Far from any continental land mass, the islands of Seychelles have been linked to a string of pearls set in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. No wonder that the slogan of this proud nation, one of the world’s prime holiday destinations, is “Seychelles – as pure as it gets”. And it is delivered with an invitation to “Discover the Islands”, which lie just four degrees south of the Equator and are literally a thousand miles from anywhere.
As the world becomes ever smaller, Seychelles is becoming increasingly accessible to holiday-makers from around the globe. With the greatest of ease, Air Seychelles whisks an ever increasing number of visitors from Europe, Africa, the far East and the Middle East to sample the many and varied delights of the islands.
THE BLEACHED GRANITE ROCKS, THRUSTING UP FROM THE SEA
Within these few square kilometers is a land of colourful contrasts; the bleached granite rocks, thrusting up from the sea like the peaks of a sunken mountain range lie in the shadow of lush tropical vegetation clinging to steep mountain sides. In the middle of a beach of white coral sand, a sudden up thrust of granite resembles a scene from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The people of the islands reflect these same dramatic contrasts. A description of a typical Seychellois is impossible; their ancestors include British and French seamen, freed African slaves, and Italian and Chinese merchants. Their skin tone can be fair or dark, their hair blonde or black, their eyes blue or brown. But they all share a gentle and cheerful character, combined with a nature as warm and welcoming as their island home.
SCUBA DIVING LOCATIONS & EQUIPMENTS
OCTOPUS DIVER IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF CURIEUSE MARINE PARK
Octopus Diver is located on one of Praslin Island’s nicest beach: Cote d’Or, Anse Volbert, right in front of Curieuse Marine Park.
In the vicinity you will have the choice between many guest houses or more luxurious hotels. If You choose to stay a bit further away you can rely on our free pick-up service: we’ll take you from your hotel to the club and back
OCTOPUS DIVER is S.E.A center (Scubapro Educational Association). All equipment are SCUBAPRO except SHERWOOD tanks 10,12,15 litres aluminium (INT & DIN). Equipment is often changed in order to give you safety and comfort.
SCUBAPRO EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION
Shorties suits are enough to dive in Seychelles, however we have long suit for chilly divers! Our compressor is a Bauer, the efficient KP 46m3 which assure the best quality of air.
We have 2 new speed boats well maintained: OCTOPUS 2: SUPER SEA DOG 8 metres long, 2 X 100 HP YAMAHA 4 strokes with a capacity of 10 divers. OCTOPUS 4: SUPER SEA DOG 9m50 long, 2 X 150 HP YAMAHA 4 strokes with a capacity ff 12 divers
Boats have oxygen therapy (DAN), first aid and phone contact with the base.
AS PURE AS IT GETS
Far from any continental land mass, the islands of Seychelles have been linked to a string of pearls set in azure waters of the Indian Ocean.