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.
Day1: Depart the UK for the Seychelles
Day2: Overnight in Mahé
You will be met on arrival and transferred to your chosen accommodation for an overnight stay.
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.
Day10: Depart Seychelles
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).
Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 10 daysfrom £2,845 pp
Single supplement: From £450
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
Additional fees: EUR 145 pp
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 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.
This itinerary is available on the liveaboard shown below.
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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.
This charming 15 room guesthouse is located on the beautiful Beau Vallon beach, one of the Seychelles’ best beaches for water sports. All rooms have sea views and there is direct access from the garden to the vast, soft sand beach.
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 Mahé.
This small affordable property is located right at the centre of island life on Beau Vallon beach on Mahé and offers authentic Seychellois charm with modern amenities, just a short walk away from the dive centre.