The beauty of the Seychelles is matched tenfold when you head below the surface of the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean.
Scuba diving in the Seychelles is truly a wondrous experience for a number of reasons. The water is warm and clear giving you visibility of up to 50m and abundance of species here are simply spectacular.
Each of the Outer Island of Seychelles are surrounded by expansive coral reefs that reach for the skies. To cater for a variety of experience levels and to introduce guests to the underwater wonders of the region, we have selected a number of dive sites that hold unique species, intricate coral structures and beauty all around.
Join us for a scuba diving experience in Seychelles like no other.
Species spotted when scuba diving range from pelagic fish and feisty predators to a range of reef species and macro life.
The views of countless Green and Hawksbill Turtles making their way along the reef is always popular with divers.
There is also up to 15 species of Moray Eel to be spotted hiding in the cracks and crevices of the reef. Our selected dive sites are also teeming with large shoals of fish like Barracuda, Bigeye Trevally, Batfish, Emperor and Fusilier. Large schools of Bluelined, Humpback and Bohar Snapper are known to encircle divers - this is quite an experience!
For divers who enjoy the thrill of viewing predators can feast their eyes on large Dogtooth Tuna, Napoleon Wrasse, Giant Sweetlips, Potato Cod as well as a variety of Grouper. Many of our sites hold stunning, sheer drop-offs which allows divers to spot pelagic species out in the blue.
Be sure to also keep an eye out for the different Sharks found in the waters of the Seychelles, including Hammerhead, Silvertip, Whitetip Reef, Bull, Tawny Nurse and Grey Reef Sharks.
Macro-enthusiasts are also in for a real treat as they can view a host of species like Leaf Scorpionfish, Longnose Hawkfish, Pipefish, Tasseled and Devil Scorpionfish, Porcelain Crab and Seychelles Anemonefish.
You can also spot an array of Flatworm, Nudibranch, Peacock Anemone Shrimp, Cleaner Shrimp, Coral Whip Goby and Shrimp as well as Peacock and Tiger Mantis Shrimp.
The Outer Islands of the Seychelles are arguably home to the best scuba diving in the world and our dive sites ensure experiences that will challenge and excite divers of all levels.
Impressive coral structures, unique species and excellent visibility allow our sites to stand above the rest.
The best dive site at Astove - Along most of the North West side of Astove there is a hugely impressive wall that drops steeply from a depth of only one or two metres to hundreds of metres almost vertically. In front of the Lodge there is a particularly nice section to dive where you can start the dive by descending through a hole in the reef top and then emerging at a depth of around 15m on to the wall itself.
The best dive site at Alphonse - Open water raised reef with its top at 16 meters covered with big colourful sea fans, schooling fish such as Emperors, Fusiliers, Snappers, Jacks, Potato Groupers, Moray Eels, and Napoleon Wrasse. Underwater photographers will be completely captivated by this dive site. This is a top spot around Alphonse, but only for experienced divers in ideal weather conditions. Sometimes this site has very strong currents, so a fast descent is necessary to hit the spot.
The best dive site at Cosmoledo - The reef along the North-west side of Cosmoledo running from Menai island to Iles du Nord is one of the most spectacular of the Seychelles. With 100 percent coral cover and a wide range of fish there is plenty of diving to be done here. One particular site close to Petit Astove has a shallow reef with a slope that goes quickly down to 40-50m. It is a very nice reef with potato groupers, turtles, Hammerheads early morning and many other fish.
One of our all-time favorite sites at Alphonse. Its sloping bottom topography is covered in hard coral which starts at 16 meters. On the plateau, you have a good chance of finding Scorpion Fish and Turtles sleeping under coral heads, as well as Grey Reef Sharks. The “Arcade” itself is U-shaped and consists of holes and overhangs where Napoleon and Groupers seek shelter from the gentle current. Schools of Dogtooth Tuna, Chevron Barracudas and Jacks frequent this dive site.
The best dive site at Poivre - The Northwest reef has a ridge line running at a depth of 10-18m. Covered in Green and Hawksbill turtles and a wide variety of reef fishes. Keep an eye out for Manta rays and reef sharks in this area.
