Sea Shell

Sea Shell-

Sea Shell is a 118-foot double-masted schooner with a storied history. Built in 1920 in Netherlands, its first job was to guide ships across the English Channel. During WWII, the owner sank the vessel to prevent it from being used during the war. It was recovered in 1949 and redesigned as a fishing trawler. In 1982 it went through three years of painstaking reconstruction and renovation, and sailed again the channel, this time as a sailing school. In 1997 it was purchased and sailed to the Seychelles where central heating was replaced with air-conditioning and diving equipment installed.

All eight cabins onboard are air-conditioned and have wash basins. The share bathroom utilities include three inside showers, one deck shower and four toilets. The twin cabin has two bunk beds, the two triple cabins three bunk beds, and five double cabins a double bed and an extra bunk bed. There is a dining salon and plenty of deck space. Period details throughout the vessel speak of its history.

Sea Shell is available for flexible schedule diving cruises for a maximum of 16 divers onboard. The crew includes PADI instructors with years of Indian Ocean experience. 19-foot tender onboard facilities shore excursions and dive trips. Watersports onboard include snorkeling and kayaking and. November to April 7-night cruises depart from Mahe on Saturdays, and May to October 6-night cruises depart Praslin on Saturdays.