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Dive Review of Odyssea Dive/Casa Babi in
Africa/Vilankulo

Odyssea Dive/Casa Babi: "Mozambique diving - Vilankulos", Sep, 2015,

by Christine Mistler, AZ, US ( 2 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 8384.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Sea of Cortez (San Carlos, La Paz), Hawaii, Little Cayman, Bonaire, Belize, Fiji, Cozumel, Honduras
Closest Airport Vilankulos Getting There Easiest by air, avoid LAM unless saving a few bucks is totally worth the hassles they will very likely inflict.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 70 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 20 to 40 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions 2 tank dives with lunch. Dive boat back by afternoon. No late, or night diving; sites may be too remote, conditions unpredictable? Dives max about 60 feet but last about 1 hour. This seemed o.k. with everyone. Some dives had considerable current, low vis. All dives were fascinating.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments I was looking for a place to dive, not too hard to reach from S.A., after a two week, inland African adventure with non-diver friends because I try to dive every chance I get, even if it means tacking it on at the end of another vacation. I have to say, getting to Vilankulos turned out to be not so easy for this American but I can't say I regret it. For one thing, obtaining a Visa turned out to be a spendy, time consuming affair (you have to get it in advance, or else risk being turned away at the border). I wouldn't consider this region a world class dive destination waiting to be discovered (and, indeed, most of the clients were from not so far way spots in Africa or Europe) but, paradoxically, that was part of its charm and allure.
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