Where to dive in the SeychellesLocal dive companies offer relatively inexpensive options for individual dives, multiple dives or PADI courses, with all equipment of generally good quality and provided at a reasonable rate. We haven't dived with all the dive companies on the Seychelles, and we're certainly not qualified to 'vet' them for safety. However, possible dive centres that you may want to consider include:
Diving centres on Mahe IslandThe Underwater Centre
Situated on Beau Vallon beach at the Coral Strand Hotel, the Underwater Centre was established in 1976. They provide multilingual dive instructors with an excellent knowledge of local dive sites and marine life. Their equipment is well maintained and of a high quality and can be rented at a reasonable rate. PADI courses are cheaper if pre-booked.
Website: Telephone: +(248) 345445
Big Blue Divers
Also located on Beau Vallon beach, Big Blue Divers is a small team of professionals who have been operating for over 10 years. They have good knowledge of the dive sites and prepare and carry all your equipment out and back from the boat. Once a week they organise a day trip, often to the beautiful Baie Ternay Marine Park, where diving is combined with a Creole style BBQ on a secluded beach for lunch. Non-divers are welcome on these trips to snorkel or swim while others are diving.
Website: www.bigbluedivers.net Telephone: +(248) 261106
Diving centres on Praslin IslandOctopus Diving Centre
Located on Anse Volbert on the Côte d'Or, Octopus has two speed boats which can each hold 11 people. They offer full and half day excursions, which can include a Creole BBQ as part of the boat trip which can be enjoyed by divers and non-divers alike.
Website: www.octopusdiver.com, Telephone: +(248) 232602
Diving centres on La Digue IslandAzzurra Pro Dive
Situated at Anse Reunion, next to the La Digue Island Lodge, Azzurra has professional multilingual friendly staff. They operate a small dive groups with a maximum of 6 divers to one guide. First dives depart at 9:30am, including a 45 minute surface interval and a second dive, returning at 1:30pm. The second excursion of the day departs at 2:30pm and returns at 4pm.
Website:www.ladigue.sc Telephone: +(248) 292525
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