BALEIA: OCEAN AGED
DIVE INTO THE WATERS OF THE AZORES AND LEAVE YOUR OWN BOTTLE OF BALEIA TO BE AGED BY THE OCEAN.
Join us in our mission “from the ocean for the ocean.” Take a bottle of Baleia Gin and place it on the seafloor bed in a secret location. Then, return to the Azores to pick it up.*
*Terms and conditions apply
How it works
Take your bottle of Baleia with you on a dive with Best Spot Azores (dive sold separately.) Drop your bottle on the sea floor under the guidance of the Best Spot team. Come back to the Azores to retrieve your aged Baleia bottle or auction it off to support the work of the Ocean Azores Foundation.
See the terms and conditions at the bottom of the page. For dive availability and other conditions check out Best Spot Dive Azores.
A bottle of Baleia Gin is €55 for this experience (with €15 donated to the Ocean Azores Foundation.) The prices does not include your dive with Best Spot which should be organised separately.
If you do not return to retrieve your bottle after 2 years it will be brought back to shore and sold, with any additional proceeds being donated to The Ocean Azores Foundation.
About Best Spot
We are the only 100% Aware & Blue Oceans Dive Center in the Azores. As a PADI and SSI Dive School, our first goal the client satisfaction and safety always focused in oceans protection and conservation.
Bruno Sérgio is a Marine Biologist, PADI Master Instructor, EFR Trainer, SSI Master Instructor, Instructor of several PADI & SSI Specialties. Suzi Oliveira is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Instructor, SSI Divemaster Instructor, EFR Instructor and Instructor of several PADI & SSI Specialties
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be a qualified diver?
Speak to the wonderful team at Best Spot about the diving and the requirments to do so.
What if the weather is bad and we cannot dive?
Dives are based on availability. Please check with the Best Spot team in advance. In the rare case that you cannot dive due to the weather, the team will dive on another date and drop your bottle.
How long will the bottle be on the sea floor?
The bottle will be on the sea floor for a maximum of 2 years. You can pick it up anytime by contacting Best Spot for your return dive. After 2 years we will collect the bottle and it will be sold. Proceeds will be donated to The Ocean Azores Foundation.
What impact does this have on the environment?
None. Everything that goes down, comes back up. We do not allow anything to stay on the sea bed. When the divers are down they also make sure to pick up any debris in the area left or dropped by other people.
Any other questions:
Feel free to contact us here.