Our dynamic and highly experienced team at the Dive Centre is here to help you have the best scuba diving experience there is. With years of diving experience and a vast knowledge of the sites in the Seychelles, you are in good hands.
With a wealth of knowledge gleaned from almost two decades of diving and years working in conservation Sam is a highly experienced nature guide, both underwater and on land. He teaches underwater photography and takes fantastic shots."Scuba Diving has been a lifelong passion for me and being able to work in such a pristine environment is a dream come true "
With over a decade of professional scuba diving behind her, Lucy is an outstanding instructor. Her enthusiasm for marine life and conservation is unparalleled and is complimented by knowledge from training in marine biology."The diversity of species and dive sites will blow you away! I am forever in awe of the underwater wonders "
Born in Australia, Tahlia moved to Thaliand at 18 to be a snorkel guide. She did her PADI Divemaster internship with Alphonse in 2018 and has been a real asset to the team."Nothing compares to the feeling I get when diving. Since getting my certification I knew scuba diving was what I wanted to do forever. "
After a year of non-stop diving all over Seychelles as a Divemaster, Byron completed his instructor course in South Africa. Now he pursues his underwater passion for the marine world and enjoys sharing first moments with his students."I absolutely love the amazing encounters we have with the pelagic species especially the sharks. "
Gavin is a water-man who began by competing in his school’s paddling team then braced the ocean waves of Durban. He went on to complete his Yachtmaster sailing the seas around Cape Town and now enjoys scuba diving."We have an absolutely great team and we get to have inspiring experiences every day "
Our pristine and mostly uninterrupted dive destinations allow guests a unique look into the aquatic ecosystems that surround the islands. Glide around beautiful coral reefs and through shoals of exotic species. Get ready to experience a world of weightless wonderment.
Alphonse Island is found 400 km South-West of Mahé and can be reached via a 1-hour flight.
Astove is a world filled with color, where the daily dramas of a pristine ecosystem play out in front of your very eyes. The atoll is famous for the acclaimed underwater documentary "The Silent World", filmed by Jacques Cousteau.
Cosmoledo is just a stone’s throw away from the World Heritage Site of Aldabra and boasts a pristine and untouched ecosystem with a wonderful lagoon.
Poivre Atoll is situated on the Eastern edge of the Amirantes Bank, a short 300 km from the main island of Mahé.
The Dive Centre at Alphonse Island ensures that all of the equipment and scuba gear is perfectly maintained and kept in top condition. The Centre also provides all gear and equipment needed for the courses and scuba diving excursions during your stay. This includes wetsuits (3mm short and full suits), masks, weights, cylinders (aluminum), regulators, fins (assorted sizes), BCD’s, dive computers and torches. The Dive Centre has partnered with Paralenz to provide guests with the best camera for scuba diving. These specialist cameras can be be rented on a daily basis or as part of a scuba diving package.
To ensure that guests reach their diving destination quickly and comfortably, Alphonse has two purpose-built dive boats, the Bijoutier and Zanbren. These twin engine, 225hp vessels are covered to allow shade from the sun and there are also towels, drink and snacks onboard for during or after your dive. The number of divers per trip are kept to a minimum with a maximum ratio of 1 guide to 5 divers which ensures a more personal experience. All of our skippers are fully licensed and endorsed for driving diving boats as well as being divers themselves. Along with their extensive knowledge about the gear and equipment, they also hold great insight into the various dive sites of the area.
Blue Safari Seychelles manages the only PADI Accredited Dive Resorts in the Outer Islands, which have a 5 Star accreditation by PADI. We are committed to providing the best scuba diving experiences and making the scuba training personal and safe.
The Dive Centre also offers a variety of diving courses for guests of all experience levels. For beginners or those looking to do a refresher course can choose from a selection of PADI Beginner, and PADI Open Water Courses on offer. These scuba diving courses are perfect those new to the sport as well as for children as they include the Discover Scuba Initiation Programme and the PADI Bubblemaker course.
For the experienced divers, there is an array of Advanced & Beyond Courses like PADI Dive Master, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Underwater Naturalist and more to dive into. There is also a selection of AWARE courses to take on, including AWARE Shark Conservation, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation and AWARE Specialist.
At Alphonse Dive Centre there is something for everyone to enjoy!
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