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“Great week of diving”
Review of Big Blue Divers

Big Blue Divers
Reviewed 28 November 2012

Thanks to Liz for a very pleasant week of diving, she was most helpful to get my dive schedule suited to my underwater photography needs. The rental equipment was in great condition and they prepare your equipment on the boat with great care. Enough friendly and helpful dive masters on each dive to allow groups no bigger than 5 divers per dive master. I'll be back ASAP.

Thank AlbertBootsma
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Reviewed 12 October 2012

Very friendly and well run dive center. Had a bad experience with another dive center but Big Blue Divers was great. The staff and owner were very friendly and it was small dive groups. They prepare your equipment and it is a nice boat they use. Unlike some of the other reviews I read our dive masters were locals and very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this dive center.

Thank Eleanor78
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

Dive shop ideally located on main beach in Mahe. Pretty cramped boat with too many divers, guides are not local and did not seem interested when underwater to point things out. One of the girls was a US marine biologist so I thought they would be more up for it. Guys it's time to raise your game as compared to other world dive operations this is an expensive experience and not value for money. Kit also needs investment. Overall disappointed.

2  Thank Moveonup1
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

Elizabeth is a co-owner and the instructor at this diver center. She is professional, courteous and efficient but is at bound to her Seychellois business partner who is the exact opposite. He is rude and arrogant and simply unpleasant; The type that surely drives away business.
I prepaid a 15 dive pkg with Big Blue and indicated to Liz the dives I was hoping to do during our 3 wk visit. She said she didn't see a problem getting those done. Now I was ill for a period and knew I'd come up short 3or4 dives however the dives we did were redundant; going to the Marine Park 4 times and to same sites repeatedly. I reminded her several times of my "wish list" which was not an impossible list by any means, however in spite of repeated promises, we never went.
In the end, I only did 8 of my 15 prepaid dives and although Liz was honest & fair in reimbursing me for 4 of them when their boat encountered mechanical problems at the last minute, resulting in a cancellation of the schedule for a few days, the whole affair left me with a bad taste and thoroughly disappointing.
It seems to me that a good business operator would have great ties to OTHER dive centers just around the area and refer me to them in order to keep a client happy. Not a word to that effect & I suspect they don't have a good rapport with others in the business which is a shame & surely would cost them in the long run. We encountered the opposite attitude when on Praslin & La Digue. If one business couldn't provide you with the service, they called a fellow business owner and got you in with them.
Elizabeth may be very nice & she may well be the only reason Big Blue continues to survive but if I were her, I'd re-think my business practices.
Diving in Seychelles proved to be a bitter disappointment and Big Blue is a cracker jack outfit at best. If you use them for your dives, save yourself the money and pay as you go no matter what bundle discounts they offer for prepayment!

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