Seychelles – Large Granite Boulders Covered In Coral
Overview of diving the Seychelles
Tropical palm trees and expansive sandy beaches littered with grey granite boulders characterize the beautiful Seychelles. 115 islands make up the Seychelles, meaning there are endless diving possibilities. The main island Mahé is a small, mountainous island covered in dense rainforest. It’s quite a contrast to other popular diving destinations in the Indian Ocean, such as the Maldives which are relatively flat.
The warm waters of the Seychelles are full of life, from tropical coral reefs brimming with fish, to sharks, dolphins and turtles. The granite rocks add an extra interesting geology dimension to the dives.
Top Dive Sites / Locations
Baie Ternay Marine Park
One Tree Island
We visited the Seychelles in February 2020 and stayed on Mahé island for a week. You can find out more about diving on Mahé island in the link below.
Mahé has some excellent dive sites, including the famous Shark Bank, L'ilot and several small wrecks. Coral reefs growing on granite boulders characterize Mahé diving. A wide abundance of fish species can be found such as sharks, stingrays, eagle rays, while there is always the chance of something big swimming by in the blue.