End May Diving Travel Update From Planet

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End May Diving Travel Update From Planet

With lockdowns being lifted, we are starting to see some travel and restrictions relaxed around the world. With some light at the end of the tunnel, we take a look at what’s happening in some of our top diving spots around the Planet:


Magical Mauritius Is COVID-19 Free!

Mauritius has been on a very strict lockdown since the 21st of March. On the whole, the island seems to have managed the virus well. Whilst the World Health Organisation predicted more than 20,000 cases and 1,139 deaths, there have been only 332 positive cases and 10 deaths – of which only five directly related to the coronavirus – recorded for the entire population. Right now there are no active cases. Lockdown will be lifted on the 1st of June but strict social distancing rules must be maintained. Some hotels are looking to partially open from the 1st of July, with others looking at a reopening date on the 1st of August. Locals are hoping to be allowed back in the water in June!


In the meantime, your instructors are trying to stay fit at home with home workouts and yoga! “The conditions have been epic here in Mauritius. We can’t wait for the lockdown to be over so we can go back in the water,” says Jerome Bonieux who is on the ground in Mauritius.


Mozambique Offers Amazing Specials

The magical country of Mozambique has only confirmed 162 cases of COVID-19 with no deaths to date. One of our favourite hotels in the country, Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel is open and has specials! Although Mozambique is still under the state of emergency until the end of this month, following the governmental rules for accommodation and restaurant services, Bahia Mar decided to keep it’s doors open. Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel is offering a 30% discount on all room rates until the 15th of December 2020.



Bali plans to reopen in July

Bali has announced plans to reopen the island for visitors soon, possibly even from July. The island is doing better than the rest of Indonesia in terms of COVID-19 cases with just over 300 reported cases. Bali thus has plans to reopen earlier than the rest of the country. Two of our favourite hotels on the island, Alam Anda resort and Siddhartha Ocean Front Resort, are offering free cancellation or rebooking up until 14 days prior to arrival so you can book your holiday now and rest assured you’ll be covered if your trip can’t go ahead.



Another island in the Indian Ocean has attained virus-free status!

The Indian Ocean island of the Seychelles is also pleased to share that zero active cases of COVID-19 have been declared in Seychelles. With no new cases since the 5th April, the country’s case tally stood at 11 confirmed cases all of who have been successfully treated and discharged. Seychelles is now the 3rd African country to record no new cases since the 18th of May! With a few of our staff members having travelled to this island nation, the team here at Planet are using this downtime to update and revamp all our Seychelles product in anticipation for a great diving season when travel reopens!

“I was lucky enough to spend my honeymoon exploring the Seychelles by boat. You don’t even need to go underwater to see the sea bed here – the water is that clear! With a variety of super-exclusive hotels on tiny islands, I couldn’t think of a better place to escape and relax than this idyllic paradise,” says Janine Avery, marketing manager of Planet.


We believe that in the not too distance future, things will be up and running again and when that time comes, we are here to help you plan that dream diving holiday!