Seychelles Diving Holidays: An Overview

The Seychelles are a remote tropical paradise consisting of dozens of small islands scattered across a broad swathe of the Indian Ocean. The clear turquoise waters, extensive marine life and eco-friendly resorts make it perfect for a diving holiday.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Stunning landscapes with granite boulders scattered along powder white beaches and bright turquoise water.
  • Fascinating array of flora and fauna including the giant tortoise.
  • Outstanding resorts - good enough for the royals!

Our Guide to Seychelles Diving Holidays

The diverse marine environment of the Seychelles makes for brilliant diving, with the famous granite rocks providing wonderful underwater scenery and the pristine coral reefs are filled with exotic fish. There are chances to see Hawksbill and Green Sea turtles as well as the occasional dolphin or even whale sharks. Wrecks including the famous Ennerdale are home to eels, barracudas and a number of sharks. The calm waters mean there is normally good visibility and warm temperatures.

Above the waves, we know the best islands to stay on such as the private paradises of North Island, Fregate Island or the UNESCO world heritage site, Praslin. More than half of the Seychelles are set aside as nature reserves with many trails through the lush vegetation to explore - where you have the chance to see millions of sea birds or even giant tortoises.

Top picks for Seychelles

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Frégate Island Private


Frégate Island Private, named after the graceful bird, is a near-perfect, 740-acre private island in the Seychelles, accommodating a maximum of 40 guests. This is the closest you will ever come to your own private island and proves you can have your eco cake and eat it, at a price!

Where to stay

North Island

North Island


This small, private island - just a mile long by half a mile across - was abandoned in the 1970s following the collapse of the coconut industry. Now home to one of the planets most luxurious and unusual island lodges, North Island is home to just 11 vast and truly original suites.

Where to stay

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