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6 Water Sports to Enjoy in Seychelles – Under the Sea!

Seychelles is the whole package when it comes to deep blue oceans, soft sandy beaches, secluded islands and of course, plenty of water sports for the adrenaline junkie in all of us. The archipelago is made up of 115 islands, each with their uniqueness to offer to your next beach vacation. Here's what you can do in Seychelles.



Compared to the other countries that make up a list of surfing destinations, Seychelles in not popular with visitors as being a surf spot. But that does not mean there is no surf scene available. If you are staying in one of the Seychelles Mahe hotels, you will find there are plenty of beaches where you can go with your board and catch a few comfortable breakers. Some waves match various skill levels from professional to the beginner so be sure to ask at your hotel or the beach before you attempt some surfing.



Kayaking is yet another water sports activity that is popular in Seychelles. The water is crystal clear so sailing down the seas on a kayak is probably the best way you could sightsee on the islands. If you ask around at resorts like Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino, you will find that there are kayaking tours available, sometimes with a guide in tow that you can use to set out into the archipelago to explore the various islands at a comfortable pace that will give you plenty of time to stop and take pictures all the more not disturbing the local marine life or have any damaging effects on the coral reefs. The best time to go kayaking is from April to May and October to November.



Another way of exploring the islands by hopping from one to another is to go sailing. As the islands are mostly known for their favourable weather conditions and calm seas, it is very easy to sail in these waters. However, do not attempt it if you are not experienced in sailing. You can always go on a sailing tour with experienced guides. Take a picnic with you that you can have wherever that tickles your fancy and turn it into a date with your significant other. The best times to go sailing are from December to march for north-westerly winds and May to September for south-easterly winds.



If you'd rather not cause any disturbance to the local marine life but still want to witness them and the beautifully delicate corals, we recommend going snorkelling. The best times are from October to January. Snorkelling will allow you to get up close and personal with marine life. There are so many exotic fish to see from butterflyfish to parrotfish to almost a hundred other types that reside amongst the corals.


Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is yet another activity that you can link with Seychelles. The archipelago is considered to be the best place in the world to go scuba diving. There are many diving sites around the islands from Desroches Island to St. Pierre and Beau Vallon.