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Sea-Urchin Diving Center

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Address: Royal Road, Flic En Flac, Mauritius
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+230 453 8825
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

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My son (12) and myself did our PADI Open Water Certification here. The dive centre is cozy, welcoming and mellow while still maintaining high levels of discipline... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I was very excited about my very first scuba diving experience and based on reviews and proximity to hotel my wife and I selected Sea Urchin Diving center. I was deeply disappointed by the quality of service. 1. The staff was rude to begin with and did not start on time 2. I can deal with #1, sure - there... More 

2 Thank mohammed d
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

My son (12) and myself did our PADI Open Water Certification here. The dive centre is cozy, welcoming and mellow while still maintaining high levels of discipline, professionalism and most importantly safety standards. Obviously as a parent, my only concern was the safety of my son. After four full dives (open ocean not pool) with Sea Urchin I would happily... More 

Thank onlyonematclark
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6 reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We did a dive here and had a great instructor at our "refreshment" class after being out of the water for over 2 years. She was calm and super nice, we really enjoyed the dive !!

Thank Annanilsson89
Chard, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We only dove with Sea-Urchin once but very much enjoyed it. There is tea and coffee ready for you, and the guys there help you kit up. From the shop you walk to the dive boat on Flic en Flac beach then its a short trip out to the reef. We dove 'Cathedral' which is a great dive site and... More 

Thank Dean_Becs
Bengaluru, India
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Being a first time diver, I was unaware of amount effort it goes into complete a dive. The instructor has explained the process, equipment and methodology very well. But the initial practice at lagoon was pushed hurriedly as they were other divers waiting. The other divers were experienced divers didn't required this introduction. I was able to manage with the... More 

1 Thank Raghavendra K
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I dove for the first time with Sea Urchin and chose them based on the lonely planet travel guide. They were very professional and caring. Diving for me was conquering my biggest fear (the ocean), and they were very understanding. I had a great first dive. I felt safe, looked after at all times. My husband is an experienced diver... More 

Thank Roadchiro
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

I had big expectations before my first dive in an open water PADI-diving course consisting og 4 dives. I chose the "Sea urchin diving center" located in in Flic en Flac and run by Katherina from Germany. Katherina was my diving instructor from the beginning an I recognized during the first dive, that she was unsatisfied with my effort. When... More 

6 Thank Hein99
København, Danmark
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71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

First dive in 20 years - and with good help from the whole team. Good instructions for refresh and excellent and calm Instructor Sebastian - thank you very much for being so patient 😊👌🏻 we saw eagleray, clownfish, murraine, lionfish, kingfish, seasnake and lots of beautiful fish. We went to "aquarium" 6-20 meters. We can recommend this driving center hugget... More 

2 Thank Famcccc
Mahopac, New York
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

I spent 3 days in Flic en Flac diving with Sea Urchin and it was an absolutely wonderful experience. I was a first time diver trying to get my Open Water Diver certification. The staff was incredibly friendly, professional, and helpful, answering all of my questions thoroughly. I felt very prepared for my 4 dives. I struggled a bit with... More 

2 Thank Brittany I
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

We did our SSI Adventure Diver with the sea Urchin school. This school is the only one in Flic en Flac which offers SSI courses. Every other school (ticabo) does not offer them and tries to convince you to Padi instead... Both Perrine and Katharina are very experienced and show you things you do not see by yourself if you... More 

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