This year, the Seychelles settled at the Salon de la Plongée for the first time: the opportunity for Bernadette Willemin, head of the tourist office in Paris, to "better understand the expectations of divers", but also to share with them all the diversity of the paradisiacal archipelago.
IN CRUISE OR EARTH
The Seychelles tourist offer is abundant, and in fact varied. “To dive, you can choose cruise packages or land stays; but in both cases, you can really organize your holidays "à la carte", taking advantage of both the seabed and the external riches. And this is what makes the Seychelles so charming: in enchanting places where the exuberance of vegetation competes for the limelight at the most beautiful beaches in the world, you can taste everything! And fast boats or air connections make it easy to combine several islands.
BEYOND THE DIVING
More and more of you also want to discover something else, not to spend your entire vacation diving. “This is all the more true of course when one of the two does not dive, like the many“ mixed ”couples who came to visit us at the show,” explains Bernadette. And the Seychelles, in particular on the main islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue, offer many other things: hiking, especially in the Vallée de Mai classified as World Heritage by Unesco, botanical gardens, museums, various nautical activities ...
DIVE IN SEYCHELLOIS TRADITIONS
The show was also an opportunity to remind visitors that the Seychelles hotel industry is not limited to large luxury hotels. We often have the impression that only 5 stars exist, and even if life remains expensive in the Seychelles, the hotel offer is much wider: "small charming hotels, guesthouses, house rentals allow a lot of money. less important to be at the same time closer to Seychellois traditions and local customs ”. The Diving Centers are located in the big hotels, but all are organized to pick you up if you are staying elsewhere.
LUXURY, CALM AND VOLUPTUOUSNESS
The Seychelles also remain an "easy" country: beyond the Creole nonchalance of the population, which helps to disconnect and enjoy the sweetness of life, nothing should disturb your stay. The archipelago is not in a hurricane zone, there are no dangerous animals, there is no malaria, no diseases requiring special vaccines… The islands are clean, calm, there is almost no insecurity. A parenthesis out of the world, in a way.
COMPETITION DIVING IN THE SEYCHELLES
- ETIHAD offers 2 Paris / Mahé Round-trip tickets in Eco Class with an average value of 1050 € TTC / person
- SILHOUETTE CRUISE offer 1 cabin for 2 people on a week's cruise with full board but excluding drinks and extras with an average observed value of € 1380 / person
- SEYCHELLES TOURIST OFFICE supports Airport / Pier Roundtrip transfers with an average value of 30 € / person.
Total value of the lot for 2 people: 4980 €
The lot is used outside high seasons, school holidays and subject to availability. The validity is for a period of one year from the day of the draw. The winner will have to pay the airport taxes on the 2 tickets, the extras on the boat - the drinks and also the disembarkation fees on the islands / marine parks that are part of their itinerary.
The game is strictly reserved for people with a diving level (minimum 1 CMAS star or equivalent). A copy of it will be requested in order to declare the winner.
The winners will be the participants whose answer to the subsidiary question (total number of participants in the competition) is closest to the actual number of participants. In the event of a tie, the 1st answer (depending on the date and time of participation recorded) will be declared the winner.
THE COMPETITION IS FINISHED
Find the results tomorrow in Le Mag