Ask our participants how they start each day in Mahé and they’ll tell you it’s with a sunrise dive. Added to this, a focus on turtle nesting, lemon shark tagging, coral reef surveying, and more marine conservation efforts means you’ll help protect a precious habitat while living the good life, island-style.
Painted in hues of green and blue, the beautiful Indian Ocean paradise of Mahé is also Seychelles’ largest island. Our Cap Ternay marine expedition base is conveniently located next to the spectacular Baie Ternay Marine Park.
This picturesque spot is where volunteers will be conducting their core studies. You will be offered the opportunity to get your PADI Advanced and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver qualification. This will aid you while working on critical marine conservation projects. There will also be the chance to take part in plankton sampling and in-water turtle dives.
Mahé boasts stretches of pristine palm-fringed beaches where you can take a languid afternoon to soak up the sun. If you prefer more exerting activities you can go for a hike in the Morne Seychellois National Park. It is also worthwhile to visit the country’s capital city, Victoria, and their local market which is bustling with people selling their wares. This is also a great place to buy trinkets and curios to bring back for your friends and family.
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Learn to cook traditional Seychellois Creole dishes
Visit the Mission Ruins at Venn's Town
Paddleboard across the bay
Hike through lush forests and across rocky plateaus
Explore the ocean after dark with a night dive
Discover rare and endemic species of plants
Swim at a secret beach
Go fishing with local fishers