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Dive Review of Octopus Diving, Azzura Pro-Diving Center/Amitie Chalets, La Digue Dive Lodge in
Seychelles/Praslin, La Digue

Octopus Diving, Azzura Pro-Diving Center/Amitie Chalets, La Digue Dive Lodge, Aug, 2005,

by Stanley Zuk, NY, USA . Report 2485.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Mexico, Cayman Islands, Bonaire, Curacao, Maldives, Virigin Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Tuamotu Islands, Fakarava, Rangiroa, Micronesia, Zanzibar, Australia, Tonga, Oman, Emirates, PNG, Salomon Islands
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 20 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions safety stop
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Beautiful, peaceful islands with excellent beaches, particularily Anse Lazio, even while snorkeling there were many fish, turtles, and spotted eagle rays. Octopus diving was a very efficient and nice operation, they would let you dive your own profile. In July and August the visibility was quite bad, however, I could still make beautiful videos with reef white tip sharks, and many turtles present on almost every dive, beautiful families of eagle rays and huge humphead parrot fish. There were many big porcupine rays and large black spotted stingrays.
Coral doesn't look interesting, but these are such beautiful islands, that just being there and enjoying LaDigue and Praslin is fabulous. Gorgeous and not overcrowded. Diving is pleasant, but doesn't come close to Fakarava, Palau, or Fiji, but the beauty and friendliness of the people make up for it. If you stay on Praslin rent a car, it's a must to get to know the island better. Great trips to Aride, and Curieuse Islands with tortoises, diving on LaDigue similar to Praslin.
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