Friday, April 13, 2018

QE 11 visits today 13-04-2018

 QE 11 offers a round the world tour and visits every 2 years . Today she was docked alongside and we took 5 divers out on a 2 dive trip . The ship is huge and looks most impressive tied up to Port Victoria dock

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Wreck diving is popular

We often have a request for  wreck diving and we are lucky to have 4 different wreck sites .
 3 sites are within the Beau Vallon Bay area . These artificial reefs are :
* Twin Barges suitable for all  certification levels  @ 12 - 24 meters
* Dredger wreck @ 27 meters  are  experienced divers  or AOW deep divers
* Aldabaran wreck @ 30 - 40 meters .......definitely experienced deep divers

Aldabaran Wreck

Aldabaran

Aldabaran
Extra long distance is the  wreck of the ENNERDALE .......a British Tanker that floundered in 1970 when only less than a year old!  She has been in the water a long time ......nearly 50 years  and lies on her right side facing Praslin Island . She is 30 meters on the sand and was 19 meters at the highest point but with age and collapse this is now 20+ meters . We will be able to check this  accurately when we visit on Saturday 14th April with a boat of 10 local divers keen to do this dive .
 Hopefully lots of new photos for you to see
Ennerdale Wreck .....The massive propeller  at the stern end

Monday, April 9, 2018

Things to see underwater

We have had requests  for diving both long distance and short distance dive sites with plenty of marine life to see :
Granitic rocks are a haven for fish 

 a collection of open mouthed mackerel

Scorpion fish by the plenty

Barbel ells often seen around the wrecks

Geometric Morey ells seen on the twin barges wrecks

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Snorkeling is very popular

We have many good sites for snorkeling... .both granitic  rock and most popular is the Bay Ternay Marine National Park. Catalini took the whole family for a boat snorkeling trip

The snorkeling family

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Lots of Introduction to SCUBA courses today 05-04-2018

Lots of visitors and fantastic weather has meant that lots of people are interested in the  1 day Introduction to SCUBA course with afternoon boat dive. Sabrina and Stella did a training course with 6 students today
Theory completed it is now  the practical training session before the pool training
 

Bye Bye to Harold

Harold has been a regular visitor since 1986 and is now on his 32nd visit to Seychelles. He is one of the Underwater  Center's  first Dive Master certifications way back in 1997  !!! 
He promises to be back in 2019 for hopeful a longer stay and more dives with his dive buddy Horst
Regular dive visitor Harold leaves tomorrow 

Mad March

Just like February we have had a very busy March ...MAD MARCH!!!!!  .Lots of divers, snorkelers and courses to keep us out of trouble . Indeed it has been so very busy that no time, to take photos of to blog!!!  Sorry guys!!!!!!!!!!