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5 Thrilling water sports in Seychelles – Explore a beach lover’s haven

With its pristine beaches, secluded islands and colourful corals, Seychelles is a spellbinding paradise for those who are in search of beach and water. Be it witnessing coral reefs, surfing or scuba diving, you will find the thrill of watersports here.

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Surfing

You can have a fun time riding the waves when you are in Seychelles. It's a popular activity among locals and tourists alike. No matter whether you are a beginner or an expert, you'll simply love chasing the waves on your surfboard. Owing to the poor exposure to the south-west swell and shallow continental shelf, you will not find the best kind of waves to surf but it will definitely provide you with some hidden gems to give you the thrill of surfing. Mahe Islands feature some of the best surfing spots to arouse the thrill-seeker within you. If you are a good swimmer, the Grand Anse Beach has very strong currents. The best time to visit Seychelles for a surf trip is from April to September where you will be able to enjoy waves to your heart's content amidst warm weather.

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Scuba diving

Towering fan corals, Pelagic fish, and rare tortoises are some of the highlights that draw divers from all around the world to Seychelles. It's home to some of the best dive sites in the Indian Ocean. Year-round air temperatures and warm water make it a surfer's paradise. The western Indian ocean is mainly divided into two main geographical groups known as outer islands and inner islands. What makes diving in Seychelles special is the fact that shallow waters near deep waters together make a great reef making it an excellent condition for all scuba divers and snorkel enthusiasts. If you are looking for Seychelles hotel rooms close to the sea, consider an option such as Berjaya Praslin Resort which will also give you facilities to practise your scuba diving skills. Many diving spots in islands have underwater pinnacles and exposed rocks covered by corals where the divers will get a chance to discover the beauty of the underwater world. The three main islands provide support facilities along with lively locations to go on a wonderful dive excursion.

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Kayaking

A great way to explore the region on calm turquoise waters! Be it with your special someone or a bunch of friends, kayaking is a gentle workout of paddling against the gentle swell. While paddling you can soak up views of reefs below the crystal clear waters and surrounding phenomenal views. If you are luckier, you will get a chance to be up close and personal to dolphins and harmless rays. Don't forget to carry your camera to capture some pictures to make your friends jealous. Kayak is similar to a tandem bicycle on the ocean making it a perfect activity for two people. This is an environmentally friendly activity and appeals to those who wish to be with nature, enjoy the salt air and open spaces.

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Snorkelling

The best way to explore the underwater world is through a snorkelling trip. Known as the second-best of watersports in Seychelles, it will take you closer to rich marine life. You will be able to witness some of the exotic marine creatures such as parrotfish, butterflyfish, batfish, and 100 other types of fishes in the Indian Ocean. Anse Lazio in Praslin Island, Anse Source d'Argent in La Digue Island, Anse Badamier in Curieuse Island, Cote d'Or in Praslin Island and Bird Island are some of the best spots try out your snorkelling adventure.

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Sailing

Have you ever dreamt of sailing in beautiful Seychelles? You can hire a yacht to sail on the calm waters while catching up with a glimpse of the beautiful natural surroundings. All bird watching enthusiast can stop for a while to watch different species of birds as you pass the Aride Island, and turtles in the Cousin Island.