The Seychelles archipelago is made up of over 115 islands and islets emerging from the Indian Ocean. Each island has its own specificities and features, but they all have something in common: they are the home of paradisiac beaches bathed by warm, crystal-clear waters.

The Seychelles, which has over 50% of its territory classified as natural reserves, is a haven of peace for sea life. You will come across many hawksbill sea turtles, in particular, in the waters around La Digue and its neighboring islands (Coco Island, Félicité, Grande Soeur…). This is probably even the best place in the world to see them.

Most visitors go to the granite islands of Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue, but Seychelles boasts many other treasures. Bird, Frégate, Poivre, Denis, or the Atoll of Aldabra are all world-class snorkeling locations, which are nevertheless more difficult to access.

Snorkeling destinations in the Seychelles


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Dominated by granite boulders of all shapes, seagrass meadows and coral reefs, Praslin underwater landscapes host a wide variety of marine life. Only 7 miles long, Praslin is, however, the second largest of the granite islands in the Seychelles. It offers a dozen decent snorkeling spots, most of the (...)
La Digue

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Some of the most stunning beaches in the world, hawksbill sea turtles laying just under the surface of the Indian Ocean, and, just before your eyes, vibrant coral reefs where angelfish and spotted eagle rays abound… La Digue and its neighboring islands (Félicité, Coco, Grande Soeur…) are full of sur (...)

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Mahé is the most extensive of the granite islands in the Seychelles. The many beaches, coves and shallow lagoons scattered along its coastline make the main island a great destination for snorkeling, with dozens of spots freely accessible from the shore. Some of Mahé neighboring islands, protected b (...)
Denis & Bird

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Denis Island and Bird Island are the northernmost islands in the Seychelles, and the only two coral cays of the granitic bank of the archipelago. On these sanctuaries islands, where tens of thousands of marine birds comes to nest each year, nature reigns. Fringed by coral reefs, Bird and Denis are t (...)