With over 75 accessible dive sites, Mahé is possibly the most diverse dive location in the Seychelles. Mahé is famous for its submerged granitic mountain range which gives it a unique underwater geology. A nice variety of wrecks add a different element to the environment.
Two of the best dive sites around the island of Mahé are Port Launay Marine National Park and Shark Bank. The national park is the perfect area for beginners. Protected lagoons and shallow reefs make for colorful dives. In addition, whale sharks are particularly fond of this area.
On the other hand, Shark Bank is more suited to advanced divers. Strong currents attract pelagic species, including reef sharks, brissant rays, batfish, barracuda, yellow snapper and occasionally whale sharks.
Because of its warm, sunny climate, diving in Mahé is possible throughout the year. Daytime air temperatures range from 82-90°F (28-32℃) while water temperatures average between 79-86°F (26-30℃).
You are ensured an unforgettable vacation at any time of the year in the Seychelles. This Seychelles island is home to heaps of marine species, including the illusive whale shark which frequently graces the shallows from September to November.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
The only airport on Mahé is Seychelles International Airport in Victoria. This airport welcomes direct international flight from Europe, Africa and Asia. It is also possible to enter the Seychelles and dock near Mahé using a private yacht or other vessel.
Once you are on the island, you can to get around by plane, helicopter, boat, car or bus.