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Dive Review of Sakatia Lodge /Sakatia Lodge in
Africa/Madagascar

Sakatia Lodge /Sakatia Lodge: "Great Diving in Madagascar", Oct, 2014,

by ROBERT PECORARO, NY, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 8017 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Africa, Asia, Indo Pacific, Hawaii, Egypt, Caribbean, Central and South America, Australia
Closest Airport Nosy-be Airport Getting There Flight to Nosy-Be, followed by a 30 min drive and a short ferry ride. Not too difficult.

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 45 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions The dives were easy and relaxing. The group stayed with the divemaster and surfaced with him. I suppose that a buddy team could stay down if they had air remaining, although it never really was an issue.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 4 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Jacques is an underwater photographer and he is knowlegeable. There are no camera rinse tanks on the boat, but there is one at the shop, upon your return. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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 4 stars
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Comments Sakatia Lodge is a full service dive resort located on Sakatia Island, a small island off of Nosy Be Island in Madagascar. The dive operation is run by Jacques, who serves as dive coordinator and divemaster. He runs a safe, professional operation and he makes every effort to accommodate the wishes of the divers to ensure that everyone has a great time. The dives were remarkably good, and the area is loaded with tropical fish, invertabrates and healthy corals. The visibility was mostly very good, although we did have one bad day, where it dropped down to about 45 ft., with a lot of particul ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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