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These traditional Dutch sailing vessels blend rustic charm with comfortable accommodation, and offer adventure and relaxation as they cruise around the Seychelles.

Imbued with their own special histories, the Sea Shell and Seal Pearl liveaboards preserve their elegant testimonies of the past while offering a distinctive experience for today’s modern traveller. These two-masted topsail schooners have a beautiful rustic exterior and well maintained wooden finishings with cosy, comfortable accommodation.

The vessels are equipped to host up to 16 divers with a flexible itinerary including snorkelling, diving, island excursions and other activities. A minimum of eight dives are offered during the week. The crew includes a PADI instructor and equipment is available to rent. Explore underwater granite seascapes alongside schools of pelagic species such as jacks, barracuda and tuna. The waters are home to colourful tropical fish, shark, rays, turtles and plenty of marine life. Some of the best dive sites around the inner islands are only accessible on board one of these unique vessels.

Departing on a Saturday, weekly trips are operated year round on both vessels, sailing slightly different routes depending on the season. From May-Oct the trips are six night cruises beginning in Praslin. Visit and explore Mahe, Praslin, La Digue, Curieuse and a number of smaller remote islands en-route. You will have the chance to explore uninhabited islands, cycle, hike, snorkel, dive, encounter giant tortoises, see the famous Coco de Mer coconut and step foot on one of the most photographed beaches in the world, Anse Source D’Argent. Diving is only half the adventure!

Complimentary activities include kayaking, snorkelling and stand up paddle boarding. Please note that a conservation fee is to be paid locally on all itineraries.

Sea Shell features five double cabins with additional single bunk, one twin cabin (two bunks) and two triple cabins (three bunks), all feature air-conditioning. Shared facilities on board include three showers, four toilets and a deck shower.

Sea Pearl features six double cabins with additional single bunk and two triple cabins (three bunks), all feature air-conditioning. Shared facilities on board include four showers, three toilets and a deck shower.

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Key info

  • Departures: View all departure dates
  • Length: 36 metres
  • Maximum guests: 20
  • Suitable for:
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
  • Ideal for:
    • Families
    • Groups
    • Non-divers
    • Singles
  • Number of rooms: 8

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Dive trips

This liveaboard is featured in the following itineraries:

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

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