Generalities – Conditions - Safety

Our fast catamaran, a new concept on Nosy-Be, opens loads of opportunities !  For example:

  • Travel from Nosy Be to Nosy Lava (180 km) in one day with a dive on the way
  • 3 or 4 dives per day
  • Short-term stays (ex: 3 nights 4 days) for remote destinations like Nosy Lava and Nosy Saba
  • Comfortable living conditions (hotel – dive boat)
  • Tight budget option (stay on a campsite)

Safety: Dive if you wish with nitrox (2 divers max per group), and/or to do safety stops between 3 and 5 m with pure oxygen – no specific training needed.

In case of accident: there are 2 x50 litre oxygen tanks on the boat + one in Radama. Those who have signed the discharge can also undergo RTI (Therapeutic Immersion Recompression) if need be (if the neurological assessment is favourable) following the “Clipperton” protocol.

All the guides dive with a nautilus life line (marine rescue GPS) : if the boat captain loses track of the divers, he can locate them using this system. The guides also carry a distress rocket with them (the rocket can go down to -50m).

Conditions : departure is guaranteed when there are at least 5 divers. For packages the maximum is 12 people or 16 for diving club groups, with 2 diving guides accompanying. The day of departure and number of days you choose to stay are flexible and trips can be privatised for 8 people upwards.

The diving boat is the same for the 3 different accommodation options (hotel, traditional cabin or bivouac camping). This spacious (15m x 5 m!) and comfortable catamaran has no cabins, the boat is designed and equipped uniquely for diving.

Plenty of mattresses to rest between dives, plenty of shaded and ventilated areas, plenty of space for diving equipment; kitchen, bar, WC, shower, sunbathing area, 220v electricity, a lift for equipment and also for people with reduced mobility.

Fast boat, 12-15 knots cruising speed. Equipped with 2 compressors, and nitrox. For safety, 2 x 50 l oxygen tanks.

What is included in the packages:

2 dives/day with tanks and weights; all meals; a bottle of water on the boat. Accommodation on (Radama Island and Nosy Saba): price quoted is per person, based on 2 persons per bungalow.

What is not included:

Diving equipment, visa, nitrox, 02 deco; airport transfer or similar (easy to arrange). Third dive : 20€ per diver (minimum 4 divers). Night dive: 30€ /person (minimum 4 divers) + 5 € lamp rental. All drinks in the hotel restaurant and in the room. On the boat, drinks other than water: (all other drinks are charged 1€). Bottle of wine: 15 €.