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Planning Your Dive Holiday

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!

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.

How much sunshine can I expect, will the sea be calm, and what is the water temperature?

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
Sea water

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

Visibility

The visibility underwater is generally best from October until the end of May.

Decompression Chamber

The Decompression chamber is located in the Victoria Hospital on Mahe, and also Silhouette island is home
to a decompression chamber.

Diving insurance

As a 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 treatments may not be covered from the usual insurances. Divers Alert Network DAN,
offers divers medical insurance and is available worldwide.

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 two life-jackets 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. 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.

Dive With Us

Dive with us on the best dive sites and visit the most beautiful beaches to relax while we prepare our specialty - a real Creole BBQ - for you on the beach.

Postal Address:

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

Physical Address:

North Coast Road, next to the Divers Lodge in Mare Anglaise,
Beau Vallon, Mahe

Dive Center Tel No:

+248 426 1106

Fax:

+248 424 7854

Email:

bigblue@seychelles.net

Gilly Fideria: 00248 2514304 / Elizabeth Fideria: 00248 2511103