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North East Inshore or Short-Range Dive Sites:

Inshore sites off North East Mahe are generally only accessed during the North-West wind season (from December through to March) and are generally less than 5 km away from our departure point in Victoria harbour.

To look at the details for each site just click on the blue fish-symbol for the site on the map on the left to open a pop-up window with the description of the site and the months we can generally access it. Alternatively you can scroll through the list of all of the long range sites below.

25. BEACON ISLAND

Off St. Anne's Marine Park, East Mahe

Availability:

December to January

Range:

Short

Suitability:

All divers

Depths:

> 16 mtr. 

Bottom: 

Granite reef with hard coral formations 

The most Easterly of the islands in the St. Annes Marine Park, this granite island's sides are characterised by a deep spur and groove formation on the Southern side which is home to abundant reef fish and invertebrate life. This area is visited by Turtles, Sharks, Pelagics and Whale Sharks; it is also used for night dives in good conditions. Marine Park Regulations apply.

26. PINNACLE POINT

Off St. Anne's Marine Park, East Mahe

Availability:

December to January

Range:

Short

Suitability:

All divers

Depths:

> 17 mtr. 

Bottom: 

Granite reef with hard coral formations 

The Westerly submarine promontory of Beacon Island which is named after the three rock spires which break the surface. The granite sides are grooved and along with the boulder field are covered on coral formations giving shelter to a variety of reef fish and invertebrate life. This area is visited by Turtles, Sharks, Pelagics and Whale Sharks; it is also used for night dives in good conditions. Marine Park Regulations apply.

28. HARRISON ROCKS

Off St. Anne's Marine Park, East Mahe

Availability:

December to January

Range:

Short

Suitability:

All divers

Depths:

> 14 mtr. 

Bottom: 

Granite reef with hard coral formations 

A granite rock outside the St. Annes Marine Park; this site a profusion of granite boulders encrusted with coral which attracts a variety of reef fish. A reasonable selection of invertebrates can be found and the site is occasionally visited by Hawksbill turtles, schooling Pelagics and Reef sharks.

29. TURTLE ROCKS

Off St. Anne's Marine Park, East Mahe

Availability:

December to January

Range:

Short

Suitability:

All divers

Depths:

6 - 11 mtr. . 

Bottom: 

Granite reef with hard coral formations 

East of Seychelles International Airport, this submerged granite and coral reef is a magnet for all sorts of fish life. A good selection of invertebrates can be found and the site is occasionally visited by schooling Pelagics, Hawksbill turtles and Reef sharks.

30. CHEEDLE ROCKS

Off East Mahe

Availability:

December to January

Range:

Short

Suitability:

Experienced divers 

Depths:

15 - 25 mtr. 

Bottom: 

Granite reef with hard coral formations 

East of Turtle Rocks, this submerged granite reef is deeply incised with gullies swim-throughs and clefts providing shelter to numerous reef fish. Being further offshore and liable to current, the area also attracts larger fish species and has abundant invertebrates; it is regularly visited by schooling Pelagics, Hawksbill turtles and Reef sharks.

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