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Dive Review of Blue Marine Diving/Amitie Chalets in
Seychelles/Praslin, LaDigue Islands

Blue Marine Diving/Amitie Chalets, Aug, 2008,

by Stanley Zuk, NY, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 4405 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Mexico, Cayman Islands, Seychelles, Zanzibar, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Cook Islands, Bora Bora, Rangiroa, Fakarava, Fiji, Bonaire, Micronesia, PNG, Curacao, Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Maldives, Emirates, many others...
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 76 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 15 to 20 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions The usual safety ones
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments I'm writing another report about diving the Seychelles, since because of my short vacation time, I went there again to dive in late August. Not much has changed on Praslin and LaDigue islands, gorgeous beaches, very few people, good food, and overall great vacation, however, the diving has gotten a bit worse, following almost complete dissapearance of sharks from my favorite dives there. I was diving with Blue Marine Diving, and I was very happy with them, Cyril was a very good ower-instructor, and we never had more than four people diving with us, on the small, but good and reliable boat. Both, service and dive guide were very good, we still could see some big humphead parrotfish on some dives, turtles were there every dive, and a substantial amount of eagle rays, but there were no sharks anymore, as they were there even 3 years ago. Unfortunately I've found out why in a very cruel way, when we had a break in diving on LaDigue Island. There I saw a small fishing boat unloading their catch, including a substantial amout of shark fins. Then I knew why I didn't see any sharks on my dives, as I did 3 years ago on the same islands.
It is unfortunate that it did happen and nobody is doing anything about it. Three years ago, we had more fishlife underwater around these islands, and diving was much better. The Seychelles are as beautiful as they were, and it is a great vacation spot, but not for divers, not anymore.
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