Le Méridien Fisherman's Cove

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Bel Ombre, P.O. Box 35, Mahé, Seychelles   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: +248 4677 000  

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Diving In Seychelles

Diving


The Brissare Rocks

This dive site is characterized by being a granite reef that lies between Mahe and Praslin. The granite massif and the surrounding rocks are home to a variety of marine life.

In terms of fauna and flora, the most common species are the hard corals, yellow snappers, morays, reef fish, invertebrates, shoals of pelagic, common stingrays, Hawksbill turtles and reef sharks.

Depth 18m | The water temperature ranges from 26°C to 30°C.


Ennerdale Wreck

This dive site is characterized by being a wreck. You can dive around the stern section, which is almost intact, with its huge bronze propeller and the pilot house with an easy access. Its superstructure is quite interesting and is also easy to access which allows divers to explore the wreck with safety.

In terms of fauna and flora, the most common species are a huge variety of reef fish, shoals of Yellow snappers, several invertebrates, morays, red scorpion fish, groupers, batfish, Leopard rays, common stingrays, nurse sharks and whale sharks.

Depth 25m | The water temperature ranges from 26°C to 30°C.


The Fishermen's Cove Reef

This dive site is characterized by an inclined reef that is home to several marine life. It’s suitable for all divers type but ideal for macro photographers. It is situated very close to the Beau Vallon dive center.

In terms of fauna and flora you can see beautifull coral formations and Hawksbill turtles.

Depth 9m | The water temperature ranges from 26°C to 30°C.


Shark Bank

This dive site is characterized by being a huge granite plateau, with rocks and canals that harbor lots of marine life. These rocks encrusted with corals are a focal point for all divers, particularly photographers. This site is reserved for experienced divers.

In terms of fauna and flora, the most common species are the Yellow Snapper, Big-eye, jack fish, barracudas, common stingrays, the Napoleon Wrasse, lobsters and reef sharks. You can also see cow fish, malabar groupers, gorgonians and corals.

Depth 35m | The water temperature ranges from 26°C to 30°C.


The Vista Bay Rocks

This dive site is characterized by being a massive vertical granite and two granite and adjacent coral reefs. It is a place suitable for all types of divers. It is located in the direction of the northwest end of Beau Vallon Bay.

In terms of fauna and flora, the most common species are the soft corals, gorgonians, several invertebrate species, several morays and lobsters.

13m Depth | The water temperature ranges from 26°C to 30°C.


Popular Marine Life In Seychelles

Barracuda

The barracuda is a ray-finned fish known for its large size and fearsome appearance. Its body is long, fairly compressed, and covered with small, smooth scales. Some species can reach up to 2.1 m (6.9 ft) in length and 30 cm (12 in) in width.


Tuna

A tuna is a saltwater finfish that belongs to the tribe Thunnini, a sub-grouping of the mackerel family (Scombridae) – which together with the tunas, also includes the bonitos, mackerels, and Spanish mackerels. Thunnini comprises fifteen species across five genera,[1]the sizes of which vary greatly, ranging from the bullet tuna (max. length: 50 cm (1.6 ft), weight: 1.8 kg (4 lb)) up to the Atlantic bluefin tuna (max. length: 4.6 m (15 ft), weight: 684 kg (1,508 lb)). The bluefin averages 2 m (6.6 ft), and is believed to live for up to 50 years.


Giant Grouper

The giant grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus), also known as the brindlebass, brown spotted cod, and bumblebee grouper, is the largest bony fish found in coral reefs. It is found from near the surface to depths of 100 m (330 ft) at reefs throughout the Indo-Pacific region, with the exception of the Persian Gulf. It also enters estuaries. It reaches up to 3.65 m (12.0 ft) in length and 400 kg (880 lb) in weight; Giant groupers feed on a variety of marine life, including large sharks and juvenile sea turtles.


Grey Reef Shark

The grey reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos,) is a species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae. One of the most common reef sharks in the Indo-Pacific, it is found as far east as Easter Island and as far west as South Africa. This species is most often seen in shallow water near the drop-offs of coral reefs. The grey reef shark has the typical "reef shark" shape, with a broad, round snout and large eyes. This species can be distinguished from similar species by the plain or white-tipped first dorsal fin, the dark tips on the other fins, the broad, black rear margin on the tail fin, and the lack of a ridge between the dorsal fins. Most individuals are less than 1.9 m (6.2 ft) long.


