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Diving in The Seychelles

8 August 2023

We are exploring, in today’s blog, 10 remarkable dive sites spanning both the inner and outer islands of The Seychelles. Whether you're a novice or an experienced diver, these sites offer unique underwater landscapes and vibrant marine life for an unforgettable diving experience.

Inner Island Dive Sites

Beau Vallon, Mahé:

Depth: 5 - 30 meters

Highlights: Colourful coral formations, diverse fish species, and occasional whale shark sightings (Oct - Nov).

Ennerdale Wreck, Silhouette Island:

Depth: 18 - 30 meters

Highlights: The wreck of an old cargo ship adorned with soft corals, attracting schools of fish and rays.

Brissare Rocks, La Digue:

Depth: 8 - 20 meters

Highlights: Granite boulders, stunning coral formations, and encounters with hawksbill turtles and reef sharks.

Shark Bank, Praslin:

Depth: 10 - 30 meters

Highlights: Strong currents bringing in pelagic species like hammerhead sharks, barracudas, and rays.

Outer Island Dive Sites

Ave Maria, Alphonse Atoll:

Depth: 10 - 25 meters

Highlights: Pristine coral gardens, vibrant reef fish, and the chance to spot manta rays and whale sharks (Oct - May).

The Canyon, Farquhar Atoll:

Depth: 12 - 40 meters

Highlights: A dramatic underwater canyon with overhangs, swim-throughs, and the possibility of spotting tiger sharks.

Desroches Drop Off, Desroches Island:

Depth: 10 - 30 meters

Highlights: Vertical wall dives, gorgonian fans, and encounters with large pelagic fish and rays.

Booby Rock, Aldabra Atoll:

Depth: 10 - 30 meters

Highlights: Pristine coral gardens, schools of fish, and the chance to dive with friendly green sea turtles.

Wizard's Hat, Cosmoledo Atoll:

Depth: 10 - 30 meters

Highlights: Unique coral formations resembling wizard hats, large schools of fish, and potential sightings of sailfish and dolphins.

Aride Island, Aride Atoll:

Depth: 10 - 30 meters

Highlights: Vibrant coral reefs, diverse marine life including sharks, and the opportunity to see critically endangered hawksbill turtles.

“The Galapagos of the Indian Ocean”


Remember, diving conditions can vary, so it's essential to dive with a certified dive operator who has local knowledge and experience. The Seychelles' underwater world is a true paradise for divers, offering a variety of experiences for every skill level. Let Love To Explore craft your dream itinerary, combining stays at recommended hotels that have the best dives centres of the island to ensure an unforgettable journey through this tropical paradise. Start planning your Seychelles adventure today!

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