Snorkeling in the Seychelles
South Point Villas couldn’t be in a better location for snorkeling enthusiasts. Surrounded by the Sainte Anne National Marine Park, there is rich marine life just waiting to be discovered yards away from your villa! In fact, as we are situated within a marine park, the waters right in front of our villas are where many snorkelling expeditions come due to the large conentration of tropical marine life on the nearby coral.
The Seychelles offer some of the most amazing snorkeling spots to be found anywhere in the world. There are many species of fish to be seen while snorkeling; enjoy the sight of green sea turtles, bat fish, colorful butterfly fish, parrot fish among 100s of other tropical fish.
Visit in October and you could even be lucky enough to have the chance of seeing a majestic whale shark who grace these tropical waters looking for food.
Don’t forget that not only are the Seychelles home to some of the most incredible marine life, but also some very unique wildlife too. Check out our wildlife section to learn more.
While snorkeling, always bear in mind these three simple things:
- Minimize the duration of your stay in the water or cover up to prevent sunburn/sunstroke.
- You can snorkel anywhere, but always obey any warning signs on display.
- Our villas are on a nature reserve, which means the wildlife must absolutely be respected and left in their habitat, therefore do not collect wildlife for souvenirs or pets.
St Anne’s Marine National park has glass bottom boat trips and semi-submersibles working out of Victoria. The glass bottom boats have snorkelling equipment but it is better to have your own.
OTHER POPULAR SNORKELING SITES:
The best snorkeling can be found in the Marine Park where the villas are situated, but if there isn’t enough to please you on your doorstep, then there are dozens of other good snorkeling areas in the Seychelles.
Both La Digue and Praslin have excellent snorkelling as well as glass bottom boats.
On Mahe: Anse Royale and Port Launay Marine Park have good spots.
Bel Ombre, Anse Diri and Anse Major are very nice too but require a 2.5 km walk through the Morne Seychellois National Park to get there.
On Praslin: The best place is Coco Island from Cote d’Or.
There are also Baie Ternay Marine Reserve and St Pierre in Curieuse Marine Park.
Baie Ternay Marine National Park is visited by glass bottom boats and dive boats.