With crystal clear waters and wonderful underwater reefs, wrecks, boulders and sea life it is no surprise that one of the main activities in the Seychelles is exploring this underwater world. The islands have a selection of dive sites ranging from those suitable for snorkelers and novice divers through to those preferred by experienced SCUBA enthusiasts. Highlights in include the wreck of the Royal Navy tanker Ennerdale, the grey reef sharks of Marianne Island, and spectacular coral life around The Sisters, Trompeuse and the remoter Outer Islands.
There is a selection of dive operations on most of the islands although the best way to dive the islands is from live-aboard charter boat. Diving is possible throughout the year but the best times are March to May and September to November when the prevailing winds are at their mildest and visibility at its best. Visibility is generally over 100 feet (30m) and water temperatures are often at 80F (29C). Divers can expect to see Whale Sharks, granite formations, soft and hard corals and Giant Stingrays, to name a few. Diving or learning to dive in the Seychelles is the perfect addition to a holiday in this gorgeous destination.