Cruise through sunlit coral reefs to find a myriad of colorful reef fish around Praslin like angelfish, boxfish, unicornfish, surgeonfish, parrotfish and thousands of lyretail anthias. A closer look will reveal pipefish, octopus, lobsters and several types of eels.
Dive sites around Praslin consist of granite boulders, coral gardens, sloping reefs and some vertical walls. Most of the sites are easily accessible by a five minute boat ride but some are further out, requiring up to 45 minutes of travel.
You are likely to encounter more currents at the outer islets but at the same time you will see more pelagic marine life.
The best time to dive Praslin is from March to May and September to November. There could be light showers but visibility is at its best at an average of 100ft (30m).
Water temperature typically ranges from 79-82°F (26-28°C) and diving is relatively easy with calm surface conditions and moderate currents.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Fly to Seychelles International Airport in Victoria on the main island of Mahé. Take a ferry or a short 15 minute flight on Air Seychelles to Praslin Airport.