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Indian Ocean

The islands of the Indian Ocean are a varied collection, including many of the smallest territories in the world. Many hug the coastlines of continents; others must be sought out hundreds of miles from any other land.

Best Scuba Diving in Indian Ocean

Seychelles

About a thousand miles due east of Africa, way out in the middle of the western Indian Ocean, you’ll find an archipelago of 115 islands. With nicknames such as “the honeymoon islands” and “the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean,” it’s a fair bet that you’ll also find something really special in the Seychelles. Best Scuba Diving Spots in Seychelles One Tree Island Trois...

Mahe

With over 75 accessible dive sites, Mahé is possibly the most diverse dive location in the Seychelles. 25 of these sites are within an easy boat ride while the other 50 require day trips to nearby islands such as Praslin, La Digue and Silhouette. Mahé is famous for its submerged granitic mountain range which gives it a unique underwater geology. A nice variety of...

Praslin

The best time to dive Praslin is from March to May and September to November. There could be light showers but visibility is at its best at an average of 100ft (30m). Water temperature typically ranges from 79-82°F (26-28°C) and diving is relatively easy with calm surface conditions and moderate currents.Dive sites around Praslin consist of granite boulders, coral...

Mauritius

Diving in Mauritius features almost exclusively reefs as the island is virtually surrounded by coral and over 100 sites to select from. The depths range from 23 feet (7 meters) to depths of up to 147 Feet (45 meters) for those who hold the necessary qualifications. The water temperature is bath-like most of the year round but due to the trade winds, the best time of...

Reunion

The best time to head to Réunion for scuba diving is during June to November although it is possible to dive there on a year-round basis. Most of the diving takes place on the west side of the island but it is also possible to dive the wilder currents in the south or the east side of the island to see old underwater lava flows. Visibility around Réunion is wonderful...

La Digue

The gorgeous tropical weather on the Seychelles allows diving on La Digue at any time throughout the year. Some of the best places to dive are just off shore.Anse Severe and Domaine L’Orangeraie are great places to shore dive, Anse Severe being one of the most popular beaches on the island. White Bank is the best place to check out the endemic marine life. Here you...