Mauritius

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  1. Midasblenny

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    Hi to all!
    Where is a pleasant place within Mauritius to go on a family vacation?
    I have two children so has to family friendly and the dates will be July 15-23.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Afsal

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    pm Marco , he knws that place like the back of his hand , if u want his cell number , pm me
     
  4. Mekaeel

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    Howzit Robin. Yeah best to speak to Marco. He has some contacts in the area.
     
  5. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Send a PM to a member called Mauritius Aquarist, he lives there ;)
     
  6. Donovan

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    Le Mauricia Hotel Awesome
     
  7. lanzo

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    Yip i have also staid at Le Maurricia

    Very nice its in Grand Bay
     
  8. samier

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    I am wearing the Le Maurricia t shirt right now. Some good quality T's. lol

    Like the guys say, speak to Marco.
    He also helped me out with contacts when i went down. I even came back with 15 fish.
    I felt like a drug mule going through the airport terminal with all those fish in a duffle bag. Looking around to see who is watching me and who is going to pull me from the line because of this big duffle bag with my stock inside.
    I was paranoid(speling) bringing those fish over. I also prayed that the plastic bags must not burst while they in the overhead compartment.

    Sorry for the long story.
     
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  9. Mauritius-aquarist

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    Just a quest, how did u manage to get 15 fish, from Mauritius:whistling::whistling::whistling:.
     
  10. Mauritius-aquarist

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    Le Mauricia is very good. They have two big tanks in too, however the tanks are extremely awful, its a shame, Last time I visited my friends, I saw some fish with ich, and after 1 week, nothing had been done!:nono: and the coral su*ks it is very badly maintained by the Belgium guy in charge, he's eating the money of the Hotel:censored: .
    U can contact me, when u come to Mauritius. :wave2:
     
  11. ziyaadb

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    thats what i would like to know as well?
     
  12. TheWaterboy

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    easy. with a permit from the dept of agriculture and fisheries.

    the last time i bought fish back it cost me R120 for a permit for 12 species of fish and 1 specie of soft coral (pin cushion)

    i still have copies of all my permits i have bought fish back with.
    the biggest problem now is not arranging a permit.......i dont know why it seems like such a big illegal mission to most.
    its pretty easy.....biggest problem is getting the fish here since the airlines changed the rules 2 years ago about liquids on planes.
    before you could get your permit from the fish supplier, load the fish in a picnic basket and carry them through with you in the hand luggage compartment.
    now you need to book with air-mauritius and pay for a small heated compartment in the plane, ensure all is correctly packaged and issue air-mauritius with the legal permits at least 2 weeks before hand......so yip it is a mission now.........but it can be done if you have the right contacts

    and yip, as the guys say...if you going into a hotel.....le mauricia is cool.
    im over staying there though......self catering and hiring your own car is the way to go.

    im busing finishing building there in pereybere.......but thinking of selling and buying 5km away in point aux cannonier.......about 2km from le mauricia hotel

    hope them phoenix beers are cold cause im back there for a month in a couple days time......
    and im very keen to suck back on some beers, fish and dive!!!

    got a boat arranged for a few days so depending on weather.........we'll see what we get.....will keep you dudes updated with pics as we go along

    look forward to meeting and diving with you mauritius aquarist........
     
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  13. ziyaadb

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    fantastic stuff Marco
     
  14. TheWaterboy

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    no worries

    hey......samier.....is that really you dude???

    wow......i dont think i've heard from you for over 4 years ......i think the last time i saw you, we met at my sister in laws place in annlin!
     
  15. samier

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    Hey Marco, It's been a while. Yep it's me. PM your details so that we can stop jacking MIDAS thread.

    Nice to hear from u and I got a bone to pick with you.
     
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    The way that Marco explained is exactly how it was done.
    I gave the guy a list of what I wanted. Told him when I will be leaving for SA and he delivered a few hours before the plane took off.
     
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    Samier thats a fair way of getting fish!
    Atleast thy is not illegal, wat is illegal is u urself catch ur fish and illegally put in ur lugguge back.
    ;)
     
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    That was done in a legal way and I was very paranoid. Imagine if I had done it in an illegal way. I would have been on edge the entire flight back.
     
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  20. Midasblenny

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    Thx to all for your help.
    Marco especially. I`ve booked into Ambre resort 3-10 July and will definetely hire a wee car for the week to see the sites. :thumbup:
     
  21. samier

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    Hi Robin, who will be looking after your tank when you away.
    Give me a shout if you need any help.
     
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