We love the sheer volume of fish on the dive sites, and the
Seychelles' out-of-the-way location in the middle of the Indian
Ocean ensures the bigger fish are regular visitors to enjoy the
rich food sources and cleaning stations that are found around the
islands. If you're looking to take in the best beginner diving in
the Seychelles, we can tailor your dream itinerary to explore the
islands and enjoy the rich Seychellois culture.
A voyage out to
the Aldabra group of islands will place you closer to
Madagascar than Mahé. The virgin reefs in this remote area are
teeming with fish life: colourful clouds of anthias flit to and fro
above the corals, as dogtooth tuna, wahoo and sailfish patrol the
blue, keeping an eye out for a snack. The Seychelles'
characteristic large granite boulders help to protect the reefs
from the ocean's currents and ensure the diving is accessible for
less-experienced divers. With thresher sharks and whale sharks
making unexpected appearances, the trick to diving in the
Seychelles is to train one eye on the reef while the other scans
the surrounding blue.
Desroches and Alphonse
Closer to Mahé, Desroches and Alphonse are ideal locations to
sample the excellent beginner diving in the Seychelles in a
luxurious setting. These tranquil islands are surrounded by rich
reefs and covered with lush vegetation, making them a nature
lover's dream. After a day's diving, you can explore the island's
trails by bicycle, keeping an eye out for giant tortoises, or relax
with a cold one, surrounded by the calls of tropical birds as green
and hawksbill turtles nest on the white-sand beaches.