Sea Life around Seychelles – The creatures of the crystal blue waters of Seychelles

Seychelles is an archipelago, well known for its sun-kissed beaches and turquoise blue waters and one of the most loved honeymoon and tourist destinations in the world. The sea surrounding the islands is rich in biodiversity and it is home for a number of marine creatures. Read on to know more about the Sea Life around in Seychelles.

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The tropical oceans surrounding Seychelles is rich in planktons and other small sea creatures that in turn attract small fishes and big fishes that feed on the small fishes. This food chain makes the ocean teeming with marine life that includes a wide range of game fishes and sea creatures like squids, turtles, jellyfishes and even whales.


Among the uncommon sea creatures found in Seychelles, turtles have an important place. Two of the rare turtle species that can be spotted in Seychelles is the green turtle and the hawksbill turtle both of these turtles are considered an endangered species. The bird island in Seychelles is a protected reserve and a safe haven for these turtles and you can see and even swim with them if you are lucky.

Whales and Dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins are the most commonly found dolphin species in the seas of Seychelles. Seeing these friendly and highly intelligent creatures will definitely be an exciting experience. You can also see another sea mammal on your trip to Seychelles that is the magnificent humpback whales. These gentle giants can be seen between the months of October to November.

Seeing these creatures

A wide range of Corals can also be witnessed in the seas of Seychelles you can see them by getting on to a glass bottom boat or diving directly into the water with a snorkel. You can also sign up for a whale watching carter that can take you to deep seas where you can see the humpbacks and the playful dolphins.

Accommodation options

Seychelles being a tropical tourist destination is home to a number of exquisite hotels and resorts. If you are interested in seeing these wondrous creatures, one of the accommodation options worth considering on your trip is a renowned hotel in Praslin Seychelles, the likes of Berjaya Praslin Resort.


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Diving Experience in Praslin – Exploring the world underwater

Supported by the Seychelles Tourism Board, diving in Praslin is made safe and so much easier to access now. Therefore, this experience is a must-have.

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The underwater views in Praslin are mind blowing to say the least, and deserve a visit when you are in town. With granite boulders and ample marine life, the diving will indeed be a unique experience.

Diving in

The clear waters in Praslin diving spots mean you will have better visibility underwater, which in turn means you will see more than what you might see in muddy waters. Praslin is home to seven diving sites, all of which are open to amateur divers too.

How to Dive

If you are staying at Berjaya Praslin Resort for example, you can ask the staff to point you in the right direction to one of the many diving schools near the hotel. Praslin Seychelles offers stellar services to divers, and whether you are a beginner or a pro, there is an unforgettable experience for you.

The Site

Most of the diving sites in and around Praslin are not deeper than 20 metres, and will take you about an hour if you are on a speedboat. Once you dive in, the marine life you must keep an eye out for are the sharks, eagle rays and turtles.



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