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Octopus Diving Center

Anse Volbert on the Cote d'Or, Praslin Island, Seychelles
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Type: Water sports
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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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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
13 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
39 helpful votes 39 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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210 reviews 210 reviews
47 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Completed my PADI OW referral here. On Mahe it was EUR375 and here it was Eur290! Good shop, very capable staff who spoke English quite well. My dive instructor was Francine and she made sure I was well looked after and informed all the way through. The owners were good too, very friendly and helped with our hotel transfers. Machine... More

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Nice, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I did a double tank. Max 6 people + 1 dive master, I find it a bit short with inexperienced divers. On our first dive, we spent ten minutes at the sea bed, waiting for everybody, the dive master going up and down to grab everyone. And the dive site (white bank) was not good, only rocks on sand, nothing... More

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