Diving Overview for Seychelles
Comprising 115 islands extending across more than 1.3 million square kilometers of pristine Indian Ocean and with a population of just 80.000, the Seychelles is a paradise for all sea lovers!
The underwater seascape is primarily composed of huge granite boulders housing schools of beautiful fish. Further from the inner islands at the very edge of the plateau lie the coral islands of Denis and Bird, and further out again lies the Amirantes island chain including world heritage site Aldabra.
There are a rich variety of corals, an abundance of exotic fishes from Bat Fish, colorful Butterfly Fishes and Parrot Fishes to numerous other tropical fish species including the Hawksbill Sea Turtles and even the magnificent Green Sea Turtle.
There are several well encrusted wrecks; the famous wreck of the Ennerdale, an enormous British Fleet Auxiliary tanker of 47,000 tonnes which carried drums of oil to the Seychelles in the 1970s and foundered on uncharted rocks. The wreck is now home to Giant Moray Eels, Scorpion Fish, Eagle Rays, Lion Fish, Schools with thousands of fusiliers, jacks, barracudas and a number of Sharks, and Giant Cod.
Dive centers are located on Mahe, Praslin, La Digue, Denis, Desroches and Alphonse, and live-aboard dive boats run trips to the more remote islands and to Aldabra.
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