Depending on the location, you will have a plethora of water sports activities ranging from peaceful swimming in medium to shallow water to sea fishing. And various non-motorized sports activities such as diving in the turquoise waters of Praslin.
There is a cove that Praslin is hiding from the world, a cove sometimes considered the most beautiful in the world, just that! Before discovering this cove, you can still admire other beautiful beaches with sometimes evocative names. Finally, ready to head to the most popular cove: welcome to Anse Lazio. Ask those who went there, their comments will undoubtedly be unanimous: Anse Lazio is magical! And if you prefer to see it for yourself, no worries, Anse Lazio will surly tempt you! Anse LazioLocated in the north of the island, in the extension of the Côte d'Or, Anse Lazio is the paradisiacal beach. Sublime, it extends its arms of sand decorated with rocky bracelets of impressive sizes and styles and unparalleled originality. In front of you, the catamaran you charted in Praslin blends in the view of the sea. Behind you, tropical trees will come to offer you their shade.
Anse Lazio's reputation is well established. In the surroundings, you will find bars and restaurants to eat and refresh yourself. And you will be warmly welcomed by the locals. And if you want to stay here for a while to recover from your trip, there are, of course, hotels or bed and breakfast facilities nearby.
Charter a catamaran in Praslin and on your way to Mahé, you will see, as once Lazare Picault did in 1744, a long, hilly landmass rising out of the sea that seems to approach green shining from the horizon. Once you have passed the south coast, you reach a wide, natural bay, the one where Picault anchored to explore this Seychelles island after Mahé. He immediately gave it the name "Ile des Palmes" without knowing that he had just discovered the home of the Coco de Mer palm, one of the rarest and most extraordinary plants in the world.
Praslin is 26 km² in size and is the second-largest island of Seychelles. With its 8.000 inhabitants, it also has the second-highest number of inhabitants. The island is home to the legendary Seychelles nut 'Coco de Mer,' which grows in the Vallée de Mai National Park. Praslin's beaches are considered to be the most beautiful in the world.
From Praslin, you can make many boat trips to neighboring islands and beautiful snorkeling spots. On Curieuse, you can meet giant turtles in their natural habitat. Don't miss the beautiful beach Anse Badamier. Cousin Island impresses with untouched nature and an abundant variety of birds. A snorkeling trip takes you to St Pierre, a small rock formation with a fascinating underwater world.
From Praslin, there are about 20 dive sites, some of which will be presented in the following. At the diving bases, there is, as usual, the price differentiation between long and short-range dives. Basically, you will be picked up by car from your hotel on Praslin and is, therefore, independent of the sometimes, time-consuming bus traffic. Diving from Praslin is somewhat different from diving from Mahé. The current is often stronger, the fish are often bigger and the dives more adventurous. A signal buoy for safety should be a must for every dive.
The tiny island of St Pierre is a beautiful dive site in the heart of Curieuse Marine Park, just a few minutes by boat from the Côte d'Or. Here you can reliably spot lush shoals of fish at a maximum depth of 12 meters.
The Sister Bank is at a maximum depth of 24 m, often a unique diving experience with exceptional rock formations and many fish. Even grey reef sharks, yellowfin tunas, and stingrays are not uncommon.
Ave Maria is a small island located between Praslin and the Sister Island Atoll and allows a maximum diving depth of 20m. Reef sharks and rays, batfish and surgeonfish, lobsters and octopuses can be seen, occasionally barracudas. There are also sea turtles.
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