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Dive Review of Octopus Diver/Cote d'Or Footprints in
Seychelles/Praslin Island

November, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Susan Sparkman, TX, US (1 report)
"Good beginner diving, experienced will be disappointed"
Report Number 8738
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia, Cozumel, Cancun, Akumal, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia,
Cayman Islands, Roatan, Utila, Grenada, Tobago, Saba, Bahamas, Seychelles
Closest Airport
1)Praslin airport
airport on Mahe
Getting There
We flew from the Washington DC
to Dubai with a long layover
in Dubai. We had to talk to
the agents at Emirates to
transfer our bags from United
to them. United only checked
them to Dubai since Emirates
is not a partner airline. Then
we left to Mahe Seychelles.
When we came back home the
route was Mahe, Addis ababa,
Paris, Washington DC. This
route took a long time from
start to finish.

Dive Conditions

calm, choppy, surge  
Water Temp
81   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 40    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Time limit was enforced. 50 mintues first dive, 60 minutes on the last,
sometimes a little longer.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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There are no buckets on board for cameras. You either hold them or set them
on your towel and keep an e ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Octopus Diver. 
  Their location is on the beach. There is an area for setup and nitrox is
available free. You will set up your gear in the covered area and then you
carry it to the boat. The walk is not very long but you need to walk into
the water and carry it onto the boat. They will store your gear at the end
of the day if you are diving several days. Your divemasters are assigned
before you leave the shop. They speak several languages.
   The dives are 60 feet and shallower. Most days it was sunny for the
week. One day it did rain all day. Visibility was supposed to be great this
time of year but it was not. They had some type of algae bloom so
visibility was 30-4 ...
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