The Providence Atoll is located 700 km southwest of Mahe and 56 km north of the Farquhar Atoll, the southernmost atoll of the Seychelles. This remote atoll has a total area of 345 km², including the large lagoon that stretches 55 km from north to south and 14 km from east to west. The atoll consists of two islands, Providence North and Cerf Island, and a shallow lagoon system with vast flats and sandbanks interconnected by numerous channels to the ocean. The large ear-shaped lagoon with secure lee anchorages provides easy access to fantastic fly-fishing grounds with a skiff. It is one of two destinations in the Seychelles where it is possible to catch bump head parrotfish.