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Found in the Indian Ocean, the mesmerising island of Seychelles is an archipelagos of in all 115 islands. There are actually 42 inner island and73 outer island, all of them unique in their own way. Ideally situated 1500 kilometres east from afar Africa,the Seychelles is home to many unique species and this is one of the main reasons why people travel from all around the world to visit the Seychelles islands. They maternal language is a mixture of French, English and Creole hence if you know talk or can manage with one of these language it will be really easy for you to communicate.
300, 000 tourist come to visit the Seychelles annually and as a matter of fact 15 percent of the inhabitant work in the tourism industry. It is actually a small destination but surely a unique and worthy holidays. There is a lot to discover about the ethnic mix islands. A wide range of activity is offered to it visitors as well as locals. Enjoy outdoor activities including surfing, hiking and even fishing.

The largest and the main island of the Seychelles is the Mahe Island, and the capital of the Seychelles is Victoria. Victoria was granted by a British of the same name. The population of the Seychelles Islands is only 95, 000 of inhabitant. Despite having a large number of tourist arriving each year on the island, or having development, some people still live in poor condition. Some inhabitant of the islands have to work all day to be able to feed themselves.

As all island have a history, the Seychelles islands have one too. During the prehistoric times, it is said that the island was completely lone. It was the Arab, the Maldivian and the Austronesian who were the first to visit the island. After that Portuguese, British, French and Pirates fought to get the island and hence in 1903 the Seychelles islands became a crown colony and became independent in 1976.

The best and perfect time to travel to the island of Seychelles are April, May, October and November. These month are where the weather is as its best, it’s between the hot season and the humid season. During these month you may enjoy sunbathing, scuba diving and all the other summer activities.
April to May-at this period of time the Seychelles experience a warm and mild weather. The rainfalls also become more frequent and it is the time where most hotel becomes almost empty.

June to September- if you are planning to visit the Seychelles islands during these months especially June to August, just get prepared to pay at high prices. It is the peak season, where most people visit the island and yes make sure you already book your accommodation way before because you might not get your accommodation.

October to November- if your budget doesn’t allow you to go during the peak season then just go during November and October to pay less. This period of time is just right after summertime. You have the chance to encounter promotion or packages. You can still enjoy the sun and do many activities.
December to March- during these month, most of the time there are heavy rainfall and its quiet windy out there. However this does not stop visitor from visiting the island and spent their winter holiday here. If you are planning to visit during the late December and the beginning of January then you must book your accommodation months before going on your holiday.
The first best island to visit in the Seychelles is probably the main island, Mahe. It is home to some of the most breath-taking scenery and have attractions for oldies, children, singles and couples. On the Mahe islands you can try both water and land sport and surely you will not regret it. Hike up the mountain and contemplate the mesmerising views the Mahe islands offers. If you only want to relax you may just go to a beach or why not for a whole body massage?

Praslin, the 2nd largest island is full with resorts, hotel and restaurants as well as major tourist attractions for newly married couple. After the Bird islands, Praslin is the island where there is most habitat of birds. If you are a bird lover and enjoy watching or clicking bird’s picture then it is the perfect time to click some memories.

La Digue is mostly for old people and those who simply like to relax and contemplate the nature’s beauty. People at la Digue have casual lifestyle, most people move from one place to another by foot only. If you are lucky enough you might see a car but it’s rare and most people travel by bike or foot. However it is still a unique place and have mesmerising unspoiled natural beauty.

Denis islands is nothing like the other islands, unique in its own way, the stunning island was made from coral, and it is still protected by coral reefs. It is also a nice place to enjoy some nice water activities including surfing, diving and kayaking. People also go to the Denis Islands to have a good sunbathing over the white sandy beach.

Cousine islands is the other perfect place to relax, a quiet place to enjoy your holiday. It is not an island of great interest hence there are a minimum number of people visiting the Cousine islands. However you may find some nice resorts over there where you will get pampered with spa, food and everything else. You may perform activities such as fishing and diving or boat tour.

Local cuisine- the holiday is not completely if you didn’t taste the delicious and unique local cuisine. Seafood, chicken and coconut are the key ingredients to almost all dishes, the Seychellois are big fans of these 3 ingredients.Lentils and Dhal, rice are also some of the main ingredient in their dishes. The Seychellois have a secret for their unique grilled fish, you should definitely try it if you visit the island of Seychelles.
Seychelles always have something new to offer to its visitors, just take a break from your boring life, come and have fun here! Book your ticket now!

The Seychelles archipelago is filled with various attractions and activities that thousands around the world have tried and loved. Adventurous visitors have nothing to complain about while they are in the Seychelles. The tropical islands, praline beaches and the turquoise water make an amazing combination for your ideal holiday get away.

