Shark Bank Seychelles
Seychelles Travel Guide
The best Diving Spot in the Seychelles
Situated eight kilometers northwest of Mahe, Shark Bank is considered to be the best diving spot in the Seychelles. A granite plateau interweaved with massive granite boulders set the scene with never ending amazement of a rich marine life. The underwater ballet of the whales’ shark teeming with a large variety of tropical reef fish will make you think about Jules vernes novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Diving in Shark Bank and be awed by the beauty of the white tip reef sharks. Swim alongside huge shoal of fishes that look like shining clouds that revolves around you in this dreamy underwater adventure. Shark Bank is renowned for the large numbers of grey stingrays that populate it. Go diving on Shark Bank and witness the unfathomable depths, massive silhouettes that appear to disappear after a split second in hiding in this spectacular setting a mysterious beauty. Close encounters with some of the most majestic creatures of the sea, colorful fish to take your breath away.
Shark Bank is an unperishable treasure trove of amazing tropical fish, including cowfish; pincushion starfish, yellow snappers, lion fish, puffer fish, red snappers, frog fish, napoleon fish, jack fish, lobsters and batfish, all of which form a kaleidoscope of colours, shapes and sizes. An unbelievable combination of bright yellows, reds, blues, greens and purples make diving on Shark Bank an other-worldly experience. Go diving on Shark Bank and be enchanted by the eerie wreck of the Ennerdale, a sunken tanker, which adds to the mystery of the experience. Visibility on Shark Bank is generally good, and depths measure up to 30 meters. Massive eagle rays glide through the waters of Shark Bank. Weave through granite boulders teeming with fish and coral for one of the most exciting activities in the Seychelles.
Shark Bank specification
Two remote granite reefs have large coral formations which are frequently visited by schools of barracuda and Jack fish as well as being home to Turtles, Stinray, Eagleray and reef Shark.
Good visibility, strong current. WHALE SHARKS are regularly there. During the dive in Shark Bank you will be able to see octopus, fantasea stingray and marbled stingrays. You will be able to encounter the flat back turtle if you are lucky or the humphead parrotfish. And finally the whale shark that likes to swim around divers and boats, be prepare to meet the real big creature but don't be scared experimented divers will be here to guide you and give you some precious information on whales shark.
When diving in Shark Bank you will soon discover that you are not the only creatures to be engulfed by the beauty of the crystal clear oceans of the Seychelles. As seems the way with all tropical paradises, deadly creatures have just as good taste. Shark Bank has become the most popular diving spot in the country, and one that brings in dive fanatics from around the world.
The colours that greet you upon your descent are breathtaking and a visit to the bank is a must for anyone lucky enough to be nearby.
Diving in the Seychelles will never be the same again after a visit at Shark Bank.
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