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Diving With…. Olivier Fayolle, TEC Diving Mauritius, Pereybere, Bain Boeuf, Mauritius

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In this ongoing series, we speak to the people who run dive centres, resorts and liveaboards from around the world about their businesses and the diving they have to offer…

What is your name?

Olivier Fayolle

What is the name of your business?

Tec Diving Mauritius

What is your role within the business?

Director, Instructor Trainer, Extended Range Instructor Trainer, Extended Range Sidemount Instructor Trainer, Rebreather Instructor

How long has the business operated for?

We are operating since 2019.

How long have you dived for, and what qualification are you?

I’m Olivier, Instructor Trainer and Director at Tec Diving Mauritius diving centre. Born in a diver family, I was fascinated by the underwater world from my youngest age. I was raised on the northern part of Mauritius Island in the village of Pereybere.

The first diver training I got was with NAUI. Later on, I continued with CMAS. At the age of 19, I got my CMAS** Instructor rating.

From there, I continued my Instructor education with other agencies like PADI, SDI and SSI. As I was always fascinated by Technical Diving, I began my Tec training with TDI.

I am Specialised in Pro Training, Dive Professional and Technical Training. Having a passion for underwater Photography, I also propose Underwater Photographer courses.

What is your favorite type of diving?

Sidemount and Rebreather

If you could tell people one thing about your business (or maybe more!) to make them want to visit you what would it be?

Scuba diving made in Mauritius!

100% Mauritian Diving Centre and Sole structure on the Island capable of offering from Fun Diving to Technical Diving both in Open Circuit and up to Closed Circuit Rebreather.

Being an Official Training Centre, we specialise in training ranging from beginner up to success at the Instructor Examination.

For qualified divers, they will be able to take part in Specialty courses towards the Technical Diver rating for Twin Tank, Sidemount or Rebreathers configurations.

Underwater Photographers are most welcome at our base. We organise specific photography dives where the diver has no time limit and depending on the dive profile to catch the perfect shot.

What is your favorite dive in your location and why?

Round Island and Snake Island, untouch and wild

Gunners Coin Island, Mauritius

What types of diving are available in your location?

Wrecks, Drop off, Multilevel, Reefs, Square, Cave, Sharks, Fun and Technical diving on Single, Twin, Sidemount or Rebreather configurations

What do you find most rewarding about your current role?

Satisfaction of my students or guest

What is your favorite underwater creature?

Eagle rays

Are there any exciting changes / developments coming up in the near future?

Liveaboard in Mauritius and St Brandon Archipel

As a center what is the biggest problem you face at the moment?

Due to the Pandemic of the Covid 19 we are facing a very bad time

Is your center involved in any environmental work?

Every year we organise 2 Beach/lagoon Cleaning

What would you say to our visitors to promote the diving you have to offer?

For our fun or technical dives, we take only 4 divers maximum per dive group, and our dive time depends on our profile and not on a maximum time frame as imposed by other conventional diving centres which means longer bottom time on shallower dives.

Where can our visitors find out more about your business? 

www.tecdivingmauritius.com

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Gear Maintenance Episode 4: Backplate and Harness Sponsored by Dive Rite (Watch Video)

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Welcome to Gear Maintenance! In this episode I’m showing you how to bring an old, tattered backplate and harness back to life and giving you tips on how you can look after your scuba diving gear.

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When a scuba diver switches from a jacket BCD to a Backplate, Harness and Wing system, it can be very hard to switch back! We’ve packed this video full of hints and tips covering storage, protection, cleaning and maintenance to help you protect the investment you’ve made in your dive equipment.

Good luck to everyone! D.S.D.O James


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Liquid Sports announce NEW colours of Hollis F1 LT Fin now in stock

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Liquid Sports has announced that the NEW Colours of the Hollis F1 LT fin are now in stock at LS warehouse and ready to ship.

Already available in Grey, the NEW White & Yellow Hollis F1 LT fins have the following features:

• Short blade for easier finning in confined spaces
• Angled strap mounts for comfort & a better transition of power
• Spring heel straps with easy-grip heel tab
• Multiple strap mounting positions for a fine tuned fit
• Vented blade reduces stress while accelerating water over blade
• Generous foot pocket

F1 LT Yellow RRP £139.95 – Product code: 214.2207.xx 

F1 LT White RRP £139.95 – Product code: 214.2211.xx 

For more information visit the Liquid Sports website by clicking here.

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