About Our Dive Shop

Hawksbill Dive Center is a scuba diving shop in Baie Sainte Anne, Praslin that offers scuba diving and snorkeling programs from beginners’ to dive masters’ level taught by a certified instructor by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors). Our shop also carries SEAC scuba diving and snorkeling gears.

Meet Our Owner

Our owner, Jamal Nibourette, is a 40-year-old businessman from Seychelles. Prior to being a licensed scuba instructor, he was teaching and traveling as a tennis instructor. Even though he has taught tennis pretty much all his life, diving was always alongside mostly for fun and as a part-time profession. As a child, his dream was to become a marine biologist or a marine conservationist. Now, he is happy teaching scuba diving.

How We Started

Our business began from scratch. Our owner, Jamal, started with having a few scuba gears and teaching friends for free during the weekend. His friends then referred him to their friends, so he decided to start stocking up on equipment and eventually bought a boat.

Then the time came that the house became too small to store all the diving gear and essentials, so our owner had to make it official. He got himself a dive center business license as well as a PADI instructor license, rented a little place by the sea, left his tennis coaching job, and the rest is history. At present, Jamal has been teaching diving lessons for more than 6 years.

Our Mission

Our mission is to introduce scuba diving to as many locals as possible and put Hawksbill Dive Center on the map. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best diving lessons available.