Gros Plan Madagascar Liveaboard Diving Review

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Liveaboard Quick Review The Gros Plan Liveaboard is a 14m (46f) Madagascar diving safari boat for up to 8 guests accommodated across 4 cabins and 4 bathrooms. This Madagascar liveaboard has not yet been reviewed out of 10, and scores 54% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate.
Liveaboard Review Tips If you are looking for a Madagascar liveaboard diving safari, you might like to choose the Gros Plan diving liveaboard. Here's our quick 7 review tips of why you might like to book this Madagascar diving liveaboard boat:
1. Customer Rating The Gros Plan liveaboard has not yet been reviewed out of 10.
2. Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating Summary Diver Benefits: 56%, Liveaboard Design: 78%, Cabin Luxury: 29%, Onboard Comfort: 43%, Food Luxury: 45%, Drink Luxury: 67%. This makes an average Total Lux Rating of 54% (see below under "Liveaboard Luxury Features Review" for more details).
3. Cost Per Day The Gros Plan Liveaboard costs from £134 per day ($178/€161)* .
4. Pros A quick list of the main pros of the Gros Plan Liveaboard include: aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, scuba gear rental.
5. Cons A quick list of the main cons of the Gros Plan Liveaboard include: no Ensuite Cabins, no flexible or extra flexible booking, no diving courses, no internet, no nitrox.
6. Liveaboard Capacity The Gros Plan liveaboard is 14 metres (46 feet) long, has 4 cabins and 4 bathrooms, which means it can accommodate up to 8 guests/divers.
7. Booking Itineraries The booking itineraries for the Gros Plan Liveaboard include: 6 Days/5 Nights. (But it's worth checking if more diving itineraries have been added or you can book by click here: Gros Plan).
Booking tips When booking your Gros Plan liveaboard trip to Madagascar it's best to book your liveaboard first, before you book your flights. When you click the "Select Cabin" link next to your chosen itinerary and complete your details, you won't pay for your trip until Liveaboard.com confirm your booking with the operator. Liveaboard.com will email your confirmation, normally giving you 2-3 days to pay for your booking, which gives you time to book your flights to Madagascar.
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* Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.1 and for GBP to Euro is 1.15. For an up-to-date cost for the Gros Plan Liveaboard, please visit this link: Gros Plan.
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    Liveaboard Review Highlights

    Diving Liveaboard Review Madagascar Gros Plan liveaboard review in detail.
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    Flexible Booking This liveaboard does not have flexible booking.
    Nitrox Diving This liveaboard does not have nitrox available.
    Dietary Requirements Catered For The onboard chefs will cater for any specific dietary requirement you have. This means you can relax in the knowledge that you can enjoy the food onboard this liveaboard. (You are advised to add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form, and to limit any requests to religious beliefs or food allergies).
    Diving Courses This liveaboard does not offer diver training courses.
    Scuba Gear Rental You can rent scuba gear on this dive boat so you benefit from being able travel light and simply rent all your scuba equipment once onboard.
    Internet There is no internet available on this liveaboard.
    Ensuite Cabins This liveaboard does not have ensuite cabins, which means you have to share facilities.
    Aircon Cabins Each cabin has air-conditioning, which means you can choose your own cabin temperature for personal comfort and a good nights sleep.
    Private Charter This liveaboard is available for private charter. If you charter this dive boat you have more flexibility over the choice of dive sites, type of diving and diver numbers (Subject to the maximum number of guests onboard - see below).
    DIN Adapters If you have DIN regulators do not worry as this liveaboard has DIN to Yoke regulator adaptors onboard.
    Relaxing between dives
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    Liveaboard Luxury Features Review

