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Dive Review of Octopus Diver/Cote d'Or Footprints in
Seychelles/Praslin Island

Octopus Diver/Cote d'Or Footprints: "Good beginner diving, experienced will be disappointed", Nov, 2015,

by Susan Sparkman, TX, US ( 1 report with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8738 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Cozumel, Cancun, Akumal, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia, Cayman Islands, Roatan, Utila, Grenada, Tobago, Saba, Bahamas, Seychelles
Closest Airport 1)Praslin airport 2)Seychelles International airport on Mahe Getting There We flew from the Washington DC to Dubai with a long layover in Dubai. We had to talk to the agents at Emirates to transfer our bags from United to them. United only checked them to Dubai since Emirates is not a partner airline. Then we left to Mahe Seychelles. When we came back home the route was Mahe, Addis ababa, Paris, Washington DC. This route took a long time from start to finish.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 81 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 40 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Time limit was enforced. 50 mintues first dive, 60 minutes on the last, sometimes a little longer.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There are no buckets on board for cameras. You either hold them or set them on your towel and keep an e ... 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 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 4 stars
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Comments Octopus Diver.
Their location is on the beach. There is an area for setup and nitrox is available free. You will set up your gear in the covered area and then you carry it to the boat. The walk is not very long but you need to walk into the water and carry it onto the boat. They will store your gear at the end of the day if you are diving several days. Your divemasters are assigned before you leave the shop. They speak several languages.
The dives are 60 feet and shallower. Most days it was sunny for the week. One day it did rain all day. Visibility was supposed to be great this time of year but it was not. They had some type of algae bloom so visibility was 30-4 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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