Diving in The Seychelles
Praslin Scuba Diving
First time or experienced divers are staying in the right place at our Praslin hotel. Our on-site dive partners, White Tip Divers, are not only the top rated dive centre on Praslin and one of the best in the Seychelles, they are fully qualified and equipped for scuba diving group trips, private scuba dives, PADI certification and scuba introduction courses as well as guided snorkeling trips to the best dive spots in and around the Seychelles inner islands.
Diving in the Seychelles is truly special, with sharks, turtles, rays and clownfish, sponges and corals, humphead parrot fish, angel fish and butterfly fish as well as octopus and more than 880 other species to be discovered at a variety of dive sites where the underwater landscape is a mix of granite formations and coral gardens.
COMPLIMENTARY DIVING LESSON
As a guest of Paradise Sun, a complimentary Praslin scuba diving lesson in the pool awaits you. Talk to the team to arrange your experience.
PADI is the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. The world’s leading scuba diver training organization. White Tip Divers on Praslin runs a number of PADI courses for absolute first timers as well as recreational divers looking to experience something more advanced in some of the prettiest dive sites in the world.
Discover Scuba Diving
The perfect way to get acquainted with the how-to’s of scuba. Learn what the equipment is for and how to move and breathe underwater. You’ll be taught the basics to see if you want to take it further.
A shorter less comprehensive course than the Open Water Diver course. Great for anyone planning to go with a dive guide and dive no deeper than 12 metres.
Open Water Diver
This is the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba diving course. Get qualified and use this qualification around the world. With OWD you can dive down to 18 metres and explore with confidence a world unseen from the surface.
White Tip Divers also trains:
Advanced Open Water Diver
Top Dive Spots
More than 15 of the Seychelles top scuba diving spots include some as close as a 5 minutes boat ride and some an hour or so away for deeper dives and greater chances of different species. Dive sites are always assessed before diving, and with plenty of alternative spots nearby, a change in site is easy when needed
Booby Rock near Praslin
Yellow snappers, whitetip, nurse sharks and turtles
Smaller ocean life like pipefish and gobies
Habitat mix of soft and hard coral and granite formations.
Sister Bank near La Digue
Habitat of dramatic underwater granite formations
Eagle rays and hawksbill turtles
Scorpion, octopus, lion, butterfly and angel fish.
DIVE SITES AT A GLANCE
17 dive sites
All within 20m depth (deeper dives can be arranged)
All reached within 5-50 minutes by boat
Convenient for all levels of divers
Dive sites feature huge granite rocks rising out from a sandy plateau
Currents can be strong depending on the tides
Conditions are evaluated before the dive (site will be changed if necessary)
All guided by instructors
White Tip Divers - What You Need To Know
Scuba Diving PADI Certification
Two Tank Dive
Boats & Equipment
Swimming pool to practice the “first bubbles” and exercises
Reception area and wooden deck for diver preparation
Lockers for divers personal effects
Workshop, compressor room, and a storage area for equipment
25 full sets of SCUBAPRO equipment
40 aluminium cylinders of 10, 12 & 15 litres
20 snorkeling sets
Divers holidaying with their own equipment can store it in the Dive Centre
1 x 8-metre long speedboat carrying up to 14 people (crew included)
1 x 10-metre long speedboat carrying up to 18 people (crew included)
Backroll is used to enter the water, and a ladder is used to exit the water
Boats have a canopy for protection from the sun
All safety equipment is on board
Note: Certain medical conditions may not permit usage of the diving facilities, so kindly seek advice from your doctor before travel