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Visit the best dive sites of the Seychelles' inner islands from the comfort of a modern yacht or traditional schooner, with plenty of activities to enjoy and remote dive sites to explore.

The boats are equipped to host up to 16 divers and the weekly itinerary includes a minimum of eight dives. An onboard experienced PADI instructor will lead you through granite swim-throughs, show you coral gardens and point out plenty of marine life including turtles, eels, sharks and rays.

The flexible itinerary includes visits to remote islands, some lost in time where the only mode of transport is a bicycle others, totally uninhabited. Every island has a character and charm all of its own, with colourful individual histories and unique natural features, some with steep granite cliffs and others comprising pristine coral atolls. Together, they make up a surprisingly diverse destination of great natural beauty, rare flora and fauna that have been cocooned in isolation for millions of years, and a friendly multi-cultural people eager to welcome you to their shores.

Land based activities are included in the trip – you’ll visit nature reserves, national parks and conservation initiatives. Look out for the famous Coco de Mer, come face to face with a giant tortoise and observe endemic native bird species.

These weekly itineraries focus on the natural history of the islands and whilst they do include some diving, are suitable for non-divers. Other water based activities include snorkelling, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. Some may prefer to relax on board or a secluded beach - it’s your holiday after all! 

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart UK for the Seychelles

  2. Days 2-8 : Arrive Mahé and transfer to your liveaboard

    You will be met on arrival and transferred to the port to embark on your week long adventure on board one of the dedicated boats

    Enjoy cruising the inner islands of the Seychelles and all they have to offer. The route taken will depend on local conditions but will include a minimum of eight dives, visits to remote islands and plenty of sailing. This trip idea price is based on travelling on board the Sea Bird or Star.

  3. Day 9: Disembark and depart Mahé

    If you would like to continue your holiday in paradise, why not stay in Mahé or head over to Praslin for a few more days of resort based relaxation and diving.

You should note: Liveaboard price varies throughout the year. From price based on a triple share cabin in January or June. The Conservation Fee goes directly to the organisations and agencies managing the islands and marine parks visited. This also includes the Vallée de Mai excursion on Praslin. Bicycle rental and entrance fee to Union Estate on La Digue are not included (optional during itinerary).

Key info

  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 9 days from £2,475 pp
  • Departures: Please contact us for departure date details.
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights from the UK
    • 7 nights liveaboard
    • Full board meal plan
    • 8 dives, tanks & weights
    • Island visits
    • Land and water based activities
  • Additional fees: EUR 182 pp
Featured locations:

Mahé Island

Home to the country’s capital, Victoria, no visit to the Seychelles would be complete without a visit to Mahé. The island is home to a treasure trove of flora and fauna, with granite peaks and rare endemic plants. A unique underwater world awaits divers of all abilities.

  • Ideal for viewing: eagle ray, Seychelles anemonefish, green turtle, marbled stingray, hawksbill turtle
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving

Praslin Island

Praslin is the second largest of the inner islands where the pace of life is a lot slower. Discover the Vallée de Mai and pristine beaches framed by iconic granite boulders. Underwater highlights include an abundance of marine life including tiny critters, turtles, rays and sharks.

  • Ideal for viewing: eagle ray, hawksbill turtle, bumphead parrotfish, porcupine ray, white-tip reef shark
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving
This itinerary is available on the liveaboards shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

S/Y Sea Bird & Sea Star

The best elements of the Seychelles are easily within reach on board these impressive modern sailing yachts. Flexible itineraries include snorkelling, diving, kayaking and a variety of island excursions.

Sea Shell & Sea Pearl

These historic Dutch sailing vessels blend the rustic charm of traditional sailing with comfortable accommodation and offer a combination of adventure, discovery and relaxation as you journey through the islands.