Alphonse Island

Alphonse Island, is renowned for its thriving and varied underwater ecosystem, making it a favored spot for liveaboard diving



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USD 5,118 per trip

Giant manta rays
World-class drift diving
Whale shark encounters

Alphonse Island is a popular liveaboard diving destination in Seychelles, known for its diverse and vibrant marine life. The island is located in the southern part of the Seychelles archipelago and is surrounded by a variety of dive sites, including coral gardens, drop-offs, and channels.
Divers can expect to encounter a wide range of marine creatures, including sharks, rays, turtles, groupers, and colorful tropical fish. Observe schools of grey reef sharks and whitetip reef sharks, and the Cathedral, a coral-covered pinnacle that drops down to around 30 meters (100 feet). A chance to encounter manta rays and eagle rays, and the Plateau, a shallow reef where divers can spot green turtles and hawksbill turtles.
In addition to diving, liveaboard trips to Alphonse may include activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, and beachcombing on the island's pristine white-sand beaches. Accommodation on liveaboard vessels can vary but typically includes comfortable cabins, communal areas for dining and relaxing, and equipment for diving and other activities

When To Go Dive at Alphonse Island

The high season for liveaboard diving at Alphonse Island in Seychelles is from October to May when the weather conditions are generally calm and the water is clear with good visibility. The months of December to April are considered peak season, with the highest demand and prices. However, it's important to note that the diving conditions and weather can vary from year to year, so it's always a good idea to check with the liveaboard operator or a local dive center for the latest information.
The water temperature and visibility at Alphonse Island can vary depending on the season. During the warmest months, from December to April, the water temperature can reach up to 30°C (86°F), while during the cooler months from June to September, the temperature can drop to around 25°C (77°F).
In terms of visibility, Alphonse Island typically has good to excellent visibility year-round, ranging from 20 to 40 meters (65 to 130 feet) or more. However, visibility can be affected by weather conditions such as wind and rainfall, so it can vary from day to day. It's always a good idea to check with the dive operator or local dive center for the most up-to-date information on water conditions


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