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Dive Review of Silhouette Cruises/Maya's Dugong in
Africa/Seychelles

Silhouette Cruises/Maya's Dugong: "Aldabra Atoll/Outer Islands Trip - Good Cruise to a Pristine Location", May, 2022,

by ROBERT PECORARO, HI, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 11927.

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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
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 Silhouette Cruises runs two trips a year to Aldabra Atoll and the outer islands of the Seychelles on the Maya's Dugong vessel. The vessel is a multi-purpose boat that does diving, fishing and research cruises out of Mahe, Seychelles. It's a sturdy boat with a large fuel capacity to be able to cover the nearly 1800 miles that we traveled during our two week trip. It is a functional, comfortable boat, but it is not luxurious. It was pretty stable but we did have some long, rocky days and nights at sea. Some of the passengers did get sea sick. It was a surprisingly wet boat as the back deck got soaked while underway in higher seas. The food was good, but some passengers complained that it was not enough. I don't think that was the case, but the boat did provide more food after the complaints. The boat produces its own potable water. Some guests did not like the taste, but it didn't bother me. The diving deck is large and it is set up well. The diving is done from fiberglass tenders that are put in the water and picked up by an onboard crane. Getting on and ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Continental US, Hawaii, caribbean, Indo Pacific, Africa, Asia, South Pacific, Antarctica
Closest Airport Mahe, Seychelles Getting There From San Francisco or Los Angeles to Dubai and on to Mahe, Seychelles

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents
Water Temp 71-88°F / 22-31°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-100 Ft/ 12-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Safety stop at 45 to 50 minutes
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 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 There was a camera table, but it was not enforced exclusively for cameras. No dedicated rins ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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