< Back

Contact us

Our scuba travel experts are available 24/7 to assist you in planning and booking a fantastic scuba diving vacation

Cabins

8

Length / Width

36 m / 7 m

Year built / renovated

1920  / 1996

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

NO

Nitrox

NO

Highlights

  • Enjoy the rustic charm of this traditional 1920s schooner as it sails around the Seychelles in search of world-class dive spots
  • From tiny nudibranchs to eagle rays, there is everything here that divers wish to see. Even when snorkeling within the inner reef you can expect to see angelfish, octopus and mantis shrimp
  • The deck lounge at the stern is the perfect place to unwind with a drink as the sun sets or you can stretch out on the giant hammock net at the bow of the boat
  • Explore the islands on a land excursion or paddle around in the boat’s own kayaks between dives
Read more

Dates & Prices

Prices include taxes. Prices shown may be for non-divers.
Book now, pay later

No need to enter any payment details now.
You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

Payment options
BEST PRICE GUARANTEE we match any competitor’s price.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
24/7 EXPERT DIVING ADVICE from travel agents who are all divers.
Book in full confidence. We are PADI, the leader in diving.

Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 50% (downpayment)
  • 90 days before trip start: 50% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 50% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 60 days prior to arrival
  • 75% will be charged if you cancel between 60 and 30 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 30 days prior to arrival

Cabins

Description

This traditional Dutch sailing vessel blends rustic charm with comfortable accommodation, and offer adventure and relaxation as the SV Sea Shell cruises around the Seychelles

With it own special history, the Sea Shell liveaboard preserves their elegant testimonies of the past while offering a distinctive experience for today’s modern traveller. This two-masted topsail schooner has a beautiful rustic exterior and well maintained wooden finishings with cosy, comfortable accommodation.

What you can expect

Silhouette Cruises, based in the Seychelles, was founded in 1997. Unlike many of the more ‘modern’ vessels on which you may spend a liveaboard trip, SY Sea Shell and her sister vessels of Silhouette Cruises are traditional sailing vessels. The vessels and voyages are a unique experience, offering the amazing diving of the region combined with the romance and style of a traditional sailing vessel.

Amazing aquatic life, Shipwrecks, pristine beaches and white sand. The Seychelles really are a slice of paradise. From tiny Nudibranchs to Eagle Rays – there is everything here that a Diver could possibly wish to see. Out in the open water, Napoleon and Humphead Wrasses, schools of Bumphead Parrotfish, Stingrays, Reef Sharks, Green and Hawksbill Turtles are sometimes found. Even snorkeling or swimming within the inner reefs you may expect to find schools of Angelfish, Butterflyfish, or Octopus, Lionfish and Mantis Shrimp.

MY Sea Shell has a rich history. Originally built in the 1920's she spent the first chapter of her life traversing the English Channel and later as a fishing vessel. Then, in the early 1980s she was used as a sailing school vessel in the North Sea. In 1997, she was brought to the Seychelles where she enjoys her middle age redesigned as a dive boat cruising the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

She is marginally shorter than her sister vessels the Sea Bird and Sea Star. Nevertheless, there is ample space on board for a comfortable voyage and the smaller guest numbers means that, despite her slightly shorter length, it never feels crowded. Despite being a sailing vessel she has, in addition, a 300hp engine capable of powering her at a cruising speed of 7 knots.

The SV Sea Shell blends the rustic charm of a traditional early 1900s schooner with comfortable accommodation and modern amenities. Sea Shell, in common with her sister vessel Sea Pearl, has comfortable wood-trimmed accommodation for 16 guests onboard plus her 8 professional crew.

There are 8 cabins onboard with a choice of either double or triple berths. The triples being a double bed with single bunk above. The boat's policy is that cabins will not be shared with a stranger. Every cabin has air-conditioning and wash basin, and is wonderfully decorated for your comfort and convenience. Bathroom facilities are shared and consist of  3 Showers - 4 Toilets - 1 Deck Shower.

If you’re looking for somewhere inviting to spend time in the evenings, why not sit in air-conditioned comfort and read a book in the the Salon area. Or make use of the TV/DVD and stereo system.

At the stern of the vessel there is also a covered ‘Deck Lounge’ outside where you might unwind with a drink as the sun sets – or simply relax on your surface interval. On the top of the vessel there is Sun Deck for sun-worshippers. And, at the very bow of the boat, a net where you can lie as if in a giant hammock absorbing vitamin D!

In addition to the diving there are snorkeling and swimming opportunities throughout the voyage – and kayaks onboard too. For those wanting to explore, island visits also form part of the usual itinerary.

Beer and wine is also available onboard. Meals onboard are a selection of wonderful Local Creole dishes and Western cuisine.

HOW TO GET THERE

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

Read more

Deck Plan

DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Boat Amenities

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area

Great for families

  • Movies

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Amenities & services

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform

READ WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US

Dates & Prices
x

Save that favourite

With a PADI Travel account, you can favourite dive operators to come back to later on any device or computer

Log in or sign up