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Best Diving Destinations in Mahe
The Most Beautiful Dive Sites in Mahe
L'îlot Must see
Baie Ternay Marine Park Must see
Shark Bank Must see
Ennerdale Wreck Must see
Brissaire Rocks Must see
Dredger Wreck Must see
Mahe is the largest island in the Seychelles and home to the capital city of Victoria. It is a part of the Inner islands which are the remains of a submerged mountain range. Mahe and its surrounding islands offer some excellent diving. The underwater granite structures including impressive granite cliffs sculpted by the sea and rocks covered with soft corals and sponges as well as a prolific marine life are a typical underwater scenery in the Seychelles. There is a huge variety of marine life in the waters around these islands. Mahe Island boasts up to 25 sites with 12 of them suitable for novices. Most popular dive site Among the most popular dive sites in Mahe region it's worth to mention Ennerdale Wreck which is lying in 30m/98ft of water. The crumpled bows of the Ennerdale tend to have a congregation of stingrays and small whitetip reef sharks. Bay Ternay Marine National Park on the northwest coast is another great site. Its reefs are excellent for snorkeling. Brissare Rocks offer divers countless species of fish, including Napoleon Wrasse and eagle rays. Other worth visiting dive sites include L'ilot, Brissare Rocks, Whale Rock, Fishman's Cove Reef, Shark Bank, as well as wrecks Twin Barges and Dredger.
When to go to Mahe
It is possible to dive Mahe all year long although the dive site conditions may vary with the seasons. Generaly, the best time for diving is from April through May and October through November. The average air temperature ranges between 24-29C/75-84F. The average water temperature is around 29C/84F and visibility extends beyond 30m/98ft. Currents vary according to the tides. The whale shark and Manta rays watching season is between August and October. What to see Divers can find many species of reef fish swimming among healthy colorful coral formations. Octopus, lobsters and nudibranches are all hiding in the granite cliffs. Some bigger species such as Napoleon wrasse, giant groupers, turtles, reef sharks and rays can be seen in deeper more remote sites.