Friday, March 16, 2018

Let's look down on our dive sites

 During the  Whale Shark  research monitoring season  we used out micro lite aircraft daily and managed to get some rather nice Ariel  photos of Mahe coastline and some dive and snorkel  sites
Sunset Beach Hotel

Bay aux Chagrain  ( Willy's Bay)

Conception Island  ...south point

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Scenic views of Victoria's Post Office

 Just next to the clock tower is the Seychelles Post Office . a wondrous place of statues and ornamental window security bars
The famous clock tower

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Happy 18th Birthday for Earon

We have a work attachment student from Seychelles Maritime Academy  called Earon who has turned 18 years old today .!! ..........a big  birthday.  So a quick birthday breakfast of sweet  breads made at the local good you cant stop at just 1
Happy birthday Earon ....  bottom right 

2017 certificate of excellence from TRIP ADVISOR

The staff are thrilled to get the 2017  Certificate of Excellence  from Trip Advisor . They work hard and have good customer relations
The Happy  Underwater Centre Team!

Monday, March 12, 2018

New divers sign in at the Dive Centre

Every few days we get new divers signing in fr our boat dive trips. Today it was the turn of  Wolfgang and Annette  . Initially we thought maybe a medium sized BCD.  but it turned out  that a large was needed . See Generio helping Wolfgang to check out BCD sizes
Generio - skipper and rescue diver  with Wolfgang and Annette
They have booked the morning  2 dive site trip  for Wednesday 14th March

Sunday, March 11, 2018

New look for the Underwater Centre

Well the boys have completed the  painting of doors , shutters and the  inside walls .........the dive center looks fresh and bright again!
Michael in painting  action

The new look

Reception is open 

Diving Sunday morning 11-03-2018

Today was a beautiful day... .clam seas and blue skies .just the way we like it
Both senior staff  were on board ....Tony and Michael  as well as Darious completing the French  OW course for  Gauthier .
Loading the morning boat

Today's dive sites
Sharks , rays , turtles ...wonderful!!!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

We love our marine life

We are so very fortunate to have a massive amount of fish life in our waters  so take a look at a few images below:
White mouth moray ell

carpet anemone with cleaner shrimp

Hermit crab in his new house!

Barbel ells


Goby  on whip corals

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wednesday morning 7th March 2018

We had a boat dive with 9am check in and 09.30m boat departure to 2 different sites this morning.
Sabrina got bust with the Dive Site plan and description
Sabrina starting the dive site maps 
Once competed it is a bit easier for divers to visualize the actual dive sites
Dive 1 Conception Island  south point ...........a long distance site. Dive 2 is Matoopa point 
Both dives had shark and lots of fish and good viability so everyone was happy.
Just before departure we had a lot of activity on the beach due to local fishermen setting out nest and hauling them in with their  fish catch
Beach activity due  to local fishermen 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Pool training and afternoon boat dives

The program for  non certified dives and those that may have a certification but have not dived for a while is very popular.
 A simple overview of basic SCUBA theory, a practical session to explain all the gear .how it works and what all the bits are for  followed by a pool training session in the BERJAYA hotel pool in the morning
 Once everyone is feeling comfortable they are then booked onto the afternoon boat dive
Darius and the 3 boys complete their pool session and look forward to the boat dive

Crazey February is over

We were expecting a quiet February and a build up for Easter  but it was not to be .   February turned out to be the busiest ever on record time for photos or blog!! sorry .
 March has started slowly so several staff are on well deserved rest days off work ..but the rest keep busy.   The latest batch of tanks  for Hydro static testing are currently with Seychelles Bureau of Standards ......... should keep us good till June when the  next load are due. Just tank valve servicing  to do now .as well as checking equipment and painting and  decoration 
Darius checking BCD low power inflation systems are working correctly 
Mike seems happy to be painting