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Dive Review of Aventura Diving/l´Heure Bleue in
Africa/Madagascar Nosy Be

Aventura Diving/l´Heure Bleue: "curiosity", Apr, 2024,

by Michael Joest, Kehl, DE (Top Contributor Top Contributor 48 reports with 29 Helpful votes). Report 12930.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
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Snorkeling 3 stars
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Beginners 3 stars
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Comments MADAGASCAR Aventura Diving, LíHeure Bleu, Overfishing and spearfishing leave some reefs nearly empty of fish. Some small areas have good, healthy coral and a good mixture and variety of fish life. Most dive sites are deeper than 15 m; no chance of multilevel or safety stop in the shallows, watching fish. Nitrox ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving worldwide more than 100 destinations, mostly South Pacific and Asia, Africa and Caribbean
Closest Airport Nosy Be Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 27-28°C / 81-82°F Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 5-30 M / 16-98 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
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By report author: Michael Joest in Kehl, DE at Apr 16, 2024 04:10 EST  
from the author: I found in my logbook, we definitely saw whales not as mentioned none at all :-) also mentioned is a deep dive into the blue where I could hardly follow Roland my guide when he accelerated downwards with his small fins. He had to pass through a huge bunch of humphead parrotfish and right after another big school of groupers or snappers approached us. Vivildly I remember us to hit a moderate deco (20 min) on this one and during safety stop Roland showed me "out of air" and the needle of his pressure gauge on zero. I offered him my octopus for the last few minutes and my chest was swollen with pride telling myself: "I need even less air than my instructor guide". One day we went down to around 45 m in a scenery of steep sand dunes where 5 smaller wrecks were scattered all over the place. Maybe a taifun hit ?!
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