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“Once in lifetime experience”

Blue Safari Submarine
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: There are two submarines in the Blue Safari fleet, and both offer a unique and unforgettable activity in Mauritius. There is only 12 leisure submarine operation in the world, and Blue Safari is the only one, not only in Mauritius but in all Indian Ocean. Blue safari is also the unique leisure submarine operation in the world to operate 2 submarine of small sizes, maximum capacity being 10 seat, offering therefore a real personalized adventure not to be missed while being in Mauritius. Each submarine can dive to 35 metres where the views under the warm Indian Ocean are filled with colourful fish, coral, crab and stingray. Look out of the windows and experience the natural beauty in complete safety while the knowledgeable pilot points out interesting things to see. Choose between the larger BS1100 and the small-party BS600 for the experience to suit you. Both of them will give you a rare life-time adventure not to be missed in Mauritius. Made just for two – sub scooters are a fun and unique way to drive along the sea bed of the the Indian Ocean. Blue Safari provide you and a friend or family member with everything you need to enjoy an unusual activity in Mauritius, which takes place three metres under the sea. You don’t need to be a swimmer or diver to take part, and all instructions are given to you before you set off.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 29 June 2018

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

Thank Alok67
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

The subscooter experience was something we saw first on the internet and on arriving at Mauritius we decided to book this at our travel agent. We are so glad we made the decision to take this tour. It was thrilling and so good to breathe normally while you are 3 meters under water and see the fish swimming around your cockpit.
The instructions were good so we really felt safe during the trip. The accompaning diver took some great pictures and we have watched again a couple of times.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

It was a great experience overall. I'm love the under water world and I was lucky enough to see the clown fish, lion fish, et. etc. There are 2 submarines 5 seater and the 10 seater. I was lucky enough to get ourselves accomodated in the 5 seater submarine. the best part of this that it has a all glass in the front which lets you have a good overall view rather than just a window view in the big one. Its a once in a life time experience so go for it. Yes it is expensive though but worth a try.

Thank Branson D
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Katarzyna B, social media manager at Blue Safari Submarine, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

The experience was out the world. The pilot was so considerate asking us all the time if we were comfortable since we are senior citizens. They so helpful in getting us in and out of it. Explained everything very nicely. Money worth spent

Thank Vikas T
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Katarzyna B, social media manager at Blue Safari Submarine, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Good service by the blue safari people. The submarine specially the smaller one is good with glass all around for better view. But there is nothing much attractive to see under water except one ship wreckage. Maldives has similar service with spectacular underwater views

Thank Dr PK A
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Katarzyna B, social media manager at Blue Safari Submarine, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Hi, thank you for your review. We are very disappointed that you did not appreciate your excursion with us. It's really difficult to compare submarines trips. There are only few places in the world where you can dive with a submarine and each place is very different from another. We hope that you enjoyed your trip to our beautiful island though. Sincerely yours.

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