North Amirantes & South Amirantes

The steep drop of the Amirantes Bank, reaching depths of 1000 m attracts a rich variety of fish to this region of the ocean, making it an ideal location for diving enthusiasts



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USD 5,118 per trip

Pristine coral reefs
Large pelagic species
Uncrowded location

The Amirantes region is home to an impressive and diverse array of creatures, including whales, dolphins, and various types of rays that traverse the area during their annual migrations. The absence of human presence is notable, as this area remains largely untouched. Sharks, such as hammerhead, bull, thresher, grey, nurse, and reef, suddenly appear from the depths of the ocean and disappear just as quickly. The reef is teeming with life, with a multitude of cays, crevices, channels, arches, tunnels, and walls to explore. Giant groupers, trevally, jacks, and a large Napoleon wrasse are just a few of the fascinating creatures that approach newcomers with curiosity. Schools of striped barracudas rush past in a flurry, while powder blue surgeons swim hastily in the opposite direction. Tunas swiftly flash through, scattering swarms of fusiliers. Parrotfish munch on coral outcrops, while triggerfish chase each other through spongy labyrinths. Pufferfish and moray eels coexist peacefully in their underwater homes, while hawksbill and green turtles meander through sandy patches in search of food. Nudibranchs of various shapes and colors can be found in the coral gardens, and tiny hawkfish and seahorses hide in giant sea fans. Trumpetfish stand on their noses, and grey herons can be seen patrolling the lagoon on spindly legs, startling stingrays crossing the turquoise shallows. The cacophony of nesting boobies fills the air up the beach. This is all possible to experience in just one day - imagine the wonders that can be seen in a week!
Desroches is a small coral island located in the Amirantes group of islands in Seychelles. The island is surrounded by a stunning coral reef that is home to a variety of marine life. Desroches is a popular destination for liveaboard diving due to the abundance of marine life in the area.
Divers can expect to see a wide variety of fish, including barracuda, tuna, and reef sharks, as well as larger species such as manta rays and whale sharks. The coral formations around Desroches are also spectacular, with vibrant colors and diverse shapes that provide a stunning backdrop for diving

When To Go Dive at North Amirantes & South Amirantes

The best time to go diving in the North Amirantes and South Amirantes is from March to May and from September to November. During these months, the water temperature is warmer, the visibility is better, and the sea conditions are calmer. However, it's important to note that Seychelles can be dived year-round, so there is always the possibility of good diving conditions outside of these months. It's also worth checking the weather and sea conditions before booking a diving trip, as these can vary and affect the quality of the diving.
The average underwater temperature in the Amirantes ranges from 26 to 29 degrees Celsius (78 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit) throughout the year. The water temperature tends to be warmer from December to April and slightly cooler from May to November. However, the water temperature can vary depending on the specific location, depth, and time of day. It's always a good idea to check the current water temperature and weather conditions before embarking on a diving trip

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