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Scuba Diving In Seychelles: 5 Best Dive Spots to cherish

One of the greatest treasure of Mother Nature, Seychelles is a famed paradise strewn across the Indian Ocean. Jaw-dropping beaches are its main attraction and why not! Turquoise waters traversing from powdery white sandy beaches, palm trees and exquisite Daliesque boulders. Not just this, scuba diving and snorkelling in these warm waters with rich marine and coral life, with a balmy climate, make it an idyllic place for scuba lovers in Seychelles. Scuba Diving in Seychelles is sought after right from beginners to certified scuba divers

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Seychelles is the fabled haven for scuba divers across the world. Travellers visit Seychelles when in need of some adrenaline. Some come to get lost in the enchanted underwater world bursting with species of all kinds like hawksbill turtles, Manta rays, Hammerhead sharks, lionfish, Reef shark, Barracuda and many more. 

Best time to go Scuba Diving in Seychelles :

Seychelles is an ideal place year-round for scuba diving as it close to the equator. June-July experience south-east monsoon with temperatures to drop to 25ºC. The cold waters are filled with Planktons, welcoming a lot of whales, which are a rare phenomenon to be spotted in these waters. Nov-May is the best time to scuba dive, as the weather is perfectly warm and the waters are crystal clear up to 30 metres, offering clear visibility underwater. 

Check out: why snorkelling is a unique experience in Seychelles

Best Scuba Diving spots in Seychelles : 

We bring to you a list of best spots spread across Mahe, Praslin and La Digue, experience Scuba Diving in Seychelles to make you fall in love with the beautiful land underwater. You can easily reach these scuba sites by renting a boat or taking a cruise. 

L’Ilot

A granite islet, L’Ilot offers 30 metres deep out worldly night diving experience. Situated near Beau Vallon, this is one of the most visited dive sites in Seychelles by both mid to advanced scuba divers

Best visited in May and October
Approx Cost: INR 8,500-12,500

Brissare Rocks

Towards the north of Mahé,  the Brissare Rocks is an exquisite diving spot loved by nature-lovers. Commonly spotted here are nurse sharks and a rich variety of coral reefs, making it a must-visit dive spot. Confess your love underwater on your honeymoon to this beautiful island. 

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Best visited in April and May
Approx Cost: INR 14,000-19,000

Baie Ternay Marine Park

Beau Vallon is home to the Baie Ternay Marine Park offering warm waters with a depth of up to 23 metres of exquisite underwater fauna and flora. This can be visited year-round. 

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Best visited in April – May or Oct – Nov
Approx Cost: INR 14,200-16,000

White Bank

Scuba Diving in White Bank is famous for its rare granite rocks, colourful corals and vivid fishes at the depth of 20-30 feet. Crystal clear and warm waters make it apt for beginners to try their hand at scuba diving. 

Best visited in April – May or Oct – Nov
Approx Cost: INR 12,000-17,000

Aldabra

Aldabra is a well-protected natural reserve and is crowned as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. With species like green turtle, Hawksbill and a peculiar variety of fauna to support. Needs special approval from the Seychelles Island Foundation. 

Best visited during Mid April or October to December or last week of February to April
Approx Cost: INR 15,500-19,000

Visit Seychelles to have a rich experience with Scuba diving. Even better if you start your scuba diving experience here first, one of the best in the world. Get started, check out some great deals and book your Seychelles package with Pickyourtrail for a memorable experience. You can also access deals on our travel app.

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