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The best places to scuba dive during a Seychelles superyacht charter

By Oliver Pearson   Last Updated: 15 April 2021

A yacht charter in the Seychelles offers mesmerizing scuba diving opportunities. Thanks to year-round warmth, colourful marine life, and great overall visibility, the Seychelles dazzles guests with its beauty. Find out the best spots to scuba dive in during your Seychelles superyacht charter.

A jewel in the crown of the Indian Ocean, a Seychelles yacht charters abounds in charm above and below the water. Indeed, when cruising from one idyllic island to the next, those on board superyachts have every reason to slip on their diving gear and get exploring.

With sites available to divers of all abilities, everyone visiting the destination can expect to enjoy a memorable experience onboard their Seychelles charter.

What’s more, with serious marine conservation being carried out around these waters, guests can be assured of perfect visibility when surrounding themselves with rare and colourful species.

We take a look at the very best dive sites to check out when enjoying a superyacht charter in the Seychelles.

Diving in Seychelles
Seychelles coral life
Seychelles manta ray

Boasting vast coral reefs teeming with marine life, the various dive sites around the region promise to intrigue even the most seasoned explorers onboard a Seychelles luxury yacht charter.

Whilst the islands enjoy an inviting year-round climate, it’s advisable to avoid planning a dive excursion during June, July, and August as stronger winds can impede accessibility.

A particularly good spot to get your diving adventure underway is One Tree Island. Located close to Mahe, the largest island of the Seychelles, the site is home to parrotfish, ghost pipefish, and stingrays. Only 12m deep and enjoying an average temperature of 30°C, One Tree Island is unquestionably a perfect warm-up.

With deep and shallow dive sites, the Seychelles accommodates divers of all abilities

Trois Bancs, just off the west coast of Mahe, for example, is populated with reef sharks and turtles which dart between the granite reefs to produce an underwater experience unlike any other.

Similarly, the waters north of Silhouette Island are lined with colourful coral reefs and are well worth exploring if the sight of a whitetip reef shark or a nurse shark doesn’t scare off members of your party!

For truly experienced divers, Napoleon no doubt offers the greatest rewards. Situated a short distance from Alphonse Island, there are macro and manta rays aplenty here and, thanks to careful conservation, there is outstanding visibility in which to observe the marine life.

Scuba diving Seychelles

There are also many dive centres located around the Seychelles to ensure that charter guests looking for an underwater experience can enjoy one with even greater accessibility.

Staffed by experienced and knowledgeable divers, visitors to La Digue Island, Mahe, and Praslin can explore the coral reefs with the added advantage of having their own personal guide.

It’s also possible to get qualified whilst on a yacht charter in the Seychelles, completing a number of PADI courses around the iconic dive sites.

Seychelles sharks
Seychelles fish
Scuba diving with fish Seychelles

There are many ‘in the know’ dive sites to be enjoyed around the Seychelles, including the fascinating island of L’ilot.

Small enough to be completed in just a single session, L’ilot is comprised of large granite rocks that have intriguing archways which just call out to be used as swim-throughs.

There’s also the opportunity for Seychelles superyacht charterers to visit the Seychelles to check out Aldabra, a dive site explorer Sir David Attenborough has described as a ‘wonder of the world’. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this site is home to a number of endangered species.

Exploring a wealth of underwater charms perfectly complements a getaway in the Seychelles

Of course, diving doesn’t necessarily mean doing things intensely, and it’s possible to enjoy the activity as a leisurely pursuit in the Seychelles.

Ideal for a slower pace, the island of St. Pierre has a maximum depth of just 10 metres, making it particularly good for a casual snorkel as well as offering itself nicely to beginners.

Ultimately, a yacht charter in the Seychelles presents an excellent opportunity for guests to get out and experience something entirely unique.

Snorkelling in the Seychelles

In order to find out how you can visit these dive spots during a Seychelles superyacht vacation, feel free to get in touch with your preferred yacht charter broker.

Alternatively, take a look at all of the superyachts available for charter in the Seychelles.

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