Diving

Discover the lush marine life of Silhouette Island at our Dive Center, which offers PADI Open Water Diver courses and the PADI Seal Team program for kids.

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Diving

We are the only Dive Center on Silhouette Island with a Marine Park to explore all to ourselves, divers can expect unspoiled dive sites.

To be able to give the best service possible and to protect our Marine Park, we keep the dive group small. All dives are guided and by boat. The time to reach the dive sites varies from 15min for most of the sites around Silhouette and around 40min to go to North Island.

Refreshments like water, snacks such as biscuits/fruits are offered on board. We go out to dive twice a day and provide night dives on request subject to the weather conditions. In the morning, we are offering 2-Tank dive. In the afternoon the diver has another chance to do a single dive. For those who are certified Nitrox divers we offer Nitrox free of charge.

Diving

Dive Equipment

Our facility is constantly improved in order to meet the high expectations of our guests.

Our two Bauer Mariner 200E high pressure compressors produce high standard Nitrox. Additionally, air purity tests to maintain the high quality of air are consistently run.

We use 12 litre Aluminium tanks with DIN valves as standard.

For those using YOKE (INT) regulators we provide DIN/YOKE adapters.

25 complete Dive Equipment Sets from Cressi are available for rental.

Dive Equipment

Dive Boat

Cruise to one of our stunning dive sites in our 13 metre long Dhoni. Partially covered to provide protection from the sun and spacious enough to ensure the comfort of the cruise; our boats are also fully equipped for any situation.

Dive Boat

Dive Sites: Anse Mondon

Max Depth : 12m

This small protected bay North of Silhouette island is perfect for learners and snorkelers alike. The small rocky reef begins at 3m and slopes off to around 12 m. Inhabited by a myriad of marine life from small reef fish to the occasional visiting Turtle, Eagle Ray or Sting Ray, this beautiful spot is ideal for open water training and ensures enjoyment from beginning to end.

Dive Sites: Anse Mondon

Dive Sites: Black Rock

Max Depth : 16 m

Starting from Anse Mondon, the granite wall heading South is known as Black Rock, so named because of the coloured rock that peaks at the surface. At the base of Black Rock a small cave houses a couple of white tip sharks who circle amongst the Sweetlips inside the caves.

Do not forget to look up into the blue for the chance to spot turtles, Humphead Parrotfish and Napoleonfish swimming above.

Other marine life you may encounter at this site include stingrays, Lionfish, anemone fish, Lizardfish, Koran Angelfish, Pompano, Bluefin Trevally and Pufferfish. The seafloor is met by huge, cascading granite boulders, making this a truly iconic dive site for the Seychelles.

Dive Sites: Black Rock

Dive Sites: House Reef

Max Depth : 14m

At a depth of 12 to 14 metres our house reef is the perfect place for a dive trip. Brimming with marine life from the tiniest fish to majestic fauna and flora, divers will come across several species from the colourful nudibranch to the elegant lionfish and shy morays. Encounters with turtles, a solitary barracuda and stingrays resting on the sandy seabed are also possible here.

The highlight of this site is the old head high anchor resting on the seabed that not only houses colourful corals but tells tales of beautiful sailing ships of long ago. The House reef is the perfect place for a second dive on a double-tank dive trip.

Dive Sites: House Reef

Dive Sites: Coco Dans Trou

Max Depth : 20m

Situated in the South of Silhouette Island, next to Anse Patates., this underwater site consists of a sloping granite wall with large granite boulders and a sandy seabed of about 14-20m depth. A current is often present on this site creating the perfect conditions for a pleasant drift dive.

Several overhangs are ideal places to spot Whitetip Sharks, Nurse Sharks and Stingrays circling amongst the Snappers. Keep an eye out towards the surface and into the blue for Barracudas and occasional Grey Reef Sharks.

Dive Sites: Coco Dans Trou

Dive Sites: Pointe Grand Barbe

Max Depth : 30m

The southern point of Grand Barbe beach houses a spectacular dive between cascading granite boulders and overhangs reaching the sandy seabed at around 30m.

Whitetip sharks are usual encounters here as well as Grey Reef Sharks. Eagle rays and barracudas are often spotted swimming in the blue and Turtles are residents in this area.

Dive Sites: Pointe Grand Barbe

Dive Sites: Flat Rock

Max Depth : 16m

Flat Rock is situated very close to Point Jardi and takes about 35-40 minutes to reach. Consisting of a group of huge boulders lying about 400 metres from the shoreline, with the largest boulder rising to a few metres from the surface.

This site affords the opportunity to explore a number of small caves, which are usually swathed in Glass Fish, but beware Stingrays and moray Eels are often lurking inside! Turtles are also a predominant feature here with the smaller ones being a lot less camera shy. Divers may well experience some current and surge during this dive.

On the seaward side look out for Eagle Rays and Whitetip Sharks. Triggerfish, Napoleonfish, Pufferfish, Sweetlips, Soldier Fish and shoals of Fusiliers are often seen inside the cracks crevices surrounding the boulders.

Dive Sites: Flat Rock

Dive Sites: North Island

Max Depth : 20m

One of the best coral reef dives we have on offer, this site consists of 5 hard coral pinnacles segregated by small sand channels.

The dive usually starts at the small pinnacle at 9m, moving across a sand channel to the second pinnacle. Here you might find small Whitetip Sharks sleeping on the seabed, and if you are patient it is possible to get within a metre of the Sharks and take some great photographs.

Also keep an eye open for Stingrays and reef fish living around the coral including Starry Pufferfish, Trumpet Fish, Scorpion Fish, Moray Eels, Parrot Fish, Triggerfish, Moorish Idols, Batfish and Angelfish.

The dive will usually zigzag up the reef face ending at the top in around 5 metres for a safety stop. There you will find a honeycomb of small caves underneath the coral where you can find Stingrays, Whitetip and Nurse Sharks. Always be vigilant as the caves and overhangs are small so experience is essential.

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