View of the island from the sea at Denis Private Island Seychelles

Scuba Diving in the Seychelles

The diving in the Seychelles is amazing.  Clear warm water and an abundance of sea life and coral make this a scuba diver’s paradise.

Diving is possible all year round but is governed by the island’s position and the prevailing winds. Generally speaking, the best conditions for both the Inner and Outer Islands are in the calm periods, April-May and October-November, when the water temperature can rise to 29ºC and offers excellent (up to 30 metres) visibility.

With 43 Inner Islands to choose from, variety is the order of the day. All of these northerly islands offer impressive granite reef locations where the sculptured rocks can be covered with soft corals and sponges, and fish life is prolific, due to the archipelago’s isolation and also strict conservation rules.

Wreck dives are available in some areas but only the islands to the south have wall dives, drop-off dives and drift diving opportunities as well.

Outer Island diving is rich and varied, featuring everything from mini-walls and canyons to migrating Manta Rays, numerous wreck sites and some of the finest Gorgonian fans in the Indian Ocean.

Scuba diving is available at all our featured resorts in the Seychelles

Hotels recommended for diving

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This well-regarded luxury resort is in a superb location at Anse Kerlan, one of the most spectacular beaches on Praslin.  The resort offers high-quality accommodation...

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Denis Island is the epiomy of barefoot luxury and total escapism.  It's a magical example of the unique style of the Seychelles and boasts excellent...

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Raffles Praslin is hidden away in blissful seclusion amongst the lush green hillsides, above stunning granite boulders and amazing views of the Indian Ocean. Accessed by...

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