Blue Safari Submarine, Mauritius
4.5 (671 reviews) Friday: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Spent Ranking #7 in Pamplemousses District Submarine Tours
BEST EXPERIENCE EVER ON THE ISLAND
This experience was absolutely amazing. The staff was extremely courteous and kind, very friendly bunch who made the whole trip worth while. The price is perfect for the experience. A whole day’s worth of fun and excellent memories. I would absolutely come again, with my family and friends. It is perfect and ideal for all customers whether you’re in a couple or with your family. A must do when you come mauritius
Coastal Road , Trou aux Biches.
Monday : 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday : 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday : 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday : 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday : 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday : 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday : 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Friday, December 08, 2023, 9:11
4.5 based on (671 reviews)
5mparfitt630 5:00 PM Jan 7, 2020Great Experience
It was our first time in a submarine and it was a fantastic experience. It was all very well run and the staff were really friendly and professional. We saw turtles and all sorts of beautiful fish during our adventure and took lots of photographs. When we came to the surface and got on the boat for refreshments, there were lots of dolphins swimming past - that was the icing on the cake. We'd definitely do this trip again if we returned to Mauritius.
4SteveandRosina 5:00 PM Mar 22, 2006We've got the blues
My partner and I did the Blue Safari submarine trip in February 2006. The company operate two submarines, one holding five passengers and the other 10. Apparently both these submarines often dive together. We paid around £60 each for the trip, plus taxi fares to get to the northwest of the island where the operation is based. Firstly passengers are taken by small boat out to the support vessel and transferred on to it. The submarines are tied up alongside this vessel. On embarking into the submarine passengers are asked to pose for a photograph as they climb down the hatch. There is no real sensation of diving as once embarked and seated on the sub, passengers are already underwater looking out of the porthole (each passenger has one). The water is blue and clear. The trip starts off by the sub travelling out to a marker bouy then diving at that point. It doesn't take too long to reach the bottom, some 35 mtrs down. The sub stays down for around 35 minutes during which time it passes very close to a former japanese trawler which was deliberately sunk at that point to provide interest and a home for barnicles. We were quite dissappointed at the lack of colour beneath the surface, both in the coral and the fish.We had visions of brightly coloured coral and many, many colourful fish. This was not the case. The coral was predominently greyish, as indeed were many of the fish with odd flashes of bright yellow. On returning to the support ship passengers are given proof copies of the photographs taken as they entered the submarine, these are priced at £12 for an A4 size colour photo. The staff are rather keen to sell these (we didn't buy). On return to the base those who ordered photographs pick them up, and everybody is given a personalised certificate of the dive. This trip can work out rather expensive for a family of four. Children travel for something like £35 each, add to this the cost of a photograph of each member and you're looking at a trip costing around £250. Personally I couldn't justify spending that kind of money for what I got. If you want to experience a submarine dive and aren't too fussed about what's down there - go for it, you'll enjoy the trip. But if you want lots of colourful fish, coral and anemones - you're in the wrong place, try the Red Sea etc.