Diving in Seychelles, SUBIOS 2008
DIVING HOME > SUBIOS 2008: March 19 - 25 Annual Underwater Film and Image Festival
The Seychelles are most known for their crystal-clear waters and idyllic white-sandy beaches, however the islands also boast a marine environment just as spectacular as the lush, tropical forests and huge granite boulders. SUBIOS is an exciting national underwater festival held annually on Mahe Island presenting annual photo and video competitions, with reputed guest speakers. Held during March / April, it falls during great diving and climate months in Seychelles and is an interesting experience for keen divers.

SUBIOS stands for Sub Indian Ocean Seychelles. This Underwater Film and Image Festival was introduced by diving enthusiast Philippe Blanchard. In 1989, Blanchard, his three companions and a special committee implemented a festival that would highlight Seychelles’ extraordinary marine world, showcase the islands as an ideal diving destination and also create local awareness on the beauty beneath the waves. Since then SUBIOS has grown in stature, annually attracting filmmakers, photographers, journalists and ecologists from all over the globe in a week-long celebration of the Seychelles Underwater World. The festival doesn‘t just include photographic competitions but also features presentations by renowned guest speakers. SUBIOS dedicated events are held at hotels and a special school program educates the nation’s youth concerning the beauty and fragility of the islands’ marine eco-systems.

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Please remember to carry your PADI certificate, or if you are not PADI certified, consider obtaining your certification while in the U.S or enroll in a PADI dive course in the Seychelles with our dive course packages that allow you to enjoy the splendors of diving while learning with professional divemasters.

Roundtrip airport to hotel transfers in Mahe
Accommodation in a Hillside Villa with private sun deck at the 5-star Le Northolme hotel on Mahe
Daily breakfast at Le Northolme
6 dives: 2 normal range, 2 long range and 2 extra long range (one of which can be a Night Dive)
Full equipment rental: Cylinder, Weights, Regulator, BCD, Wetsuit, Pressure & Depth Gauge, Mask, Fins and Snorkel.
One 90 minute spa treatment at the end of your stay at the Duniye Spa
Our prices include local government tax of 7%
Excludes: International Airfare - if required, will be priced based on your city of departure
* Please note: To minimize the possibility of a decompression incident at the end of a diving vacation, the current recommendation is that divers should leave a 24 hour safety window between your last dive and next flight (this applies to all international, inter-island and helicopter flights).
Seasons & Package Costs

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7 nights
Off Season: (Late Nov - March - not recommended due to heavy rain season)

Special Notes & Conditions

Prices above are for two persons sharing a room and act as an indication only and are subject to confirmation by an Into Seychelles Specialist on enquiry. Prices are also based on check in and check out dates within corresponding season.

Submission of enquiry entails request for information and availability of rooms, not request for reservations unless specifically requested.

DOES NOT INCLUDE International Airfare - if required from Into Seychelles, will be calculated and priced into the package based on your city of departure

Payment options: American Express, Check or Wire transfer only. Payment of deposit (50% of total services amount) requested only when reservations have been made and provisionally confirmed to you. Balance of payment requested three months prior to departure; should travel fall within three months of departure, full payment is requested at time of reservations.

Package nights offered as a cost indication for travel planning purposes only - due to restrictive flight schedules, the nights indicated above may not be possible and packages will be tailored around your dates of travel and based on flight availbility.

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