While sunset cocktails and couples massages are high up on the
agenda for most visitors, a luxury diving holiday in the Seychelles
is the perfect choice for anyone looking to discover amazing dive
sites alongside five-star luxury. The Seychelles is teeming with
private island escapes, and you'll have a hard time choosing
between places like the
Four Seasons at Desroches Island,
Alphonse Island, or one of our other favourite hotels.
The waters around the Seychelles are warm throughout the year,
making it possible to dive all year-round, however, the best time
to go luxury diving in the Seychelles is in April, October and
November, when the seas are calm and the boats can reach remote
dive sites. While late May to September is whale shark season, high
levels of plankton can lower visibility.
If you find yourself staying on a private island while luxury
diving in the Seychelles, you'll be lucky enough to have incredible
dive sites just steps from the shore. The Seychelles is filled with
vibrant coral reefs, home to an abundance of creatures such as
bumphead parrot fish, turtles and colourful reef fish. It's also
common to encounter tuna, barracuda and reef sharks during
Other than stunning house reefs, some of our favourite dive
sites in the Seychelles are the Ennerdale Wreck and Shark Bank. The
Ennerdale Wreck is an advanced dive site just off the shore of Mahe
Island. The large British oil tanker was sunk in the 1970s and now
lies at a depth of 30 metres. Although the centre of the ship was
destroyed as it was sunk, the stern is in relatively good
condition, with the propeller and wheelhouse intact. Divers can
discover everything from small invertebrates to groupers to nurse
Just under five miles northwest of Mahe lies Shark Bank, a huge
granite plateau that plunges down to the ocean floor. There's
plenty to see between 18 and 30 metres, including a range of
tropical fish, white-tip reef sharks, large schools of
yellow-striped snappers and stingrays.
Above the water, the Seychelles has plenty to keep you
entertained, from relaxing on stunning beaches like Anse Lazio to
hiking to some beautiful viewpoints.
If you're considering jetting off for an unforgettable holiday
luxury diving in the Seychelles, our team has the know-how to help
you create the perfect itinerary.