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The archipelago of Seychelles is a total of 115 islands strewn over 1100 kilometers on the Indian Ocean. The islands are rich with granite and coral reefs. Each of these islands offer breathtaking views, a much precious wildlife, a thriving world under the water and a superb climate that makes it an ideal place for the lovers of wildlife as well as for scuba diving in Seychelles.

Scuba divers swear by their diving experiences. Some call is adrenaline pushing while some find it to be a tranquilizing experience that is comparable to meditation. It is the most amazing this to touch life so many feet under the water at the sea bed. The enchanting world untouched that lay alive under the still blue layer of the ocean that we see from over the land is so vivid and beautiful.

The vivid and vibrant marine life include green turtles, hawksbill turtles, grey and silver tip Reef Shark, lion fish. Barracuda, Game fish, Giant Grouper, Whale Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Manta ray and Stingray among many.

About Scuba Diving In Seychelles

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There is hardly anybody who has not enjoyed a a well trained and well guided scuba diving experience. The main islands that have a thriving scuba diving industry include Mahe, Praslin and La Digue.

These islands host a number of diving centers that cater equally to divers right from the beginners level or absolute non-divers to advanced level. The depth of the water allowed at these centers range from 8metrs to 30 meters which means that this is a very good place for first timers to learn diving.

Best Time To Go For Scuba Diving In Seychelles

Best time to go scuba diving

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The warm waters at these islands due to their proximity to the equator make it ideal for diving throughout the year. Different season offers completely different diving experience for scuba divers. In the June-July-August months, the archipelago is hit by south-east monsoon making the temperature to drop to 25 degree centigrade. The colder water are then filled with planktons that make the underwater visibility difficult for the divers. However, the planktons being highly nutritious attract a lot of whale share that are otherwise rare to be spotted in the water.

November to May can be considered to be the best time for scuba diving in Seychelles as the climate is hot and humid; the water is crystal clear which allows an uninterrupted visibility up till 30 meters. The December to February stretch experiences heavy downpour but otherwise the sea remains calm.

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9 Best Spots For Scuba Diving In Seychelles

The best spots for scuba diving in Seychelles are located close to the three main inner islands names Mahe, Paslin and La Digue; and are easily approachable from many islands. So let’s take a look at the popular scuba diving spots in Seychelles.

  • The Sunken Ship Dive
  • L’ilot
  • Baie Ternay Marine Park
  • Brissare Rocks
  • Chuckles Rocks
  • St Pierre
  • White Bank
  • South Marianne Island
  • Aldabra

1. The Sunken Ship Dive

A dive to the sunken ships

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Imagine taking a dive under the water and finding a wrecked ship lying there. Won’t you feel like going for a treasure hunt? A sunken ship under the water evokes a plethora of imagination.

This is an experience that some of the incredible diving spots namely The Twin Barges, The Dredger and the Aldebaran offers to the scuba divers. The ships were deliberately sunken for enhancing the scuba diving experience. The depth of water in Aldebaran is 40 meters and are recommended only for advanced divers.

How to reach: The best way to reach here is via private boat. You can also board cruise to reach here.

Best time to visit: April and May

Cost: INR 12,000-18,000

2. L’ilot

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A tiny little granite islet, L’ilot offers a depth of 30 meters and a completely out of the world night diving experience. The surrounding water is filled with vivid flora and fauna of all types with its walls covered in coral. It is by far one of the choicest diving site for mid to advanced level scuba divers.

How to reach: Through cruise or a private boat

Best time to visit: May and October

Cost: INR 8,000-12,000

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3. Baie Ternay Marine Park

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Approachable by boat from Beau Vallon, Baine Ternay Marine Park offers warm water and a depth of 23 meters. This is one of the best places for diving in Seychelles. It is open all through the year and is marked with beautiful under water topography and unmatched fauna.

How to reach: Water-connectivities are the most reliable sources to reach here

Best time to visit:April, May, or October, November

Cost: INR 14,000-16,000

4. Brissare Rocks

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Yet another small site situated at 5km north of Mahe. It offers the rarest fauna under water that include nurse sharks and vivid variety of sharks among others. If you want to explore the gorgeous azure world underwater, Brissare Rocks is the place you should be. Do head to this place with your significant other if you are planning a honeymoon in Seychelles.

