno Pereira

Nuno Pereira
Dive Master

Graduated from Open Water to DiveMaster in this Center, Nuno has a great experience and knowledge of our dive sites.

-DiveMaster SSI
-Snorkeling Instructor SSI
-Certificate of Basic Skipper
-Natural Park Guide of São Jorge Island
-Pico Mountain Guide
Vitor Costa

Vitor Costa
Dive Master

Vitor has lived in São Jorge for some years, but only in 2015 did he discover his passion for diving. A Civil Engineer by profession, he dives whenever possible.
 
-DiveMaster SSI
-Snorkeling Instructor SSI