    Liveaboard Luxury Features The 'Liveaboard Luxury Rating' concept is to help you choose the right diving liveaboard for your Madagascar dive trip. This means you can compare this liveaboard with other liveaboards on a like-for-like basis, and makes choosing the right liveaboard much easier. The maximum rating for any liveaboard is 100%, and this rating is split between the features listed below. When choosing your liveaboard trip, I suggest you don't just consider the total 'Luxury Rating' in isolation, which for the Gros Plan is 54%, I recommend you also review each of the features the Gros Plan liveaboard has or doesn't have that are important to you.
    SDE Luxury Rating Total (Max 52/52=100%) 54%; total Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rate (Lux Rate); The Gros Plan Liveaboard has 28 out of a total of 52 (i.e. 54%) possible benefits and features. This total percentage is an average of the following benefits and features:
    Diver Benefits (Max 9/9=100%) 56% Diver Benefits Lux Rate; The Gros Plan liveaboard has 5 out of 9 (i.e. 56%) 'Diver Benefits': DIN Adapters: YES; Dive Courses: NO; Dive Deck: NO: Gear Rental: YES; Nitrox Onboard: NO; Private Dive Guide: YES; Rinse Hoses: NO; Shaded Dive Area: YES; Tenders For Diving: YES.
    Liveaboard Design (Max 9/9=100%) 78% Liveaboard Design Lux Rate; The Gros Plan liveaboard has 7 out of 9 (i.e. 78%) 'Boat Design Features': Airconditioned Saloon: YES; Charging Stations: NO; Custom Built For Diving: YES; Indoor Saloon: YES; Leisure Deck: NO; Observation Deck: YES; Outside Showers: YES; Sun Deck: YES; Warm Showers: YES.
    Cabin Luxury (Max 7/7=100%) 29% Cabin Lux Rate; The Gros Plan liveaboard has 2 out of 7 (i.e. 29%) 'Cabin Features': Air-Conditioned Cabins: YES; Cabin Balconies: NO; Daily Housekeeping: NO; Ensuite cabins: NO; Non-smoking Cabins: YES; Seaview cabins available: NO; TV In Cabin: NO.
    Onboard Comfort (Max 7/7=100%) 43% Onboard Comfort Lux Rate; The Gros Plan liveaboard has 3 out of 7 (i.e. 43%) 'Onboard Comfort' features: Beach Towels: NO, Cabin Towels: YES; Complimentary Toiletries: YES; Deck Towels: YES; Internet: NO; Laundry Service: NO; Nearly 1 to 1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio: NO.
    Food Luxury (Max 11/11=100%) 45% Food Lux Rate; The Gros Plan liveaboard has 5 out of 11 (i.e. 45%) 'Food Features': BBQ Area: NO; Beach BBQ: NO; Buffet Style: NO; Dietary Requirements Catered For: YES; Fine Cuisine: NO; Local Food: YES; Outdoor Dining: YES; Snacks All Day: NO; Vegan Options: YES; Vegetarian Options: YES; Western Style Food: NO; (Meal options include: Al Fresco Dining, Full-board Option).
    Drink Luxury (Max 9/9=100%) 67% Drink Lux Rate; The Gros Plan liveaboard has 6 out of 9 (i.e. 67%) 'Drink Features': Bar: NO; Beer Available: YES; Drinking Water: YES; Fine Wines: NO; Free Soft Drinks: YES; Free Wine With Dinner: NO; Soft Drinks: YES; Tea And Coffee: YES; Wine Available: YES.
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    Customer Reviews of Liveaboard

    Customer Reviews The Gros Plan liveaboard has yet to receive a customer review, and as soon as it does this article will be updated.
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    Customer Review By from: scored the Gros Plan out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: Gros Plan.
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    Customer Review By from: scored the Gros Plan out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: Gros Plan.

    Liveaboard Itinerary

    Itinerary and videos The itineraries below for the Gros Plan liveaboard don't necessarily tie in with the videos directly below the itinerary heading. The itineraries are examples of dive trips offered by this liveaboard, and the videos are examples of videos taken when diving from the Gros Plan dive boat.
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    Dives and Scuba Diver Experience

    Number of Dives On Trip You will be able to dive up to 10 times in total on the Gros Plan liveaboard diving trips. The number of times you dive will depend on the itinerary you select.
    Your Diver Certification Level If you choose the Gros Plan liveaboard for your scuba diving trip to Madagascar (, null_select), make sure you select the right itinerary for your diver certification level. Different itineraries include the following alternative PADI certification levels (or equivalent): No Scuba Diving Certification Needed: NO; Open Water Diver: NO; Advanced Open Water Diver: YES.
    Your Logged Dives When choosing the Gros Plan liveaboard for your dive trip to Madagascar, make sure you select the right itinerary for how many logged dives you've done. Itineraries on the Gros Plan liveaboard include the following alternatives: No minimum logged dives: NO; 10 logged dives: NO; 20 logged dives: NO; 30 logged dives: YES; 40 logged dives: NO; 50 logged dives or more: NO.
    Your Diver experience If you choose the Gros Plan liveaboard for your dive trip to Madagascar, make sure you select the right itinerary for your level of diver experience. Itineraries on the Gros Plan liveaboard include the following alternatives: Beginner/Novice (up to 9 logged dives): NO; Advanced Beginner (10-19 dives): NO; Intermediate Diver (20 to 29 logged dives): NO; Advanced Intermediate (30 to 39 logged dives): YES; Proficient Diver (40 to 49 logged dives): NO; Advanced Diver (more than 50 logged dives): NO.
    Type of Diving The type of diving experienced from the Gros Plan Liveaboard includes: Coral Gardens, Deep Dives, Drift Diving, Marine Life, Night Dives, Pinnacles, Swim-Through's and Caverns, Wall Diving, Warm Water Diving, Wreck Diving.
    Underwater Scooters Onboard Underwater scooters onboard: NO.

