Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes

Dive Review of Silhouette Cruises/Maya's Dugong in

Silhouette Cruises/Maya's Dugong: "Aldabra Atoll/Outer Islands Trip - Good Cruise to a Pristine Location", May, 2022,

by ROBERT PECORARO, HI, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 11927.

Photos Submitted with this Report

Click on an image to see an enlarged version and captions

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Silhouette Cruises runs two trips a year to Aldabra Atoll and the outer islands of the Seychelles on the Maya's Dugong vessel. The vessel is a multi-purpose boat that does diving, fishing and research cruises out of Mahe, Seychelles. It's a sturdy boat with a large fuel capacity to be able to cover the nearly 1800 miles that we traveled during our two week trip. It is a functional, comfortable boat, but it is not luxurious. It was pretty stable but we did have some long, rocky days and nights at sea. Some of the passengers did get sea sick. It was a surprisingly wet boat as the back deck got soaked while underway in higher seas. The food was good, but some passengers complained that it was not enough. I don't think that was the case, but the boat did provide more food after the complaints. The boat produces its own potable water. Some guests did not like the taste, but it didn't bother me. The diving deck is large and it is set up well. The diving is done from fiberglass tenders that are put in the water and picked up by an onboard crane. Getting on and ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Silhouette Cruises/Maya's Dugong   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Continental US, Hawaii, caribbean, Indo Pacific, Africa, Asia, South Pacific, Antarctica
Closest Airport Mahe, Seychelles Getting There From San Francisco or Los Angeles to Dubai and on to Mahe, Seychelles

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents
Water Temp 71-88°F / 22-31°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-100 Ft/ 12-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Safety stop at 45 to 50 minutes
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There was a camera table, but it was not enforced exclusively for cameras. No dedicated rins ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Was this report helpful to you?
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)
Subscribers can comment here

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 113 dive reviews of Africa and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Featured Links from Our Sponsors
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Indigo Safaris Dive and Wildlife Adventure
Indigo Safaris Dive and Wildlife Adventure
The Africa diving and safari specialists, 2 decades' experience, staff in-country. Cape to Equator, plus St Helena, Comores, Seychelles, & Madagascar.
Reef & Rainforest, Let our experience be your guide -- Reef and Rainforest
Reef & Rainforest, Dive & Adventure Travel
A full service dive travel agency that specializes in Africa. We know Africa. Red Sea Diving, Antiquities, Safari, Wildlife.

Want to assemble your own collection of Africa reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Undercurrent Home

Get more dive info like these and other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email.
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get a free
monthly email and
a sample issue!

Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |

Copyright © 1996-2024 Undercurrent (
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.

Page computed and displayed in 0.32 seconds