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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. 

Typical itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK for the Seychelles

  2. Day 2: Overnight in Mahe

    You will be met on arrival and transferred to your chosen accommodation for an overnight stay.
  3. Days 3-10 : 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.

  4. Day 10: Depart

    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).

Key info

  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 10 days from £2,750 pp
  • Single supplement: From £600
  • Departures: Please contact us for departure date details.
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights from the UK
    • 1 night accommodation (breakfast)
    • 7 nights liveaboard (full board)
    • 12+ dives, tanks & weights
    • Transfers
Featured 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
This itinerary is available on the liveaboard shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

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.

Featured accommodation:

Augerine Guesthouse

This charming 15-room guesthouse is located on the beautiful Beau Vallon beach, one of the Seychelles’ best beaches for watersports. All rooms have sea views and there is direct access from the garden to the vast, soft sand beach.

Romance Bungalows

Located near the famous Beau Vallon beach, Romance Bungalows is a small property with just seven rooms, set in lush gardens, just a stone’s throw from the wonderful diving and snorkelling on Mahe.

Sun Resort

This small affordable property is located right at the centre of island life on Beau Vallon beach on Mahe and offers authentic Seychellois charm with modern amenities, just a short walk away from the dive centre.