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Best time for snorkeling

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Best time for snorkeling

When is the best time to visit the Seychelles for snorkeling and diving?

Bucharest, Romania
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1. Re: Best time for snorkeling

Best time for snorkeling is April, October and November. No winds, no waves and clear visibility (up to 30 m).

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2. Re: Best time for snorkeling

Was In Anse Volpert Praslin In November

The wind was blowing and sand was shaken

The Water was emerald green

But I tell you up front : don't expect to see a single tropical fish !!!

They only exist In the advertisement

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3. Re: Best time for snorkeling

Anse Volbert is not suitable for.snorkeling. If you had wanted to see tropical fish then you should have been to Anse Lazio, Anse Possession or St Pierre near the rocks.


Edited: 3:28 am, February 10, 2013
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4. Re: Best time for snorkeling

We visited in March / April. the seas were not always that calm - anse lazio was quite wavy actually but visibility quite good and snorklling great. on la digue anse cocos the snorkelling looked great but was just too rough for us.

those protected by reefs (eg anse source d'argent) were usually calmer and great snorkelling and out on st pierre island was good too.

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5. Re: Best time for snorkeling

The best snorkeling experience we had in Seychelles was at Anse Severe on La Digue. Beware of sharp coral surface at low tide. Protective footwear advised.

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6. Re: Best time for snorkeling

Hi Megan T

Have a look at this site: seychelles.travel/en/…seasons_conditions.php

I would suggest you also contact a diving operator close to your hotel/guest house and ask them where they go out diving at the various times of the year and depending on their answers and your choice of dive spots you can make a firm decision of when you wish to visit the islands.

Happy planning

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