in the Indian Ocean, literally thousands of miles from
anywhere, the Seychelles is a group of about 115 islands
which lie about 1000 miles (1600km) off the coast of east
Africa. The three central islands are Mahé, Praslin
and La Digue. These islands are carved out of granite,
while the outlying islands are coral atolls. Aside from
palm-fringed beaches and superb snorkeling and diving,
there's also plenty of forest wilderness with an abundance
The Seychelles offer the largest coral atolls in the world.
The granite islands which make up the main group Mahe,
Praslin, La Digue, Aride, Silhouette and Fregate. With
over 900 species of fish, 100 types of shells and 50 varieties
of coral the Seychelles are a divers paradise, with above
average chance of seeing large pelagics such as turtles,
manta rays, marlin, and whale sharks. With such an abundance
of fish life and coral, snorkeling is available in most
of the anchorages.
Diving, particularly around the outlying islands is popular
and diving is offered both from dive centers on the islands
or from a hand full of liveaboards with good facilities.
The Seychelles has four marine national parks, and more
than 150 species of tropical reef fish have been identified.
Dolphin and porpoise are common between the islands.
Water Temperature: 75 - 85 degrees
Visibility: 100 ft. +