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Seychelles Diving & Sailing trip – 8 days / 7 nights

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Cruising area
Seychelles (map)
Price:
from € 271 ($314) per day
Duration
from 8 days
Guests
up to 12 persons
Crew:
3 persons
Accommodation
private cabin
Meals
full board
Emphasis
Diving
Island hopping on a crewed sailing yacht

12 Knots invites you to explore Seychelles islands on a crewed sailing yacht! Cruise in the turquoise, emerald green or deep blue waters of Mahe, Praslin, La Digue, Curieuse, Little and Grand Sister and many more. Enjoy exiting life aboard of luxury Sailing yacht Galatea fully equipped for an ultimate diving vacation. You can snorkel in coastal waters or dive deeper and explore teeming underwater life.

Seychelles diving trip on Galatea - day1 - Mahe – Beau Vallon (1 dive)
Day 1
Mahe – Beau Vallon (1 dive)
Boarding Galatea at 12:00. After meeting the Captain and the crew we will have a short briefing and then will departure sail to the North of Mahe. First dive will be at Coral Garden. After that we will set sails to the bay of Beau Vallon arriving there right at the time to see a beautiful sunset. Dinner will be served on board lulled by the calm, clear water of this magnificent bay. Night Dive can be offered at Aquarium.
Seychelles diving trip on Galatea - day2 - Mahe, Cap Ternay (3 dives)
Day 2
Mahe, Cap Ternay (3 dives)
After breakfast on board we will make a passage to famous Beau Vallon Beach. First dive will be at Twin Barges and then we will sail to Lighthouse our second dive site. This place is famous for a large granite boulders and hard coral formations going down 28-30 meters right to the sand bottom. In the afternoon you we will have time to relax, snorkel and swim at the pristine beach of Anse du Riz. Late afternoon we will have an easy dive in the marine park of Cap Ternay famous for the best hard coral formations in Mahe. Dinner and night we will spend at anchorage near Marine Park bay. Optional: night dive at Cap Ternay West
Seychelles diving trip on Galatea - day3 - Prasling (1 dive)
Day 3
Prasling (1 dive)
Early dive at Cap Ternay East and then short passage the famous Shark bank. This dive site is located only 8 miles northwest from Mahe Island, on the way to Silhouette Island. A granite plateau piled up with massive granite boulders boasts one of the richest marine life in Seychelles: white tip reef sharks, yellow snappers, lion fish, jack fish, batfish and many others. Dinner and moorings at Praslin island, near Anse Lazio Beach.
Seychelles diving trip on Galatea - day4 - Curieuse Island (2 dives)
Day 4
Curieuse Island (2 dives)
Our morning dive will be at Bobby Island after which we will visit «Valle de Mai» nature reserve and famous UNESCO world heritage site. It is believed to be the original site of the Garden of Eden. This beautiful primeval forest is home to Coco-de-mer trees, considered be one of the botanical wonders of the world. Then explore Cote D’Or Beach and continue day with a BBQ on Curieuse Island home of numerous giant tortoises. With 20 minutes walk you may reach Doctors House on the other side of the island and discover spectacular beach perfect for a refreshing swim. Late afternoon dive at Point Rouge. Dinner and night anchorage at Curieuse Bay.
Seychelles diving trip on Galatea - day5 - Sister islands (2 dives)
Day 5
Sister islands (2 dives)
This day will be dedicated to Island Hopping. In the morning we will sail to the southern tip of Marianne Island. This dive site is famous for huge rocks and boulders pillars that form an underwater maze where grey reef sharks can be seen. Afternoon passage to Grande Soeur and Petite Soeur Islands where “Sister Bank” and “ Coco Island” dive sites are located. Dinner and overnight at Sister Islands.
Seychelles diving trip on Galatea - day6 - La Digue (2 dives)
Day 6
La Digue (2 dives)
Morning passage to Ave Maria dive site located near Praslin. Here you will find huge boulders surrounding small island, forming vertical walls. Second half of the day will be dedicated to exploring La Digue Island where time stands still. The only transport available here is ox-cat or bicycle. Traditional architecture and breathtaking beaches, such as the legendary Anse Sourse D’Argent are an absolute must see. Later afternoon dive at Channel Rocks. Dinner and night moorings at La Digue.
Seychelles diving trip on Galatea - day7 - Mahe (2 dives)
Day 7
Mahe (2 dives)
Early morning departure to the Round Island for the first dive of the day. Back on board and sail back to Mah? Island. During the passage we will have a second dive at Brissaire site located between Mahe and Praslin and famous for an abundance of marine life. Late afternoon arrival to St Anne Marine park, some swimming before we come back Angel Fish Jetty marina late in the evening. Farewell dinner.
Seychelles diving trip on Galatea - day8 - Mahe
Day 8
Mahe
Early check out and disembarkation at 8:00 am.

Diving

During a trip 10 complimentary dives are included in the price, you may have additional dives including night dives, which should be paid separately on spot. Extra dives can only be provided in fair weather conditions and with supervision of the crew. Diving season is limited by the monsoons, as the greatly reduced water clarity. Seychelles underwater world is presented in all its glory during periods of April-May and September-October.

Fishing

Seychelles is a paradise for those who love fishing. The most notable trophies can be caught during the summer. During this period you may catch tuna, barracuda, tiger shark and mako shark, or even blue swordfish and blue marlin weighting over 400 kg. Best time for fishing is early morning. To have time to catch some small fish first and then use it as a bate for a lrger trophies. Bring your frhesh catch on the boat and our chief will make a perfect dish for you and yor fiends.

Snorkeling

Seychelles is a paradise for those who love snorkeling. Local coatal waters are teeming with marine life: coloful corals and numerous fish schools. All snorkeling equipment is provided on board of yacht Galatea.
Yacht Model Sailing yacht / Gulet (Galatea)
Length overall: 30
Beam: 6
Draft: 3
Passenges (max): 14
Berths: 14
Cabins: 7
Bathrooms: 7
Engine: 220hp
Additional information
Professional Crew: 7 people (Hansel - skipper, Daniel - cook, Jva and Lisa - hostesses, Tamara - diving instructor, Ricky - deckhand) Crew is responsible for all operations of the vessel, sailing, cooking, cleaning, and servicing meals, drinks and snacks on board. Crew offers a wealth of knowledge, great service and make the sailing trip an unforgettable experience.
Crew
Your diving and sailing cruise will be on board of comfortable 90-foot sailing yacht. This luxury boat was designed to meet expectations of the most demanding clients, and will comfortably bring you to the most secluded diving sites and snorkeling spots. A boat can accommodate up to 12 guests in 5 double cabins and 2 single cabins, each one is equipped with air conditioning, shower and toilet.
Price includes
  • Accommodation on board (Saturday to Saturday from 12:00pm to 08:00am)
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Air-conditioning
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Water, tea and coffee
  • Diving equipment (12Lt aluminum tanks, weights and belts)
  • Dive guide
  • Entrance fees to nature reserves (as per program)
  • Port Taxes and local Taxes
  • 10 Complimentary Dives (for certified divers only)
  • Snorkeling, fishing, kayaking

Price does not include
  • Airfares
  • Transfers airport – base – airport (25 euro per person/each way)
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Accommodation before and after boarding
  • Laundry
  • Extra dives – 30 euro per dive
  • Night dives in addition – 10 euro per dive
  • Equipment rental – 10 euro per dive (on request 10 days before the embarkation)
  • Land excursions
  • Scuba diving, travel and cancellation insurances

Extras to pay on spot:

  • Gratuities for the crew – 5 euro per person per da
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