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About Seychelles
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Geographical position

The Seychelles are located 2000km (1,256 miles) east of Kenya, and about 3,300 Km (2,000 miles) from Dubai.

The Republic of Seychelles is an island archipelago of ca. 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, just 4 degrees south of
the equator. Every day has about 12 hours of sunlight, and 12 hours of night time!

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Airlines to Seychelles International Airport Victoria/Mahé (SEZ)

The following airlines fly to the Seychelles: Air Seychelles, Condor, Emirates, Etihad, Ethiopian Airways,
Turkeys Airways, Air Austral, Kenya Airways, Qatar Airways, Edelweiss.

Climate

The Seychelles have a very pleasant tropical climate throughout the year. Temperatures are rarely above 30°C.
Rainfall is highest from October to February but showers seldom last long.

Best Time To Dive

The very best times to visit the Seychelles for diving is during the months of October/November and
March/April with calm seas, good underwater visibility, and sunny weather.

Wind

The south-east wind is strongest and cooler, blowing
from June to September, Seas are then rough, exceptfor
the northern part of the island where our dive center and
many of our dive sites are situated.

The generally weaker and warm North-West winds
are blowing from October until the end of April.

Seawater

Seawater temperature ranges from 25 to 26°C during the months of June until September and 27 to 29°C from
October until the end of May.

Visibility

The visibility underwater is generally best from October until the end of May. The meteorological chart below shows
the averages based on the years from 1992 to 2016 on record and has been provided by the Seychelles
Meteorological Authority.

Meteorological Chart

Month rain
in mm
humidity
in %
sun
h/day
cloud cvg
in %
air
in °C
water
in °C
wind speed
km/h
January 413.1 82.2 5.1 72 27.1 28 11 ⇒W to NW
February 260.3 80.2 6.2 69 27.7 29 12 ⇒W to NW
March 213.9 79.7 6.9 60 28.1 29 10 ⇒W to NW
April 194.2 78.9 8.0 54 28.4 29 9 ⇔SE-NW
May 157.3 78.3 8.2 61 28.2 29 14 ⇐SE
June 126.8 78.8 7.4 70 27.0 26 19 ⇐SE
July 71.6 79.1 7.7 71 26.3 26 20 ⇐SE
August 122.1 78.9 7.6 72 26.3 26 22 ⇐SE
September 190.4 79.1 7.0 70 26.8 27 21 ⇐SE
October 198.2 78.6 7.2 62 27.2 27 15 ⇔SE-NW
November 202.8 79.3 6.8 60 27.3 28 10 ⇒W to NW
December 298.8 80.9 5.8 64 27.3 28 10 ⇒W to NW

source: statistical climate averages (1992-2016) with the courtesy of the Seychelles Meteorological Authority |

Seychelles Meteorological Authority - weather forecast
Recompression Chamber

Silouette island is home to a recompression chamber, with an permanently on-site hyperbaric medical physician from Europe. The chamber staff are always on stand by, serving not only the local resorts, but also the numerous liveaboard/safari boats that venture up into the Seychelles inner islands. Silhouette island is reached by a 45-minute boat excursion or 15–minute helicopter transfer from the International Airport in Victoria/Mahé.

Diving insurance

As diver is it important that you arrange your own suitable diving insurance. Diving is declared as a 'higher risk sport' and the costs due to a diving accident like emergency-transport, recovery and deco-chamber may not be covered from the usual insurances. There are several organisations (DAN, aqua med, VDST ..) that offer assistance & insurance for divers. Also some diving clubs/associations offer a group insurance for their members. Please look in your country for an organisation with an adequate insurance policy, because most memberships are determinded by country of residence.

Activities for non-divers

Your non-diving friends and family can come along to the dive sites around the coast (provided that there are seats available on board) and enjoy the fantastic views Mahe offers or snorkel on the reefs and around the rocks. There are plenty of fish, but also Sea Turtles Stingrays and Eagle Rays to be seen.

Children

We can look after your Children at the dive center while you are diving. During daytrips, you may take your children with you. We have one life-jacket available for a 2-4 year old child.

Children of 8 to 10 years old can discover scuba diving with the new PADI Bubble Makers Program and join the Seal Team. See the Courses page for more detailed information. Children of 10 years old can participate in the PADI Scuba Diver and PADI Open Water Diver Course to obtain the internationally recognized Junior Diving Certificate and Kids of 12 years older can participate in the Adventure Diver Course and Advanced Open Water Diver Course.

More Information
... see the official website of the Seychelles Islands:
www.seychelles.travel

Tauchen Sie mit uns

Tauchen Sie mit uns an den besten Tauchplätzen und besuchen Sie die schönsten Strände, um sich zu entspannen, während wir Ihnen am Strand unsere Spezialität - einen echten kreolischen Grill - zubereiten.

Anschrift:

Big Blue Divers Pty. Ltd., P.O. Box 844, Victoria, Mahé, Seychellen

Physikalische Adresse:

North Coast Road, neben der Divers Lodge in Mare Anglaise, Beau Vallon, Mahe

Tauchbasis Tel Nr:

+248 426 1106

Fax:

+248 424 7854

Email:

bigblue@seychelles.net

Gilly Fideria: 00248 2514304 / Elizabeth Fideria: 00248 2511103