The itinery will take you around to quiet diving spots of the granitic islands: Mahé, Frégate, Praslin and La Digue. The Explorer I’s cruise speed allows you to move quickly from site to site.
The dive spots were selected for their low attendance and diversity. Frégate’s aera is never diving and the spots are practically virgin, with a great variety of fauna.
Each dive is different and you will never do the same (except at your request).
Night’s moorings are selected for their comfort (calm waters) and the beauty of the sites (beaches, coves) allowing swimming and snorkeling, with corals and fishes, or even for a night dive. You can also beach on the islands with our dinghy, to enjoy the beautiful crystal water. Depending on the location, you can walk around a village, discover local life, with its small shops or have a drink in a tropical place.
Boarding between 8am and 11am, installation in your cabins, security briefing and presentation of the program. Lunch on board. Navigation to Frégate for 2 dives: Barracuda Rock and Lion Rock with possibility of snorkeling. Mooring in front of the beautiful beach of Anse Victorin.
After breakfast, en route to La Digue and on the way, we plan 3 dives: Cheminey, Shark Rock and Roche Caïman. Beautiful concentration of fishes and coral explosion in sight! Mooring and snorkeling at the back of La Digue, in front the very photogenic Anse Coco for a 1st night dive.
Anse marron opens the day's excitement, then Marianne followed by a 3rd dive throught the granite towers of Albatros. End of the day facing Coco Island for snorkeling with turtles!
Dense program today! For those who wish, disembarkment on La Digue and visit Anse Source d'Argent by bike*. For the others, 3 beautiful dives on the flagship sites of Praslin and La Digue: Ave Maria, White Bank and Scorpion. And finally, snorkeling and/or 2nd night dive in Saint Pierre!
Another day at your choice: diving or walking in the nature? Possibility to visit Fond Ferdinand*, beautiful hike in the luxurious vegetation of Praslin. For the dives, head west to Trompeuse, Whale Rock and Bobby. Mooring at Anse Lazio, emblematic beach of Praslin.
Ready for three exceptional sites? Between Praslin and Mahé, Bitter Rock offers a wealth of wildlife then Ennerdale for one of the rare Seychelles 's wrecks and finally Brizard and its corals and secret tunel... Mooring on the north coast of Mahé.
The crowning piece for this day is 2 dives: Shark Bank has an extraordinary concentration of snappers and the beautiful wreck of the Aldebaran, heavily colonized by corals and fish. A great program! Navigation back to Mahé and disembarkation around 3pm.
Indicative program, subject to changes depending on weather conditions.
Granit Tour (6 nights / 7 days on board – 21 dives)