DIVING PART OF SEYCHELLES’ HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE
(Posted 19th January 2017)
The international dive show held every year in Paris is a very successful and inevitable rendez-vous for the professional divers and amateurs. Likewise, it is a great opportunity for the Seychelles Islands to showcase its exceptional underwater environment with the mix of granite and coral islands, its extraordinary wealth of marine life and the wide variety of dive sites, many of which are marine parks.
This year for the 19th time did the Seychelles Tourism Board in collaboration with the national airline Air Seychelles and Silhouette Cruises attended the fair that took place at Parc des Expositions – Porte de Versailles from the 6th to 9th of January 2017.
The 4 days event was attended by a small delegation comprising of Ms. Christine Vel from the Seychelles Tourism Board, Mrs. Nathalie Ladouceur from Silhouette Cruises and Mr. Frylvera Vieyra and his colleagues representing the national airline, Air Seychelles.
All the partners were satisfied with the good turn out on the Seychelles stand and the interest for diving in our islands. Both Air Seychelles and Silhouette Cruises offered special incentives to encourage more visitors to choose either diving or combination diving and cruising holidays in our waters. Many were convinced that one of the best mode to visit our islands is by boat and the team seized the opportunity to also inform them of the inland activities also possible in the different islands when they are not out at sea.
Incontestably, Seychelles remain a beautiful playground for diving aficionados and both professionals and amateurs can enjoy a marine extravaganza as diverse and vibrant as it is unique throughout the year in a peaceful and safe environment which prevails both underwater and inland.
Seychelles affinity to the surrounding oceans is best manifested in the annual Ocean Festival which was previously known as SUBIOS, aka Sub Indian Ocean Seychelles, focusing on its pristine marine environment and the superb diving, fishing and sailing grounds around the 115 islands of the archipelago.