At Sea

For the adventurous at heart and energetic traveller, Cousine Island plays host to a wide range of exhilarating activities that will re-engage the spirit. Guests can get some fresh sea-air into their lungs by participating in the many at sea activities on offer. Kayak through crystal waters in search of epic marine-life, or test your skills at stand-up paddle boarding. Satisfy your ‘wanderlust’ by joining us on a full-day cruise around Cousine and the neighbouring islands of Praslin, La Digue, Curieuse, and her satellite islands such as Grande Soeur and Aride, on the Cousine Island’s solar-powered catamaran, “Solar Wave”. Appreciate the primeval rhythm of sunrise and sunset on one of our sunrise or sunset cruises.

For those looking to journey beneath her polished waters, the island is one of the best places in the world for snorkellers to experience diverse and vibrant sea-life, or for enthusiasts to do dives while in search of rare species of marine life. Dives are done while under the experienced guidance of an instructor-diver who can point out spots for the best sightings, and even take first-timers on a dreamlike subaquatic venture.

The Seychelles is rich with a bounty of different species of fish for the avid and even beginner fisherman to sport with. Fly-fishing on the island will give you a chance to catch Bonefish, Mullets, Snappers, Groupers, Queenfish, Garfish, Oxeye-tarpons and Trevally. Deep sea fishing in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean provides sport with Wahoo, Sailfish, Dorado, Bonitos, Groupers, Tuna, Rainbow-runners and Marlins. Whether you are an avid big game fisher, a complete novice looking for an experience or simply wanting a trophy for the resort’s chef to transform into a mouth-watering meal, the flourishing waters around Cousine Island are teeming with a multiplicity of fish.

Marine Activities

Scuba diving

scuba diving

We offer a range of diving packages for those that wish to explore the beautiful waters of the Seychelles, from our very own fringing ‘house’ reef to long-range diving trips on the solar powered catamaran. We cater for both beginners and certified divers, including dive training for those who wish to experience the incredible underwater world with us! We have an intimate team of dive professionals who are ready at hand to keep you safe and point out the stunning marine life on offer!

Equipment

We have a range of brand new ScubaPro dive gear, including BCDs, regulators, fins and masks.Available are 2.5mm ‘shorties’ which are perfect for diving in the warm tropical waters of the Seychelles, as temperatures range from 26-32 degrees all year around. For those divers who do get a little chilly, we have a number of long suits available. For added comfort, please feel free to bring your own dive gear, which can be stored in our air-conditioned dive store.

Important considerations

Important considerations

As a small island resort, the surrounding sea can become a little ‘choppy’ at times and therefore to ensure the safety of our guests, any planned dive may be rescheduled or cancelled subject to the conditions.

If you are considering scuba diving, it is advisable to ensure that you have sufficient travel insurance, in case of an accident. This should be arranged prior to travel.

Dive training

Dive Training

All guests that wish to learn to dive are required to complete a diving medical questionnaire, prior to any training can commence. It is advisable to check the medical form on the website, whilst in your home country. If you have any medical considerations, please request a letter from your doctor permitting you to dive and bring this with you.

Solar Catamaran

Solar catamaran

Excursions on the island’s solar powered catamaran (the first of its kind in the Seychelles) can be arranged for either half day or full day charters, cocktail cruises and luxury scuba diving trips. All packages include an experienced skipper and guide, to ensure all our guests have a memorable voyage.

Fishing

Fishing

The waters of the Seychelles boast some of the best fishing in the world, so it’s fitting that the island offers a range of exciting fishing experiences. Cast out a popper from the beach, drop a jig off the boat or just sit back and wait for the big strike whilst trawling from the solar catamaran.

Snorkeling

Snorkeling

Guided snorkeling trips on our ‘house’ reef’ offers guests a unique chance to swim with Hawksbill turtles, Eagle rays and schools of beautiful reef fish, and just off the beach! Our experienced dive team are always ready to help you discover the magical underwater world around Cousine!

Safety information

We aim to provide our guests with a personal diving experience and therefore we typically take dive groups of up to 4 guests at a time. All dive groups are supervised by professionally certified divers, all of which are fully insured. Our dive boats are all equipped with oxygen, first aid and all diving staff are first aid trained.

To ensure the safety of our guests during their onward journey from the island, please be advised that we do not offer scuba diving within a 12-hour (single dive) or 24-hour (multiple dives) period prior to any air-travel, including low flying helicopters. Please take this into consideration when planning your stay.

Diving protocol

Diving protocol

Before each dive, guests receive a briefing and plan for the chosen dive site. Dive sites will be chosen based on both the whole group’s experience level and sea conditions. Therefore, we ask that certified divers please have their certification cards and logbooks available. For those who haven’t dived in a while, we are happy to offer refresher dives in the pool.

In fitting with the island’s theme of eco-tourism, we ask that all our divers respect the marine environment and follow the guidelines provided by the dive leader, to ensure we do not disturb the delicate ecosystem below.

Watersports & Entertainment

Explore the tropical waters around the island by kayak, or walk-on-water with a stand-up paddle board! Our guests have a range of activities to choose from, including beach volleyball, table tennis, pool games and more…

What’s available?

  • Snorkelling
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • Sunrise & Sunset Cruises
  • Excursions