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Dive Locations

2 recommended locations:

Mahe Island

Home to the country’s capital, Victoria, no visit to the Seychelles would be complete with a visit to Mahe. The island is home to a treasure trove of flora and fauna, with granite peaks and rare endemic plants including the jellyfish tree and vanilla orchid.

  • Ideal for viewing: whale shark, white-tip reef shark, green turtle, black-tip reef shark
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving

Praslin

Quieter and less developed than Mahe, Praslin is both lush and tropical with dense vegetation and coconut groves. Famous for its beaches, it is ideal for snorkelling and just taking life easy. With over 900 species of fish there are plenty to spot amongst the corals.

  • Ideal for viewing:
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving

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Dive trips

Explore the stunning islands of the Seychelles on a relaxed dive cruise or by island hopping. This Indian Ocean outpost is ideal for divers of all abilities, snorkellers, couples and families alike.
3 recommended trips. Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Seychelles Dive Safari

Cruise the tropical paradise of the Seychelles on board a charming schooner dedicated to offering you some of the best dive spots around the archipelago’s inner islands. Topside you’ll find stunning flora and fauna.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,750 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Liveaboard Diving in the Seychelles

Embark on a unique adventure on board a modern sailing yacht or a traditional schooner, with remote dive sites to explore and plenty of land activities included, such as face-to-face encounters with giant tortoises!

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,495 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

The MCSS and whale sharks

Explore the unique dive sites of Mahe island and their abundance of reef fish. This trip includes an afternoon whale shark encounter run by the Marine Conservation Society Seychelles, experts in monitoring their location.

  • When to go: Sep-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,445 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

When to go

The Seychelles can be visited throughout the year. Whale sharks are seen in late summer.

Seasons

  • Year-round

    Jan to Dec: The Seychelles tropical climate is welcoming year-round

Wildlife events

  • Sep to Oct: Whale sharks are seen in the waters off Mahe
  • Mar to May: Excellent conditions for diving
  • Oct to Dec: Excellent conditions for diving

Dive Resorts

Liveaboards