Among the millions of things to experience in the Seychelles is diving and snorkelling. While this archipelago is particularly blessed with rare flora and fauna, it also has an amazing underwater world which is available for you to discover at arm’s length. The scuba diving in the Seychelles has made a lot of blissful moments for many around the corners of the world.

The Seychelles includes dive sites which are recognised by the world!

Seasons & conditions

While the Seychelles are blessed with ideal weather conditions for holiday trips throughout the year, there are specific times that are recommended for diving and snorkelling. April, May, October and November are the month in which the ideal conditions are met for scuba diving. The water temperature of the Seychelles gets to 29 degree Celsius at these times of the year. You have the same water temperature in December and January but the weather is a little bit windy in those two months. It is presume that from May to September are the worst time to dive in the Seychelles as there are usually strong winds blowing up in that time period.

 

The 3 Principal islands of the Seychelles

The inner islands are but a combination of mountain ranges, rare flora and fauna and a diverse and gorgeous marine life. The inner islands are also renowned for its amazing firmness reef and real coral reefs.

The 3 principal islands include Mahé, La Digue and Praslin.

Diving in Mahé

Mahe from aboveMahé is the centre island of the Seychelles archipelago. A trip to the Seychelles is incomplete without a visit to Mahé. The island is also the spot where you will find most of the tourist attractions in Seychelles. The best diving sites are found on Mahé Island. It is also the place where most tourists actually go to visit.

Mahé includes over 50 diving site, each one giving a trill of their own kind. While the island is renowned for the diverse marine creatures located in its surrounding waters, it is the best spot to scuba dive!

 

Blue sea divers

Blue sea divers is located in the middle of Beau Vallon on Mahé island. The blue sea proposes snorkelling excursions, diving courses and driving trips every day. You have the choice of diving at your own rhythm. Different packages are available, proposing full day or half day excursions.

Transportation is provided from the dive centre to your hotel. Blue Sea Divers have personnel that are well trained to help you gain the maximum blissful experience from your trip. They are professionals who are qualified and experienced.  Your safety and security is guaranteed!

The Blue sea Dive centre departs for the diving activity at 9hr00 in the morning and is usually back at 12hr 30. In the afternoon, departure is at 14hr00 and you will return at 15hr30.

Diving in Praslin

Praslin beachThe second largest island of the Seychelles promises a lot to the scuba diving fans. Praslin’s surrounding waters are filled with beautiful multi coloured corals and marine creatures. The beauty of its underwater world knows no bounds. Various types of Reef fish species that nourish over sponges can be spotted in the lagoons of Praslin.

There are rocks in the lagoons of Praslin which are home to numerous species. At night, the rocks become vividly colourful, offering majestic scenery of lights. While craps and lobsters leaves their homes in search for food, you will be provided with an amazing scenery if you scuba dive at night.

Whitetips Divers

A dive centre which is situated in Praslin is Whitetips Divers. This dive centre gives you the ideal chance to have a unique diving experience. Professional divers form the staff members of Whitetips Divers. On the security and safety perceptive, the personnel take it on themselves.

Whitetips Divers have the equipments required for scuba diving, furnished with 25 full sets of SCUBAPRO equipment, 20 sets of snorkelling gears and 55 aluminium tanks.

Prepare for a memorable experience of a lifetime! There are more than 15 dive sites that you can explore going from 8 to 20 meters deep. Be prepared to spot the marine creatures that live in the vicinity such as the jackfish, grey nurse shark and the yellow snapper.

 

Diving in la Digue

Anse-Source-dArgent-La-Digue-SeychellesLa Digue has become a key destination where a lot of hotels have invested a great amount of funds. There private hotels offers diving trips which are overwhelmingly blissful.

There are many dive sites in La Digue. Some famous ones are white Bank, Ave Maria and Channel rocks. Many underwater species are found in the waters of La Digue. Along with several species of colourful fishes, 3 different types of sharks, octopus, many more roams around just to be spotted by some lucky divers.

Azzurra Pro dive

Azzurra pro dive is located in the middle of the island of la Digue. Staffs at Azzurra are casual enough to make you feel at ease. An amazing underwater experiment awaits you in La Digue, whether it is your first time, second time or you are a professional diver.

The diving centre offers beginner and profession level PADI diving courses.

 

The outer islands of the Seychelles

Off the coral atolls and sand cays is where awaits you an amazing diving experience. The most common spot to dive in the outer region of the Seychelles is through the giant lagoon of the Aldabra atoll. The latter is a renowned diving site which is mainly famous for its drift dive passing through the giant lagoon. Rare marine creatures can be spotted there especially the Green turtle which are frequently perceived by divers. The Green turtle is a special specie which can walk on land and swim under water