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Blue Safari Submarine

Blue Safari Submarine, the only submarine base operating in the Indian Ocean, has started its activities in September 1998.

On 15th November 2005, having obtained the approval of the International Classification Society (IRS) on the question of maritim security, Blue Safari Submarine launches another new and worldwide exclusive product: the Subscooter. This is a two-seater submarine scooter, designed by Blue Safari who has taken out a patent for this invention.

Blue Safari Submarine has, to date, initiated more than 12,000 dives. Over 150,000 persons aged 2 to 91 have experienced the thrilling adventure of the Blue Safari, some on their own, others with their family or in groups. A staff of 60 people is on duty everyday, sharing its passion with the customers and guiding them through this exceptional and unique tour.

Blue Safari offers two different alternatives, both exceptional and complementary, to explore the ocean depths.

The first one is to dive, in a genuine submarine.

Blue Safari Submarine is offering you the opportunity to live a unique, thrilling and memorable experience : diving with the BS 1100 Submarine (10 seats plus pilot) at 35 metres depth. A wonderful experience to share with your family!

During this 40-minutes dive, you will view the coral reefs, the fantastic Star Hope wreck,  a 17th-Century ship anchor, and, all through the way, myriads of colourful fish like the surgeonfish, capitaine or kingfish.

The BS 1100 is framed and equipped like the archetype legendary submarine, with individual windows viewing out on the underwater world. Inside the cabin, you can watch, live, on a television screen, the impressive immersion of the submarine filmed by a camera from the deck. You will enjoy the fascinating movement of the pneumatic valves activating the ballasts.

It's an experience no one should miss, be it at 2 or 90 years old!

The Blue Safari Submarine also offers exclusive dives with the BS 600 Submarine, at 35 metres depth on the same site.

· Exclusive reservation of BS 600 submarine (two to five people)

· Gastronomic tête-à-tête lunch (up to 1hr30 mins dive)

· Champagne at 35 metres (two to four persons)

· Underwater wedding (three to five people)

The cylinder-shaped methacrylate cabin of the BS 600 Submarine is entirely transparent, thus offering an incomparable panoramic view of the ocean.

For all exclusive dives, you will be greeted by a private hostess who will guide you to a transfer boat, booked especially for you.

The second alternative is the subscooter.

Ever dreamed of driving a submarine? Now you can do it, safely, in 3 metres of water! No need to be a diver or even to know how to swim to embark, alone or with another person, on this original and unique underwater adventure.

After a 10 minutes briefing, you will be able to pilot your own submarine, under the supervision of two accompanying diving guides. 

The submarine is easy to pilot, with a steering wheel and two accelerator pedals.

It has a maximum speed of 4km/hr. Moreover, you only have to press a button to dive or to surface.

The air inside the cabin is permanently regenerated due to an air cylinder with an autonomy of 50 minutes for two people. In case of emergency, a backup system can take over. The cabin is also equipped with an alarm button which can be activated anytime to draw the attention of the accompanying diving guides. 

Comfortably seated, one behind the other, on height-adjustable seats, you can breathe normally inside the big transparent dome and enjoy the panoramic view. No regulator is required. What a great pleasure then, to share, throughout the trip, your comments and views on the marine flora and fauna!

Down to 3 metres, the immersion is gentle and gradual. This is because the subscooter stands on a hydraulic platform. Such equipment and accessories make it all looks like a James Bond movie!

Back on the platform, you will have the opportunity to freshen up and wash off the salt in the changing room provided with showers. Complimentary refreshments will be served before you resume the exploration of the island.

Admission requirements.

- Accessible to every person above 8 years, in good physical condition and not suffering from any heart, ear or respiratory diseases. 

- Not suitable for pregnant women.

- Open to non-divers and non swimmers.

- Teenagers under 16 years cannot pilot the subscooter.

- Maximum client height: 2 metres.

- It is advisable to wear flat-heeled shoes, shorts or swimwear.

- Bring your own bathing towel.

Contact Details
Blue Safari Submarine
Royal Road
Grand Bay

Telephone: (+230) 263 3333

Fax: (+230) 263 3334



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