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No visit to the Seychelles would be complete without a couple of nights on the main island of Mahe.

It is home to the nation’s capital, Victoria, as well as a population reflecting the diverse ethnicity of this Indian Ocean archipelago.

Mahe is an extraordinary treasure trove of flora and fauna with it’s granite peaks and rare endemic plants including the jellyfish tree and vanilla orchid.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: whale shark, white-tip reef shark, green turtle, black-tip reef shark

Dive trips

This dive location 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

The MCSS and whale sharks

Explore the unique dive sites of Mahe island and their abundance of reef fish. This trip includes an afternoon whale shark encounter run by the Marine Conservation Society Seychelles, experts in monitoring their location.

  • When to go: Sep-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,445 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

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.

Suggested liveaboards are 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.