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Dive Review of Sakatia Lodge /Sakatia Lodge in

October, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by ROBERT PECORARO, NY, US
Reviewer   (4 reports, with 3 Helpful votes)
"Great Diving in Madagascar"
Report Number 8017 has 2 Helpful votes
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Africa, Asia, Indo Pacific, Hawaii, Egypt, Caribbean, Central and South
America, Australia
Closest Airport
Nosy-be Airport
Getting There
Flight to Nosy-Be, followed by
a 30 min drive and a short
ferry ride.  Not too

Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
45   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
The dives were easy and relaxing.  The group stayed with the divemaster and
surfaced with him.  I suppose that a buddy team could stay down if they had
air remaining, although it never really was an issue.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
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Jacques is an underwater photographer and he is knowlegeable.  There are no
camera rinse tanks on the boat, but there is one at the shop, upon your
return. ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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5 stars
Service and Attitude
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Value for $$
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4 stars   
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Sakatia Lodge is a full service dive resort located on Sakatia Island, a
small island off of Nosy Be Island in Madagascar.  The dive operation is
run by Jacques, who serves as dive coordinator and divemaster.  He runs a
safe, professional operation and he makes every effort to accommodate the
wishes of the divers to ensure that everyone has a great time.  The dives
were remarkably good, and the area is loaded with tropical fish,
invertabrates and healthy corals.  The visibility was mostly very good,
although we did have one bad day, where it dropped down to about 45 ft.,
with a lot of particul ...
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