Scuba diving in Brissaire Rocks
The Brissaire Rocks dive site features an interesting underwater formation between the two tiny islands, or just granite rocks, located in the open ocean approximately halfway between the main island of Mahé and Praslin Island. This granite massif is covered in hard corals, and with the surrounding rocks, it creates a protected environment for a multitude of reef fish. This is also home to the largest moray eels in the area and numerous shoals of red snappers. The occasionally strong current brings some big pelagic visitors, including stingrays, barracudas, sea turtles, and a variety of reef sharks. The average depth of the site is 18m/59.1ft.
When to go
The tropical climate and pretty constant annual water temperature of 27-29C/81-84F provide comfortable conditions for diving all year round. However, currents and strong winds can sometimes make this site inaccessible. That is why the best time to go there is from March to May and from October to early December when the seas are calmer. October to November is also the right time to see whale sharks.
What to see
At this dive site divers will be surprised by a variety of shoals of small reef fish. They will also see brown moray eels, red snappers, barracudas, hawksbill turtles, stingrays, reef sharks, and even whale sharks in the right season.