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Soaring the Silent World

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soaring the silent world

Located just south of the Equator, the Seychelles is renowned for being a place of breathtaking tropical beauty, boasting spectacular scenery, lush flora, pristine white-sand beaches and alluring crystalline blue waters, which are rich in marine life. Comprising 115 of the most beautiful islands in the world, the Seychelles archipelago lies scattered like gems in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Offering a combination of stunning granitic islands and coral atolls, many of which are surrounded by coral reefs, this is one of the most idyllic destinations in the world for snorkeling and diving.

After deciding on an area to explore, your diving adventure can be organised for you with local, well-established dive centres. Some of the best dive sites in the Seychelles can be found near the granitic islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue, where you can explore spectacular seascapes and discover mysterious wrecks, incredible granitic rock formations and a myriad of brightly-coloured tropical reef fish and other fascinating sea creatures within their natural coral habitats. Marvel at the beauty and silence of this majestic underwater world as you explore the natural treasures of the Indian Ocean.

In addition to seeing an abundance of exotic fish on your journey, which include bat fish, butterfly fish, jack fish, lion fish and parrot fish, you are also likely to spot many other exciting marine species in these tropical, clear turquoise waters. Look out for green and hawksbill turtles, reef sharks, eagle rays, giant sting rays, whale sharks, spiny lobsters, crabs, shrimps and many, many more. The diversity is incredible.

The famous granite rock formations provide spectacular underwater scenery during your dive, and there are some spectacular spots to swim through, between submerged granite boulders decorated with colourful soft and hard corals, sponges and clams. This wonderful blaze of colour, which is even more vivid at night, is a memorable sight to behold.

Other exciting dive sites include shipwrecks such as the purposely sunk Two Barges and the Dredger Wreck, which is home to large schools of blue striped and yellow snappers, scorpion fish, turtles and giant moray eels. There is also the famous Ennerdale wreck, a large British tanker which crashed onto unchartered rocks and was badly damaged. It is now home to a multitude of fascinating sea creatures.

If you are seeking underwater adventure during your holiday in the Seychelles, this exhilarating exploration of life under the sea should not be missed.

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