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Dive Review of Galatea Dive Boat in
Africa/Seychelles

Galatea Dive Boat: "Seychelles: Galatea Liveaboard", Nov, 2015,

by john strasswimmer, FL, US ( 1 report). Report 8658.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments [None]
A very nice semi-luxury sail/dive boat. The vessel was rebuilt for the ground-up by the owner as it was his red sea boat before. while it has the beauty of a sailboat, the sails only serve to stabilize and give a bit of a push. There is a huge flybridge so there is a lot of room for lounging. No way for this to feel crowded. This is a good option for non-divers since there are a lot of land excursions included.

Diving: better than anywhere in the caribbean (which is not saying much). Very nice diversity. Moderate fish, moderate bottom critter. Saw one guitar fish. Shares largely gone. There are huge Spanish travelers there and report of finning / killing of sharks in the Seychelles.

Dives are air only, shallow (<80 feet). Guests were mixed: mostly experienced, but some weird ones with us including gone woman who regularly ran out of air but thought it OK to breathe off her husbands octopus for the last 10 minutes of every dive.

One great spot was Frigate island, but that is more exposed and probably not going to be on your dive. Insane amounts of fish there. Lots of napoleon wrasse and bumped parrot fish but no other big things.

I believe I saw some bleaching starting there (September 2015) which might be part of this year's El Nino.


Crew was excellent and kind. Main language was english but they speak fluent french as well. Tanks could handle DIN or the USA kind
In summary this is a "vacation" dive trip, not an intense trip to see a specific thing.
Websites Galatea Dive Boat   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]Palm Beach Florida (home) Caribbean, rare other places
Closest Airport SEZ Getting There daily service with Emirates

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility -100 Ft/ -30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]lot of space to deal with your own gear but no dedicated "camera" table
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