Incredible Diving sites At The Seychelles Islands You Should Visit

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Seychelles is an amazing diving destination having 155 islands of diving bliss. Lying near the equator, the weather is consistently calm with visiting whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins and hammerheads. Mahe dive sites offer a backdrop of spectacular wrecks with a variety of hard and soft corals surrounded by these majestic beasts.

Seychelles diving conjures up images of crystal clear waters, stunning topography, shallow reefs, wrecks and steep drop-offs, providing habitats for an array of beautiful marine life. Seychelles scuba diving promises a variety of dive sites and warm tropical waters, the archipelago is located close to the equator, which means that for keen divers it is possible to complete 2-to 4 dives each day.

The best time to dive in Seychelles is in the months of April, October or November when the seas are calm and boats can reach the more remote spots where you will often dive with Sharks and Manta Rays. The weather is cooler and more humid during the southeast monsoon season from late May to September. During this period the visibility is lower, however, the presence of lots of plankton brings in the Whale Sharks. The warmest weather is during the northwest monsoon from December to March. The water is always warm, from 25 to 29 Degrees Celsius.

What’s the recommended experience level for diving in Seychelles?

Seychelles is a haven for divers, home to the world’s largest raised Coral Atoll and a UNESCO World Heritage site, offering scuba diving suitable for all levels. There are a variety of shallow reefs which are perfect for novice divers such as The Vista Bay Rocks. However, if it is the wrecks and drop-offs you want to explore it is advisable to complete your PADI advanced diver so you are qualified, some of the wrecks are below 30meters such as the Ennerdale. Dive courses are available making Seychelles the perfect place to improve your diving.

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What are the best dive sites in Seychelles?

Some of the best dive sites are Aldabra Atoll, Shark Bank and the Ennerdale Wreck. The main diving islands are Mahé, La Digue and Praslin – part of the inner island group. There are also dive centres on outer islands like Alphonse. Among the best diving centres include:

  • Diving Cruises Seychelles Ltd
  • Big Blue Divers
  • Blue Sea Divers Seychelles
  • Octopus Diving Center
  • Blue Safari Seychelles Diving
  • Hawksbill Dive Center
  • Seychelles Underwater Center
  • Whitetip Divers

The ‘Inner Islands’ provide granite swim-throughs, channels, hideouts and spectacular wrecks home to as many as 800 different marine species. Granite reefs support Soldierfish, Squirrelfish and Sweepers as well as Rays, Octopi, and, of course, Turtles.

The remoter, coralline, ‘Outer Islands’ offers spectacular cave, canyon and wall dives amid glorious corals where larger marine species inhabit waters where few have ventured. Land-based, live aboard and island resort dive centres make diving a pleasure.

Another place where one can go diving is the Sister Islands. Sister islands consist of two small private islands, La Grande Soeur and Le Petit Soeur located 6km from La Digue, they are only accessible by boat. The best season to visit Sister Island is March-May due to calmer weather. They offer a wealth of dive spots and spectacular ocean panoramas, due to inaccessibility the dive sites are un-crowded, which makes for a relaxing trip away from civilization.


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