Welcome to Mahe – the largest of 115 dazzling islands in the Seychelles archipelago – where the turquoise waters and colourful coral reefs of the Indian Ocean are your playground. From our research station in Cap Ternay we run marine, wildlife and coastal conservation programs. Spend your days diving or snorkelling alongside dolphins and schools of tropical fish, while contributing to the protection of the island’s ecosystem.
Painted in hues of green and blue, the beautiful Indian Ocean paradise of Mahe is also Seychelles’ largest island. Our Cap Ternay coastal and marine research station is conveniently located next to the spectacular Baie Ternay Marine Park.
This picturesque spot is where participants contribute to marine, wildlife and coastal conservation programs. With immediate access to the beach, ocean and jungle, we run various marine and island conservation programs. Our focus is on safeguarding biodiversity through habitat restoration and monitoring the health of coral reefs, seagrass, mangroves, and endangered wildlife and plant species.
This island is a marine wonderland! You’ll find all sorts of ocean creatures here, from colourful tropical fish like parrotfish to bigger ones like dorado. And don’t forget about the rays – there’s eagle, spotted, feathertail and stingray to check out in the nearby waters. Plus, you might get lucky and spot dolphins, hawksbill turtles, green turtles, reef sharks and even the majestic whale sharks. It’s a marine lover’s dream come true!
You will be offered the opportunity to get your PADI Advanced and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver qualification. From beginners to advanced divers, our programs cater to all skill levels and offer a unique opportunity to gain valuable diving experience while contributing to ongoing conservation efforts. This will aid you while working on critical marine conservation projects. There will also be the chance to take part in plankton sampling and in-water turtle dives.
If you’d prefer sticking to the shallow waters, no problem! If diving isn’t your thing, we offer various snorkelling programs where you can experience the beauty of the ocean without the need for scuba training or deeper dives.
Mahe boasts stretches of pristine palm-fringed beaches where you can take a languid afternoon to soak up the sun. If you prefer more exerting activities you can go for a hike in the Morne Seychellois National Park. It is also worthwhile to visit the country’s capital city, Victoria, and their local market which is bustling with people selling their wares. This is also a great place to buy trinkets and curios to bring back for your friends and family.