Liveaboard Review

Brace yourself for a fantastic adventure through the Seychelles Archipelago with the SY Sea Bird. It is the sister vessel to the SY Sea Star that also frequents these waters. The SY Sea-Bird was built in 2000 and refurbished in 2007 with the modern amenities a world-class liveaboard requires. It has a length of 137ft/42meters and a beam length of 27ft/8.5meters. The classic Sea-Bird is at its most beautiful when the sails are hoisted and are the number one liveaboard in the region for budding U/W photographers and scuba divers.

Our Overall Review


Things we like:

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    Many people were happy with the beaches and sites they got to explore on the excursions
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    A couple of divers said that swimming with the whale sharks was a highlight for them
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    Some people commended the efforts of the crew and staff on being kind and catering to their needs
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    Many people said the food was excellently prepared daily
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    People noted that this is a liveaboard that they would return to in the future
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Things we don't like:

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    A couple of divers said the visibility in the water was poor at times
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    A couple of divers were taken back by the amount of bleaching in the reefs
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Diving on the SV Sea-Bird in Seychelles

SY Sea-Bird liveaboard

Prepare yourself for a diving adventure unlike any other you have ever attempted with pinnacles, exhilarating drop-offs, granite reefs, vibrant corals, and various marine species that include mantas, sailfish, and whale sharks. Besides scuba diving, you can always go fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, and various land excursions. The crew is always welcoming and ready to make your stay on the liveaboard more pleasant.

Interior and entertainment areas

The SY Sea-Bird can house up to 18 guests in 9 air-conditioned cabins. All of the cabins have en-suite facilities and have ample storage for your personal belongings. You will have a choice between triple and double cabins that are specifically designed to make the best use of the space.

Other facilities on the liveaboard include a salon and deck areas. The salon is equipped with a TV and DVD player with a studio system. It also has a dining and bar area. There is also a dryer and washer that guests will be able to use at any time.

Dive deck on the liveaboard

The dive deck was redesigned to maximize the platform so that divers could move freely. It has two steps on the left and right side that leads to the dive platform. There are also no-slip mats placed on the dive platform as an added safety precaution.

Food on the liveaboard

Divers know that have great energy levels is the first step to a great dive and getting energy-rich foods will help in that regard. The chef will also indulge your taste budge with Western and Creole-inspired dishes. Meals are served three times a day with snacks throughout the day. There are also alcoholic beverages served on the liveaboard like beer and wine.


Seychelles is made up of 115 islands and is famous for its granite walls, and healthy tropical reef systems. A normal dive itinerary will last seven nights. The departure point of the liveaboard is in Mahe and some of the destinations to look out for are La Digue, Praslin, and the Sisters.

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