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Octopus Diving Center

Anse Volbert on the Cote d'Or, Praslin Island, Seychelles
248 4232602
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
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60 reviews 60 reviews
5 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

After making enquiries at several other dive operations in the Seychelles, this one immediately stood out as extremely professional. They actually showed an interest and also were very helpful. Francine and her team were always very friendly, the equipment was good and the dive trips fantastic. Great welcome every time, great staff and a very well-run operation. Prices were competitive... More

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Magden, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Location: The dive center is located right at the cote d'or beach (Anse Volbert) next to the Berjaya beach restaurant. Since we were staying in the Le Duc hotel it was just a 200 meter walk for us. Equipment: The dive center offers state of the art rental equipment. However, we brought our own stuff. Both air and Nitrox32 is... More

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Antalya, Turkey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

First of all, dive spot which is too far away from praslin, was perfect, in one dive, we saw small shark and 5 min later we saw dolphins, they are so near us. It was wonderful experience... Secondly, florent and his team was very friendly and helpful. That was great diving... highly recommended

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Diving site are not deeper then 20/26 meter. I dive with nitrox all the time and i felt safe. The staff of Octopus Diving Center were very helpful and friendly.

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Harbin, China
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I'll drop a few lines just to say "thank you very much" to Helene (always very gentle!), Juliana (a very nice and fun person!) and, mostly, Francine, the divemaster. I'd had a serious problem in my last dive, back to April'13, in Phuket, Thailand. After that dive, I didn't feel comfortable and secure for diving anymore. I had a chance... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Me and my wife did about 10 dives with Octopus on Jan 2013. We emailed them first, but the info offered by email was a bit sketchy. On our first stop at the shop we were very happy with their helpfulness and nice spirit. All of the instructors, divemasters and other staff were smiling, helpfull and very very professional. The... More

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Maputo, Mozambique
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The entire team, from the dive master to the person who picks the equipment, are very corteous. Is a very well trained equip, they are responsible and the equipment is new and very clean. IWe did 2 diver, one in the morning and another on afternoon and between the both dives they arrange a lunch (take away), if previously requested... More

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Tessenderlo, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We read in other reviews that beginners like this center and that experienced divers are on the fence. We have been diving for two-decades and were also taken aback (as were other reviewers) by the necessity to carry equipment to boats. In the dive center they make a big deal about saving the environment. Accordingly we were very surprised by... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Do not use this dive center unless you are a super diver. You will only get attention if you are cool.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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212 reviews 212 reviews
47 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My wife and I took an intro dive with them. They picked us up from our hotel, gave us a briefing and we were on our way soon. Neither my wife nor I can swim but the instructor took good care of us and enabled us to enjoy the dive near the island of St Pierre. Getting off the boat... More

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