The Seychelles diving landscape presents a wide range of diving opportunities for the underwater enthusiast. The waters of the Indian Ocean are brimming with diverse and exotic undersea adventures.
Seychelles is the oldest and only mid-ocean granitic island destination in the world that offers both granite-based reefs as well as the more common carbonate tropical reefs, both flourishing with diverse marine life.
Virtually all Seychelles diving sites offer plenty of opportunities to see not only a range of colourful tropical fish, but also other exotic marine life such as sea turtles, eels, rays, sharks and other curious underwater creatures amidst the reefs and the ocean floor.
It is impossible to describe the numerous species of brightly coloured fish swimming in the warm waters of the seychelles. Some species include Butterfly fish, Emperor Angelfish, Picasso Triggerfish and Razorfish. Many of these can be seen in the Ste. Anne Marine Park.
Beyond the protected environment of the coral reefs lie other species of fish that will definitely rattle the interest of any dare devil diver. There are many species of shark in the waters of Seychelles including Great White Sharks, Tiger sharks, Basking sharks, White tip sharks, Blacktip sharks, Hammerhead sharks, Indian Sand Tiger sharks, Blue Sharks and the impressive Whale Sharks.
Diving in Seychelles is possible all year round, but optimum visibility is between the months of March to May and late September to the end of December.
Some PADI-approved diving centres are listed below :
- Dive Seychelles
- Underwater Centre
- Ocean Dream Divers
- Angelfish Dive Operations
- Cote D'or Octopus Diving
- Big Blue Divers
- Blue Sea Divers
- Eco Centre (Silhouette)
- Silhouette Cruises