How to reach: Boat or cruise can be boarded to reach Brissare Rocks

Best time to visit: April, May

Cost: INR 15,000-19,000

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5. Chuckles Rocks

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One of the choicest diving spots, Chuckles Rock offers warm water during the months of April, May, October and November. It features a vibrant underwater landscape marked with a single granite massif, fan corals and the most colorful fauna you can ever imagine.

How to reach: Cruise or a private boat is the best option to reach Chuckles Rocks.

Best time to visit: April to May and October to November

Cost: INR 10,000-12,000

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6. St Pierre

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One of the most favorable spots for beginners and first timers with a depth of 10 meters, it offers a wonderful experience of swimming with the turtles and reef sharks under the water. 

How to reach: Boat or Kayak

Best time to visit: May and October

Cost: INR 15,000-19,000

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7. White Bank

White Bank

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Home to a vivid under water topography comprising of granite rocks, coral reefs and colorful fishes, the depth of water at White bank is between 20 to 30 feet. Warm water and high visibility makes it a suitable spot for beginners.

How to reach: You can reach here by cruise or a private boat

Best time to visit: April, May, October and November

Cost: INR 12,000-18,000

8. South Marianne Island

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With a depth of 25 meters, South Marianne Island offers an out of the world under water landscape. But at the same time it strictly an advanced dive site. You can’t stay here but paying a visit to one of the best dive sites in Seychelles can surely feed your adventure-filled soul. You must surely head to this spot if you are planning your visit to Seychelles in March

How to reach: You can reach here by cruise or a private boat

Best time to visit: March to May

Cost: INR 16,000-20,000

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9. Aldabra


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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Aldabra happens to be a protected natural reserve. It is home to the endemic green turtle, Hawksbill and an unmatched variety of fauna in the whole of Seychelles. You need approval from Seychelles Island Foundation to be able to dive at Aldabra. This is one of the best places for diving in Seychelles.

How to reach: Take a private boat or cruise.

Best time to visit: Mid-October to December and end of February until April

Cost: INR 15,000-19,000

Tips For Scuba Diving

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Before heading for your adventurous expedition, check out these important tips for scuba diving:

  • Choose your diving school carefully 
  • Start practicing your swimming skills once you plan out to go for scuba diving
  • Check your dive equipment before going for scuba diving
  • You must know how to activate your regulator
  • Take seasickness pills in advance if you have sea sickness

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Frequently Asked Questions About Scuba Diving In Seychelles

Is Seychelles good for diving?

Seychelles has some of the best diving sites along the coast of the Indian Ocean. Beautiful reefs, clear waters and shallow beds makes Seychelles one of the best location for scuba diving.

Is scuba diving in Seychelles safe for first-timers?

The shallow and clear waters of Seychelles makes for an excellent place for first-timers to try scuba diving. The depth of the waters is between 8m to 30m with rich granite and coral reefs which makes your scuba diving experience even better.

Where can I see whale sharks in Seychelles?

One of the best dive spots in Seychelles, the Beau Vallon Bay on Mahe Island is the most popular place to spot whale sharks and go on a dive with them.

What to do in the Seychelles Islands?

Some of the best things to do in the Seychelles islands are: 1. Enjoy the simplicity of La Digue 2. Explore the beautiful Praslin Waterfall 3. Try snorkeling and scuba diving 4. Stroll On Moyenne Island 5. Admire The Biodiversity

Are there dolphins in Seychelles?

Yes. You can spot three varied species of dolphins in the waters of Seychelles namely the Striped Dolphin (which dive up to 700m to feed), Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (which has three subspecies) and Long-beaked Common Dolphin.

How much does diving cost in Seychelles?

A full-day scuba diving in Seychelles can cost you anywhere between INR 11,000 to INR 15,000.

Which is the most ideal time to visit Seychelles?

March-May and October-November is the best season to visit Seychelles for scuba diving. During this time, the water is warm and calm, the weather is pleasant and the water has visibility of up to 30-40 meters.

How much does PADI Open Water Advanced Course cost in Seychelles?

The charge for a 2-day PDAy Open water course is about INR 35752.

Where can I see whale sharks in Seychelles?

You can spot whale sharks while diving at Beau Vallon Bay on Mahe Island.

How do you get to Seychelles?

The best way to reach Seychelles is by boarding a flight to Victoria-Seychelles Airport.

How many days do I need in Seychelles?

Seychelles is a paradise for travelers and to make the most out of your vacation you should at least plan a 3 to 4 days trip.

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