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Octopus Diving Center

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Address: Anse Volbert on the Cote d'Or, Praslin Island, Seychelles
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+248 4 232 602

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Excellent First Time Experience !!

We chose Octopus Diving as it was right next to the hotel we stayed in and so was walking distance.. On the day of the dive; there was a proper briefing on the equipment and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jennifer L
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Lyon, France
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked 20 dives by email, they told us we would have à 10% discount if we reached 10 dives, which we obviously did. They did not give us 10% but instead counted 2 10 dive packages plus additionnal fees for night dives and far ones. We ended up paying 750 euros instead of 729. Thanks for saying something by... More 

Thank mellion
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Octopus Diving as it was right next to the hotel we stayed in and so was walking distance.. On the day of the dive; there was a proper briefing on the equipment and safety techniques.. You are given all the gears necessary for the dive.. You have to walk a bit to the boat carrying all your gears... More 

Thank Jennifer L
Blankenberge, Belgium
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We booked our dives (package of 10 each and the night dive), which is highly to recommend, as they dive in small groups. If you come and book on site, you might ending up without diving. The staff is very friendly and absolutely professional. It might be a bit chaotic, because they are very popular for diving and also both... More 

Thank Wiebke P
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47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I did 5 dives with Octopus in March 2017. In realy enjoyed their team. They offer free pick up at your hotel. Every day 2-dives trip guaranteed plus two single dive trips per. Nitrox is not a problem at all. Their guides are experienced and know the diving points very very. Though I did just 5 dives I had the... More 

Thank Pavol A
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We had 2 beautiful dives. The water was very choppy but visibility was excellent. Our dive master was safety minded and took time to point out sea life we may have missed. They pack 12 divers and 3 crew onto a small boat so getting suited up is tight. The driver of the boat was busy fishing while we were... More 

Thank Lynn N
New Delhi, India
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful. We went to curieuse island and they even provided us with free snorkelling equipment.

Thank Anumeha M
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We did 3 days of diving with Octopus. The divemasters did a good job and overall had pleasant dive days. The atmosphere was relax and laid-back. We brought our own gear but from observing the other divers their equipments are well maintained and fairly new. Dive briefing were done by the owner of the shop then again a more detail... More 

Thank 59Richard786
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We went diving to Praslin on 30th december , the e-mail exchange with them was clear and precise. Unlike a lot of other shops they don't force you to pay upfront instead they block a seat for you which is great. My initial experience didn't start well - during my e-mail exchange i had requested for 2 dives and the... More 

Thank mecapri
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We booked a check dive and a regular dive. The email exchange beforehand was clear and friendly. The owner was so kind to pick us up at our hotel. At the base and on the boat, the staff were friendly and professional. We were taken to two beautiful diving locations. Both my dives were one-on-one, and my guide showed me... More 

Thank Thorsten F
Johannesburg, South Africa
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48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Both Octopus and White Tip are excellent this one was closer to my hotel as it is in the middle of the beach so was a shorter walk. Also they have Nitrox which I highly recommend if you haven't used it yet. It isn't extra where most shops charge for it. Also they do two morning dives so you can... More 

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