In terms of land and population, the Seychelles is Africa’s smallest country. Yet its 90,000 residents share a million square kilometres of sea stocked with Poseidon’s most glorious species. Better still, because these waters have seldom been spearfished, sea life appears entirely unafraid of humankind. Divers will find GoPro-friendly gems like the camouflage grouper and Picasso triggerfish.
From a superyacht like 67.5m ICON
, deeper ocean denizens can be spotted throughout winter. These include the kaleidoscope-striped rainbow runners, which can also be hooked on a line for an evening feast. The trickiest catch is the bonefish. This aerodynamic tube of muscle can weave and duck at 60km/h. That’s nearly as fast as the Yahama Waverunners found on ICON’s deck.