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Praslin is the second largest island of the Seychelles and is easily accessed by boat or plane. The island offers a wide range of accommodation options and is most famous for its pristine beaches.

Located to the northeast of Mahé, the island is quieter and less developed yet of similar topography with lush rainforests, granite boulders and soft white sand beaches, some of which are often mentioned amongst the world’s finest. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Vallée de Mai is home to six species of endemic palm tree and the famous Coco de Mer.

The main communities include Baie St. Anne, Grande Anse in the south and Cote d’Or on the north coast. It’s here on the picturesque beach of Anse Volbert that the dive centres are located.

Dive sites are shallow and full of life, from tiny critters through to large rays and fish all vying for space amongst the soft corals and granite boulders. Expect to see blennies and spiny lobster, turtles, white-tip reef sharks, grouper and barracuda.

Praslin island is a short 15-minute flight or one hour boat ride from the main island of Mahé. Whilst the Seychelles enjoy a year round tropical climate, the hottest and least windy months are Mar-May and Oct-Nov.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: eagle ray, hawksbill turtle, bumphead parrotfish, porcupine ray, white-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 £2,475 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 £2,845 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip
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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.