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Located on one of Praslin’s nicest beaches, Anse Volbert/Cot D’Ore beach, the Dive Club is another reputable Praslin dive centre. Voted as one of the world’s top 100 scuba diving centres by German magazine Unterwasser, they offer daily dive excursions, a full range of PADI dive courses, night diving and snorkelling trips.
More of a diving club than just another dive centre, their beachside location in the heart of Anse Volbert is a gathering point for scuba divers from around the world, who come not only for their high standards but for the warmth and friendliness they extend to all their guests.
Getting to the Dive Club is easy, with daily fast ferry connections to and from the neighbouring islands. And for anyone not staying in the immediate vicinity they also offer a free pick-up service to bring you to/from your hotel.
The relatively shallow waters around Praslin are ideal for all level of divers, especially for beginners. To ensure your safety and enjoyment, groups kept to a maximum of 6 divers groups and are organised according to diver experience and certification level. In reality groups are often smaller, with only around 4 divers per guide - all of which are PADI certified professionals.
The Dive Club offers 2 dives per day Monday - Saturday at 9am and 2pm. On Sundays they feature a double-dive excursion leaving the dive centre at around 9:30am returning at 2pm. Snacks and cold drinks are provided on board. We also offer a weekly night dive at around 6pm every Wednesday. For anyone needing to rent equipment they have a good range of SCUBAPRO gear and SHERWOOD tanks, all maintained to the highest standards.
Dives leave from the base on Anse Volbert with journey times to the dive sites varying from just 5 minutes to spots such as St. Pierre or Coral Gardens up to 25-40 minutes for sites further afield like Ave Maria and Whale Rock. To get you to the sites, the Dive Club has two new speedboats - OCTOPUS 2 and OCTOPUS 4 which can comfortably carry 10 and 12 divers respectively. Both have medical oxygen units and first aid kits on board and maintain permanent radio contact with dive base. Nearly all dives are drift dive - the boat follows you along the course of your dive - so there’s no need for any lengthy swims on the surface.
As a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort they also offer a complete range of PADI diving courses that not only include the popular Open Water Diver course but also Advance, Specialty and Rescue courses. And for anyone thinking of taking up diving as a career, they also run Divemaster and Assistant Instructor courses upon request.
When you’re not diving you can enjoy their spacious leisure lounge, where they regularly display their best underwater photos and videos. Come and share your diving impressions with fellow divers over a cup of tea or coffee, browse their diving library or simply hang-out.
The Dive Club is also proud to be an ambassador for the “International Guidelines for Responsible Divers” in support of “Longitude 181 Nature” - an association whose goal is to promote global sustainability while illustrating the extraordinary cultural and biological diversity of the planet.
So come dive with Florent and the team, where you’ll not only enjoy some great diving in Praslin but you’ll also be giving back to the planet! As part of the “1% for the Planet” initiative they’ll donate 1% of every Euro you spend with them to help fund environmental projects worldwide.
Cost: for single dive from €55 including equipment
for PADI certification from €85 including equipment
Plus a lot more dive options
Payment: by cash Euro/SCR or with credit card
Just contact us to organise it for you