Being able to scuba dive was at the top of our list when it came to scouting honeymoon destinations so Peter and I were sure to fit in some diving during our stay at Denis Island and on the main island of Mahe.
Diving at Denis Island
Unfortunately our stay at Denis Island wasn’t during the peak diving season. Denis Island is the northern most island of the Seychelles so when there are heavy winds, the waters can be extra choppy. Our dive master, Bakari, still took us out for two morning dives over the course of our stay, but Peter and I both wish we could have done more dives. While the visibility was only around 7 meters for both dives, we still saw green sea turtles, a hawksbill turtle and a marbled stingray.
I can only imagine how amazing the diving there is during the high season when the waters are more calm. In February, a few months before our stay, some of the team members working on conservation on the island were on a dive and saw a whale shark being chased by a dolphin.
A whale shark being chased by a dolphin.
A once in a lifetime dive for sure and an extra incentive to head back to Denis Island.
Diving on Mahe
Peter and I did 7 dives during our stay on Mahe through Big Blue Divers. We originally planned to just do a couple of dives and spend the rest of the time exploring the island. Instead, we opted to spend most of our time diving and condense the rest of our island exploration to just late afternoons and one full day driving in our jeep.
Because of the direction of the wind and currents, the diving conditions on the north west side of Mahe where Big Blue Divers dives, were much better than on Denis Island.
The diving on Mahe was a mix, but I actually still really enjoy dives where there isn’t much to see because I can concentrate on my form which is still terrible. On the amazing end of things, we saw lots of green sea turtles, a baby reef shark, lionfish, scorpion fish, stonefish, eagle rays, a fever of devil rays, eels, and schools of barracuda, snapper and other fish.
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