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Dive Review of Galatea in
Seychelles

Galatea: "Unique liveaboard program, excellent diving plus shore excursions", Apr, 2019,

by Gareth Richards, OH, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 10890 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
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Snorkeling 4 stars
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Beginners 5 stars
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Comments The Galatea is one of 3 liveaboards operating out of the Seychelles. We traveled in late March/early April 2019. I could not find many recent reviews about the Syechelles so I will try to be complete. We did a week on land, during which we did some day boat diving (see separate review), and then a week on a liveaboard (this review).

The seasons in the Seychelles are more about the wind direction; for one half of the year it is from the north and the other half from the south. During the months of March/April and September/October (according to our divemaster) is when the switch of direction occurs, and thus the waters are the calmest and the diving the easiest. Being just south of the equator the water is therefore the warmest at end of March, and while we were there it was 86-88 F at any depth.

The Galatea is well appointed and all cabins feature queen beds, with one Master cabin being available with a King bed. We had this cabin, and it also had an en suite bathroom with large shower and double vanity; and a separate half bath with toilet and sink. Quite luxurious compared to some liveaboards with bunks and tiny shower/toilet combo (looking ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, Cocos, Philippines, Socorro, GBR, NZ, Bahamas, Mexico Pacific, Cayman, US Keys, Mediterranean (Cyprus, Corsica, Turkey), Belize, Roatan, Bonaire, Cozumel, BVI
Closest Airport SEZ Getting There Many options via Dubai or Doha (Emirates, Etihad, Qatar. Or non stop from Paris (AF).

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 86-88°F / 30-31°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-50 Ft/ 9-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 min limit
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 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
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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