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Poivre Atoll

Poivre Atoll - Dive Discovery Seychelles

The Seychelles can be described as a crown, dotted with a collection of rare gems in the form of isolated islands and remote atolls. One of the crown jewels is Poivre Atoll in the Outer Islands of the Seychelles.


Poivre Atoll is situated on the eastern edge of the Amirante Bank, a short 268 km from the main island of Mahé. Made up of two islands, namely Poivre and Île du Sud, the Atoll forms part of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles.

Fly fishing - Poivre Atoll

Fauna and Flora

The remote islands of Poivre Atoll remained undiscovered until the 1770’s and thus the landscape has provided a quiet reprieve for various species.

Once explored, the islands were used for vanilla, nuts, maize, cattle and pig farming. In recent years, the atoll’s landscapes have become a popular nesting ground for bird species like Chinese and Blue Heron, Whimbrels, fodies, noddies, Greater Frigatebirds and Fairy Terns. The sandy shores are also important nesting grounds for Hawksbill and Green Turtles.

Hawksbill turtle - Poivre AtollSnorkeling - Poivre Atoll