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Dive Review of Octopus Diving, Azzura Pro-Diving Center/Amitie Chalets, La Digue Dive Lodge in
Seychelles/Praslin, La Digue

August, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Stanley Zuk, NY, USA (5 reports)
Report Number 2485

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Reporter
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Mexico, Cayman Islands, Bonaire, Curacao, Maldives, Virigin Islands, Cook
Islands, Fiji, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Tuamotu Islands, Fakarava, Rangiroa,
Micronesia, Zanzibar,Australia, Tonga, Oman, Emirates, PNG, Salomon Islands

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
80   to 82    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
20   to 50    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
safety stop  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Comments
 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
2 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
Beautiful, peaceful islands with excellent beaches, particularily Anse
Lazio, even while snorkeling there were many fish, turtles, and spotted
eagle rays. Octopus diving was a very efficient and nice operation, they
would let you dive your own profile. In July and August the visibility was
quite bad, however, I could still make beautiful videos with reef white tip
sharks, and many turtles present on almost every dive, beautiful families
of eagle rays and huge humphead parrot fish. There were many big porcupine
rays and large black spotted stingrays.
Coral doesn't look interesting, but these are such beautiful islands, that
just being there and enjoying LaDigue and Praslin is fabulous. Gorgeous and
not overcrowded. Diving is pleasant, but doesn't come close to Fakarava,
Palau, or Fiji, but the beauty and friendliness of the people make up for
it. If you stay on Praslin rent a car, it's a must to get to know the
island better. Great trips to Aride, and Curieuse Islands with tortoises,
diving on LaDigue similar to Praslin. 
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