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About Flacq

District of Riviere Noire is the Western part of the island of Mauritius. During the summer season large schools of fish come close to the island attracting larger predators. This district is known for its beaches, vibrant coral reefs, turquoise lagoons and several underwater wrecks. It is one of the most popular dive regions in Mauritius. There is a wide range of interesting dive sites to explore, especially around La Morne and Flic en Flac. At Flic en Flac the underwater cliffs and caves turn the sea floor into an intricate maze. Worthwhile dive sites in the area are Cathedral, Rempart Serpent reef, La Passe Belle Mare, Sea Fan Valley, Château, Passe St.Jacques, Castle and others.

When to go to Flacq

The climate is hot, daily air temperature ranges between 25-32C/77-89F throughout the year. Water temperature ranges from 24 to 28C/75-82F. Scuba diving is possible year-round, though the best time for diving here is from October to December and March to April. Between January and March cyclones are possible. But in this part of the Indian Ocean cyclones are usually mild, and the weather gets worse for no more than a week.


What to see

These diving sites house a wide variety of sea creatures, such as pods of dolphins, parrot fish, sea bass, wrasses, morays, variety of lobsters, fire fish, eagle rays, large tuna and sharks, marlins and a huge variety of corals.