Providence Atoll, Seychelles
The latest atoll to be explored in the Indian Ocean
Providence Atoll is the newest and hottest venue we are currently offering in the Indian Ocean. Hardly visited and mostly exploratory it is a fisherman’s paradise focusing on giant trevally, bluefin trevally, bumphead parrotfish, triggerfish and bluewater species.
aboard the Mayas Dugong
Accommodation is on board the Mayas Dugong, an ex-research vessel which has been upgraded and modified into a mother ship catering for long range fly fishing expeditions.
She is rustic but can accommodate up to 12 fly fishermen, four guides, as well as eight crew and four security. She can store and transport four tender boats on her spacious aft deck and because of her large size and high fuel storage capacity, the Maya’s Dugong can cover long distances at good speed and comfort in almost any sea conditions. There are seven cabins, all with ensuite facilities. The interior is air-conditioned the common rooms well sized. The food is fantastic with a mix of Creole and international cuisine.
“Outsize Bonefish, Milkfish, bluewater stuff, you name it, this remote part of the Indian Ocean has got the lot.” H.G.
Undiscovered Fishing Paradise
According to the authorities who govern this tropical paradise, less than 1000 people have visited the atoll over the last 100 years.
Providence Atoll is situated 380 nautical miles SSW of the main island Mahe and is just short of being the most southerly atoll in the Seychelles group. This huge atoll measures 55 kilometres in length, north to south and 14 kilometres in width, east to west. Farquhar is the closest island to Providence that harbours an operational airstrip.
Location: Providence Atoll, Seychelles
Water Type: Saltwater
Season: April to May and October to November
Species: African Pompano, Barracuda, Blue Fin Trevally, Dog Toothed Tuna, Moustache Trigger Fish, Picasso Trigger Fish, Wahoo, King Mackeral, Bonefish, Giant Trevally, Milkfish, Sailfish, Triggerfish
Activities & Amenities
The Seychelles is 3 hours ahead of GMT and flying time from London is approximately 10 hours plus transfer time.
Visas are not required for British passport holders.
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