Hawksbill Turtle

The hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is a critically endangered sea turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae. It is the only extant species in the genus Eretmochelys. The hawksbill's appearance is similar to that of other marine turtles. It has a generally flattened body shape, a protective carapace, and flipper-like arms, adapted for swimming in the open ocean. E. imbricata is easily distinguished from other sea turtles by its sharp, curving beak with prominent tomium, and the saw-like appearance of its shell margins. Hawksbill shells slightly change colors, depending on water temperature. While this turtle lives part of its life in the open ocean, it spends more time in shallow lagoons and coral reefs.


Lion Fish

Pterois is a genus of venomous marine fish, commonly known as lionfish, native to the Indo-Pacific. Pterois, also called zebrafish, firefish, turkeyfish or butterfly-cod, is characterized by conspicuous warning coloration with red, white, creamy, or black bands, showy pectoral fins, and venomous spiky fin rays


Manta Ray

Manta rays are large eagle rays belonging to the genus Manta. The larger species, M. birostris, reaches 7 m (23 ft 0 in) in width while the smaller, M. alfredi, reaches 5.5 m (18 ft 1 in). Both have triangular pectoral fins, horn-shaped cephalic fins and large, forward-facing mouths. They are classified among the Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) and are placed in the eagle ray family, Myliobatidae.


Napoleon Wrasse

The humphead wrasse is the largest living member of the family Labridae, with males reaching 6 ft (2 m) in length, while females rarely exceed about 3 ft (1 m). It has thick, fleshy lips, and a hump forms on its head above the eyes, becoming more prominent as the fish ages, hence its name. Males range from a bright electric blue to pale green, a purplish blue, or a relatively dull blue/green. Juveniles and females are red-orange above, and red-orange to white below. Some males grow very large, with one unconfirmed report of a humphead wrasse that was 7.75 ft (2.29 m) long and weighed 420 lbs (190.5 kg).


Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray

The bluespotted ribbontail ray (Taeniura lymma) is a species of stingray in the family Dasyatidae. Found from the intertidal zone to a depth of 30 m (100 ft), this species is common throughout the tropical Indian and western Pacific Oceans in nearshore, coral reef-associated habitats. It is a fairly small ray, not exceeding 35 cm (14 in) in width, with a mostly smooth, oval pectoral fin disc, large protruding eyes, and a relatively short and thick tail with a deep fin fold underneath. It can be easily identified by its striking color pattern of many electric blue spots on a yellowish background, with a pair of blue stripes on the tail.


Silvertip Shark

The silvertip shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) is a large species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae, with a fragmented distribution throughout the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans. This species is often encountered around offshore islands and coral reefs, and has been known to dive to a depth of 800 m (2,600 ft). The silvertip shark resembles a larger, bulkier grey reef shark (C. amblyrhynchos), and can be easily identified by the prominent white margins on its fins. It attains a maximum length of 3 m (10 ft). An aggressive, powerful apex predator, the silvertip shark feeds on a wide variety of bony fishes, as well as eagle rays, smaller sharks, and cephalopods. This species dominates other requiem sharks of equal size when competing for food, and larger individuals are often heavily scarred from conflicts with others of its species.


Courses

PADI Open Water Diver (Or CMAS*)

After this entry level, you will be qualified to dive anywhere in the world without supervision (International Certification).


PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (Or CMAS**)

You will develop skills which will give you more confidence. You will also become acquainted with deep diving, navigation diving and eventually night diving, search and recovery, wreck diving etc. Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent.


PADI Rescue Diver

This course teaches you how to recognize diving problems, prevent accidents and handle diving emergencies if they occur.Prerequisites: PADI Advanced or equivalent and Medic First Aid.


PADI Dive Master

This course was designed to teach how to supervise divers in training and how to organize and conduct diving activities. The PADI Dive Master course introduces a professional level of diving. Prerequisites: PADI Rescue or equivalent.


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