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Octopus Diving Center

Address: Anse Volbert on the Cote d'Or, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Phone Number: 248 4232602
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Maputo, Mozambique
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Octopus staff was very professional on dealing with my dives, including a night dive. Good service started 3 weeks before the trip, when they gave me info trough e-mail about the diving sites. It continued on an excellent management of large groups, dividing it in 4 divers per Dive Master. And ended with an easy payment process with an organized... More 

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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This was my first diving experience. It was so much fun that I went back two more times and enjoyed myself thoroughly each time. Octopus will pick you up from your lodging and return you there after the dive. That service is included in the dive fee. After I arrived at the dive center, Florent explained the equipment and how... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a great diving club. Staff speaks both english and french. Equipment is in perfect condition, dive sites are top notch and the dives are very well conducted.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
5 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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65 helpful votes 65 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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