ENCOUNTER THE UNEXPECTED
We invite you to discover the treasure trove of marine life in Seychelles through a curated snorkeling experience with Le Méridien Fisherman’s Cove.
Explore pristine white sands lapped by topaz waters, coral sunsets and ignite your inspiration with an underwater encounter that leaves you with incredible memories of the island.
Visit enchanting underwater sites and learn about the importance of marine conservation with marine experts from our partner, the Marine Conservation Society Seychelles, who have helped us develop the project and continue to support it.
Proceeds from the donations collected go to sustain the marine conservation projects led by the Marine Conservation Society Seychelles.
AREA 1: WELCOME
Often overlooked, this area lies within the sea grass beds and is vital for the ecosystem. What can you find? Sea Urchins, Pipefish, Sea Stars, Sea Cucumbers and schools of Juvenile Reef Fish
AREA 2: CORAL VILLAGE
Explore the dramatic and beautiful coral reefs but also witness the fragments of dead corals that illustrate the threat to corals which guarantee the ecosystems health underwater. This area is also important for monitoring of coral resettlement and growth rate as well as to record animals using the niche as an escape from predators.
AREA 3: THE BLUE
Wander through the blue open waters and expect to encounter open water fish like Trevally, Barracuda, Eagle Ray Stingray and Lizardfish
AREA 4: REEF TOWN
Watch the reef elevate from the sandy bottom towards the rocks. Here you will find various types of Coral, Feather Duster Worms, Octopus and Squirrelfish.
AREA 5: FISHVILLE
The most untouched and preserved area. The currents can be strong here, so watch out. What can you find? Goatfish, Trevally, Surgeonfish, Butterfly Fish, Cornet Fish, Angel Fish and even Juvenile Reef Sharks.
Opening Hours & Signature Experiences
Monday to Sunday from 0900hrs – 1600hrs
Guided Snorkeling Tour is available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 0930hrs-1030hrs and 1430hrs – 1530hrs
Please Note* Tours are not available during bad weather conditions
Mail your postcards to any destination in our unique post box under the sea which is cleared every two days and discover art from a new perspective.
LE MERIDIEN FISHERMAN’S COVE, SEYCHELLES UNDERTAKES CORAL REEF RESTORATION PROJECT
MAHE, 9 JUNE 2017: Le Méridien Fisherman’s Cove, Seychelles, today launched the second phase of their “Unlock the Sea” program with the Coral Reef Restoration Project further enhancing their commitment towards preserving the marine ecosystem around the hotel. Further strengthening their partnership with The Marine Conservation Society Seychelles, this is the first Coral Reef Restoration Project on the north-west coast of Mahé and involves setting up of coral nurseries to restore the reef.
Over the years the coral reefs around Seychelles have suffered from bleaching and the natural restoration process of the coral reefs is a long drawn out process. Coral fragments or pieces of coral broken due to storms, snorkelers and divers or anchoring boats are used as “corals of opportunity”. These are carefully collected and nurtured in in-situ coral nurseries (underwater) that have been set up exclusively for this purpose. The next phase involves construction of ex-situ coral nurseries (on land) and the out planting of the nursery-grown fragments onto the degraded reef. The entire process could take anywhere between 6 months to a year depending upon the size and the species of the corals. Once the fragments grow into a certain size, they are out planted onto the reef.
“We believe it is our responsibility to make a valuable difference to the environment in which we operate,” said Romain Chanet, General Manager Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove, Seychelles. “Drawing upon the success of our “Unlock the Sea” program, and seeing the interest and engagement from our guests, we see this as an opportunity for us to play an active role in marine life conservation and we are committed to make our humble contribution towards preserving a sustainable and healthy marine ecosystem.”
Marine experts from The Marine Conservation Society Seychelles will guide you through this process.