Seychelles is an exotic oasis situated in the middle of the Indian-Ocean. The island is surrounded by coral reef flocking with schools of fish, colorful aquatic plants and crustaceans of all kinds. Shipwrecks from the 18th and 19th century, acting as artificial reefs, shelter a spectrum of aquatic fauna and flora. Diving in Seychelles is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience. Under ideal conditions it is possible to come across species like harmless reef sharks, dolphins, tuna fish, endemic fish species, eels, sea turtles, lobsters, only to name a few.
Perfect for year-round diving
Because of the tropical climate which the island enjoys, diving is a year-round activity. In winter the average sea temperature during the day is about 26 °C and suitable for any divers. Thus, Scuba diving is one of the most popular holiday aquatic activities on the island.
Seychelles is known for its impressive coral reef, the third largest in the world. The barrier almost completely surrounds the 330 km of the Seychellois coast-line and the crystal clear water of the Indian Ocean is well known for hosting a large variety of aquatic biodiversity. The coral reef off Seychelles is considered one of the largest uninterrupted reefs on the planet with a length of about 160 km.
Aquatic Fauna and Flora
The warm Seychelles seascape is home to an astonishing diversity of marine flora and fauna with about 1000 species and new species are discovered each year. A fascinating underwater paysae awaits you.
The marine biodiversity of the island is still largely intact contributing in promoting Seychelles as one of the most famous destinations among divers around the world. Some new diving spots around the northern islands have recently been discovered, for the greater delight of diving enthusiasts.
Diving has been practiced for a long time in Seychelles, some diving schools are more than 30 years old! To ensure the safety of divers and tourists, various organizations have emerged and also militate for the protection of the marine ecosystem.