The granitic inner islands of the Seychelles offer a variety of diving sites. These range from the depths of 5m to 30m. They are characterized by underwater granite formations with coral formation attached to the granite and plenty of colourful fish. Sightings of the hawksbill turtle, eagle ray, bump-head parrot fish and white-tip reef shark are quite common. Some Seychelles diving sites even have a swim-through (tunnel) or two.
A big plus of diving with us is that you are assured that you are diving with an experienced instructor who is constantly pointing out interesting things particular to each dive site. He is also an important safety net providing hands-on intervention in the case of an emergency. Your diving session is also a private scuba dive, guaranteeing that the dive site and the whole dive experience is centered around you, your capabilities and your comfort.
|WHO CAN DIVE WITH US?||Both certified divers and beginners. Our manager and skipper has been a dive master since 1992 and a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor since 2005. He worked with three dive centers in Seychelles prior to forming Indigo Seychelles so has plenty of diving and teaching experience.|
|HOW CAN YOU DIVE WITH US?||Diving is an activity offered to clients who book a custom-made tour with us. It is incorporated into your one day excursion.|
|HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN DIVE WITH US PER SESSION?:||As a company, we firmly believe in diving in small groups, limiting dive sessions with certified divers to 4 persons and introductory dives to 2 persons. This is the best and safest way to explore our rich underwater legacy and offer our clients a quality experience..|
|WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO DIVE:||If you are a diving enthusiast and wish to do several dives in the Seychelles you should know that the best diving conditions fall within the inter-season months of March, April & November. Then visibility of over 20m is attainable. Scuba diving in Seychelles is however possible throughout the year with visibility sometimes being reduced to less than 5m in August and September. This is due to the accumulation of plankton and has an upside. Accompanying this phenomenon are the big sea creatures – an encounter with whale sharks or mantas become an eventual possibility.|
|TO NOTE:||We provide diving equipment but please feel free to bring your own if you prefer.|
The dive site for your scuba session will be chosen depending on your experience and certification level. It is very important that you travel to Seychelles with your log book and your certification card. We do diving exercises with all our clients, prior to going in the water and within the water, to ascertain their level and ensure that they are reminded of all diving dos and don’ts.
Indigo Seychelles will provide you with a dive buddy who will accompany you on your dive and show you the reefs.
All of our diving sessions take part of a day out at sea where diving is just one activity among others.
The amount of certified divers who can dive with us at any one time is 4 as we firmly believe that smaller groups give you a better diving experience.
As all certified divers will know, diving, while a fun activity, can prove to be dangerous if not done properly. For this reason, our diving sessions are open to clients who do not have any ongoing or temporary health issues/concerns that can be harmful when diving. If your health conditions have changed negatively since your last dive please visit a health professional and have a medical examination before coming to Seychelles. As a reminder keep in mind that health concerns that may lead to complications during or after a dive include pregnancy, injuries in muscle and joints, asthma, shortness of breath, a history of heart or lung disease, being in very bad physical shape, reduced mobility, an unexplained loss of consciousness, colds, flu, sinusitis and a history of nausea to name a few.
If you have never dived before but have always wanted to find out what its like to breath under water, then you are lucky as you can include an introductory diving session in your itinerary for the day.
Our introductory diving session, also referred to as a diving baptism gives novices the chance to take a closer look at this activity. It is geared towards individuals who would like to take an open water diving course but are not sure if diving is really for them.
To increase safety and make sure that you have the best diving experience we limit the amount of participants attending an introductory dive to 2. Our PADI diving Instructor will guide you through the basics, showing you the diving hand signs, teaching you the safety rules and helping you to understand your equipment.
He will of course join you in the water. Since this is only an introductory dice session you will be diving at a maximum of 5 metres, at a sheltered and shallow spot in the ocean. The wonderful thing is that since it takes place in the sea, you will not only be trying out scuba diving , but will be able to enjoy the life in the sea all around you.
Diving, while a fun activity, can prove to be dangerous if not done properly. For this reason, these introductory sessions are open to clients who do not have any ongoing or temporary health issues/concerns that can be harmful when diving. These include pregnancy, injuries in muscle and joints, asthma, shortness of breath, a history of heart or lung disease, being in very bad physical shape, heavily reduced mobility, an unexplained blackout, colds and flu and a history of nausea to name a few. If you are concerned about any of these we advise you to do a medical examination before you come to Seychelles so you get a clean bill of health before you go exploring.