Spend a week on board a charming traditional schooner, visiting some of the best dive sites around the Seychelles’ inner islands.
The Seychelles Dive Safari provides a dedicated dive experience for qualified divers wanting to maximise their bottom time and discover the widest variety of unique dive sites throughout the inner plateau of this tropical archipelago.
These week long trips have been chosen to coincide with the calmest seas, so longer distances can be travelled allowing the boat to venture to more out of the way open sea dive sites with their dramatic scenery and plentiful marine life. Most dives are done from the tender offering better access to sites on remote islands. Visibility is at its best during these months (up to 30 metres) and the unique geological phenomenon of the inner island plateau has resulted in stunning flora and fauna both above and below the water. The onboard instructor will ensure that all divers' needs are met and there are charging facilities and areas for divers with cameras. The average temperature is 30C and dive sites vary from 8-28 metres.
The primary focus on these dedicated diving weeks is the underwater world but non-divers are welcome and there's plenty to keep them busy - visits to remote island sanctuaries and nature reserves as well as snorkelling or kayaking opportunities.
Depart the UK for the Seychelles
Overnight in Mahe
You will be met on arrival and transferred to your chosen accommodation for an overnight stay.
Seychelles Dive Safari
After breakfast, transfer to your liveaboard.
Up to 12 dives are offered throughout the week including night and open sea dives. The unique granite topography has formed swim-throughs, plateaus, canyons, overhangs, boulders and sea mounts, all of which offer a variety of marine life from moray eels to schooling pelagic species and plenty in between.
Dive sites include Shark Bank and Baie Ternay on Mahe, Grande Soeur and Ave Maria Rock around Praslin and Curieuse. Observe white-tip sharks, turtles, eagle rays and colourful coral gardens.
Included in your safari are island trips to see the famous Coco de Mer, a tortoise conservation project and a globally important nature reserve for birds and other wildlife.
Disembark early morning for your return flight to the UK, arriving later the same day.
You should note: 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).