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Diving in Port of Mahe
When to go to Port of Mahe
Mahé has a tropical climate so divers can dive here year-round. The air temperatures stay around 28-31C/82-87F throughout the year, and water temperatures average 26-28C/78-82F. Rainfall is heaviest from December to February. Visibility is around 10-20m/32-65ft. What to see The abundance of marine life is impressive at Mahé. Various granite ridges and rock formations are covered with layers of corals, lettuce corals, sponges, and gorgonians. Divers can spot snapper, fusiliers, jacks, Napoleons, stingrays, eagle sharks, nurse sharks, whitetip reef sharks, and whale sharks.
Scuba diving in Port of Mahe
Mahé Island is the largest island in the Seychelles Archipelago and the political and economic center of the Seychelles. The island is distinguished by lush, tropical jungles encircled by 70 sandy beaches, with granite mountains towering over them. The highest peak is Morne Seychellois. Victoria, the capital city, is also located on the island. The city is named after Queen Victoria, and there is a small copy of Big Ben in the main square. There are numerous cafés, restaurants, and souvenir shops. The majority of travelers arrive on Mahé Island to spend an unforgettable vacation on the local coastlines. The island has crowded beaches and small isolated bays as well, to suit everyone’s taste. Visitors can engage in multiple underwater activities along the shore, and the most popular one is diving. Diving at Mahé is a fantastic adventure. The fringed reef provides excellent opportunities for exploring underwater plants and marine species. There are various dive centers that offer full equipment for divers of all levels, and the help of instructors if necessary. The average depth is 20-30m/65-98ft. Currents may be strong in several spots (up to 3 knots), but commonly currents are mild (1 knot). Dive sites can be accessed by boat and are suitable for divers of different levels. Most popular dive sites There are lots of dive sites to explore at Mahé: Brissaire Rocks (granite formation), L’Ilot Island (clusters of rocks), Shark Bank (perfect for shark diving), Bay Ternay Marine Park (coral reef), Joker Reef, Conception Area, Ennerdale Wreck, Lost City, and Therese Rocks.