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Top Diving Spots in Praslin – Discover the treasures of Seychelles

Are you planning to visit the Praslin this year and interested in knowing the best diving spots around the second biggest island in Seychelles? We've got the inside scoop!


Anse Lazio

Declared among the topmost stunning beaches on earth, Anse Lazio is a picture-perfect beach complete with white sandy beach, crystal-clear water, and swaying palm trees. Dotted with granite rocks and a thriving reef, snorkelling and diving are a must do on this beach. Anse Lazio is located on the northern end of the island, about 6 kilometres from Cote d'Or. The south zone is the deepest area and is ideal for snorkelers as it offers you a chance to witness the beauty and glory of life in the sea when you're knee deep in! You'll be able to spot needlefish, wrasse, bluefin trevally, surgeonfish and much more.


Channel Rock

If you want to see whale sharks, head over to Channel Rock for an exciting diving adventure. The area is packed with sponges, corals covering big granite rocks which are home and a great hiding place for a number of exotic marine creatures. While diving in Channel Rock, you'll see eagle rays gliding through the tropical waters, sea turtles effortlessly swimming along, white tip sharks, octopus and napoleons, to name a few! The average depth for a good dive is at 10 metres. During summer and autumn, the population of plankton increases, making it the ultimate feeding ground for whale sharks.


Booby Rock

Booby Rock is located in proximity to Aride. With a 25-metre water depth, diving at Booby Rock is great throughout the year. With good visibility underwater, you'll be able to spot even the smallest fish, not to mention how vibrant the bigger ones look! This area is mostly populated with grey reef sharks and at one time you can spot up to 15 of them! Other common sightings of marine life include eagle rays, sting rays, lionfish, lobsters, octopuses, slugs, white tip reef sharks, amberjacks and sea turtles. If you're staying at Berjaya Praslin Resort or any other popular hotel in Praslin Seychelles, your local dive guide will be able to inform you which dive sites are the best to explore during your time of visit.


Ave Maria

Ave Maria is a tiny island situated next to Praslin and is another great spot for diving. Offering a depth of 20 metres, divers will be able to see colourful fish, reef sharks, batfish, stingrays, octopuses and giant lobsters! If you're lucky, you'll be able to swim next to sea turtles.


White Reef

Once you're done exploring the depths of Ave Maria, ask your local dive guide to take you to White Reef, which is about 200 metres away. Featuring a collection of beautiful granite rocks, lush vegetation and some larger fish species, Ave Maria is great for professional divers. With a maximum depth of 22 metres, you'll have so plenty to see whether it's a large sea bass or a snapper.

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