We had seen great reviews of Blue Safari before we reached Mauritius and during the trip also saw the ads, leaflets etc. It was a general feeling that it is expensive but finally we decided to purchase the trip and skipped some adventure activities. In the end it proved to be a good decision.
As it is popular and only one in whole of Mauritius, it is generally booked. We booked 2 days in advance through Seaside Travels.
We got 12.30 pm slot and reached by 12.15 at their office. We freshened up and used the wifi at their office. The young staff was very helpful and gave us a briefing. We boarded a boat/launch to reach mothership anchored 15 min away from shore to a buoy. Weather was rough and sea was choppy. We were safely transferred to mother ship. Tip: Wear comfortable clothes like pants/shorts and shoes as it is easy to jump. Avoid dresses, skirts, slippers, sandals etc.
We were then asked to board the submarine and clicked for a photo by their photographer before entering the manhole. Tip: If you are in a group ask other person to click for you as their photo costs MUR 500. Submarine is 10 seater with constricted space. The French Pilot briefed us and started the dive to 35m below the surface. It was a thrilling experience which one can just dream of. Below it was a different world altogether with hills, rocks Corals, flsh, turtles etc. We were taken to a ship wreck which was a great experience myself being from shipping industry. We could see lot of lost anchors and anchor chains. We came back after about 45 min to the mothership and were given Pepsi. We were asked if we wanted the photo clicked by them. We then boarded the boat back to shore and that was the end of the wonderful experience. We were given the diving certificate signed by the Captain.
Though I am sure the highest safety standards were followed for the whole trip, my suggestions based on the offshore HSE standards being followed are:
1) As the captain was alone without any assistant, one of the passengers should be briefed about basic communication or functions in case of emergency or captain being unwell.
2) All should wear Safety Jackets compulsory throughout the tour as all may not be familiar to locate and wear in case of emergency at least on the transfer boat
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