    Marine Life Reviewed

    Marine Life Species The sea life you might see on your Madagascar liveaboard dive trip depends on the time of year you choose to dive, and on which Madagascar liveaboard and liveaboard itinerary you book. But ultimately the sea creatures you see when scuba diving is always down to nature itself. With these parameters in mind, the marine life you may spot when scuba diving on the Gros Plan Liveaboard in Madagascar might include:
    Sharks You may see the following sharks species: Grey Reef Sharks, Silver Tip Sharks, Whale Sharks.
    Ray Species You may see the following rays species: Blue Spotted Stingrays, Manta Rays, Sting Rays.
    Fish Species You may also see the following fish species: Clownfish (Anemonefish), Crocodile Fish, Groupers, Lionfish, Moray Eels, Parrot Fish, Porcupine Fish, Puffer Fish, Reef Fish, Trigger Fish.
    Other Marine Life & Bird Species You may see the following marine and bird life: Crabs, Hard Corals, Jellyfish, Nudibranchs, Octopus, Soft Corals, Starfish, Turtles.
    Marine Mammal Species You might encounter the following mammals: Dolphins, Humpback Whales.
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    Video Title Madagascar scuba diving - Nosy Be - Diving with whale sharks, grey sharks, turtles, moray eels and all kinds of colourful fishes and corals..
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    Video title Scuba Diving in the Wonderful Nosy Sakatia - Nosy Be - Madagascar - with Sakatia Lodge - GoPro Hero8

    Liveaboard Cost and Booking

    Included In The Price The price of booking the Gros Plan liveaboard includes: Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Diving Package, Drinking Water, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Land Excursions, Private Dive Guide, Snacks, Snorkel Equipment, Snorkelling Guide, Soft Drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails.
    Paid For Optional Extras The following are optional extras when you book the Gros Plan liveaboard: Airport Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Gratuities, Rental Gear, Wine with Dinner.
    Paid For Required Extras The following are required extras when you book the Gros Plan liveaboard: National Park Fees, Visas and Fees.

    Boat Capacity

    Boat Length 14 metres (46 feet).
    Maximum Guests 8
    Cabins and Bathrooms The Gros Plan dive boat has 4 cabins and 4 bathrooms.
    Cabin Types The Gros Plan has the following cabin types: double cabins.
    Family cabins onboard Family cabins onboard: NO.

    Advanced Divers

    Advanced Diver Benefits (Max 3) The Gros Plan liveaboard has 0 out of 3 (i.e. 0%) 'Advanced Diver Benefits', which include: Rebreather Support: NO; Sidemount Diving NO; Tech Diving: NO.

    Underwater Photographers

    Underwater Photographer Benefits (Max 3) The Gros Plan liveaboard has 1 out of 3 (i.e. 33%) 'Underwater Photographer Benefits', which include: Camera Room: NO; Camera Station: NO; Separate Rinse For U/W Cameras: YES.

    Non-Diver Activities

    Non-Diving Activities (Max 17) The Gros Plan liveaboard has 3 out of 17 (i.e. 18%) 'Non-Diving Activities', which include: Fishing: YES; Glass Bottom Boat: NO; Jacuzzi/Hot Tub: NO; Jet Skiing: NO; Kayaks: NO; Land Excursions: YES; Massage: NO; Naturalist Itineraries: [naturalist_Itineraries]; Naturalist Guide: NO; Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly: YES, Sauna: NO; Snorkel Equipment: NO; Spa: NO; Stand Up Paddle Boards: NO; Wakeboarding: NO; Water Skiing: NO; Yoga: NO.
    Onboard Entertainment (Max 2) The Gros Plan liveaboard has 0 out of 2 (i.e. 0%) 'Entertainment Features': Audio And Entertainment: NO; Library: NO.

    Traveller Benefits

    Travel Benefits (Max 6) The Gros Plan liveaboard has 4 out of 6 (i.e. 67%) 'Traveller Benefits', which include: Airport Transfer: YES; Available For Charter: YES, Budget Friendly: NO, Dedicated Local & International Crew: YES; Hotel Transfer: NO; Welcome Cocktails; YES.
    Languages Spoken Onboard The crew onboard the Gros Plan liveaboard are able to speak the following languages: English, French.

    Liveaboard Summary

    Conclusion The Gros Plan liveaboard has not yet been reviewed, and scores 54% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate. This Madagascar liveaboard is a 14 metre (46 feet) dive boat for up to 8 guests across 4 cabins (inc. double cabins), and has 4 bathrooms. The Gros Plan Liveaboard has aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, scuba gear rental. To book: Gros Plan Liveaboard prices start at £134 per day ($178/€161)*.
    More Information To discover more about the Gros Plan diving liveaboard or to check availability for your dive trip to Madagascar you can do this here: Gros Plan. But if you want to compare this Madagascar liveaboard with one of the other liveaboards from Madagascar, please take a look at the table below. If you are only interested in Madagascar liveaboards, select "Country" from the list of searchable options from first dropdown menu and type "Madagascar" in the search box:
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    * Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.1 and for GBP to Euro is 1.15. For an up-to-date cost for the Gros Plan Liveaboard, please visit this link: Gros Plan.

    Hope you enjoyed this review about this liveaboard

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    Have Fun & Be Safe There will also be many more pages and articles about scuba diving and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkelling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport. Please don't forget to rate the Gros Plan liveaboard above if you've already dived in Madagascar from this dive boat, but also make sure you have fun and be safe.
    Gros Plan Madagascar Liveaboard Diving Review

    Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

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