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Diving in Belle Mare
When to go to Belle Mare
Scuba diving in Belle Mare is great all year round, though December to March is considered to be the less favorable period due to the cyclones in that time. Summer in Belle Mare lasts from October to April with air temperatures of 25-32C/77-89F, and with water temperatures of 22-28C/71-82F, and winter, from May to October, with the average air temperature staying around 17-23C/62-73F. Currents can be strong (up to 2 knots) and usually attract big schools of fish.
What to see
Scuba-diving in Belle Mare can be very interesting. Underwater world is represented by tunas, barracuda, damselfish, pipefish, trumpet fish and sharks.
Worth visiting dive sites include La Passe Belle Mare, Sea Fan Valley, and Château. The average depth of La Passe De Bella Mare, Sea Fan Valley and Passe de Trou d’Eau Douce sites ranges from 12-30m/39-98ft. A huge variety of giant sea fans can be seen here growing amongst the coral along the cliff face.
Scuba diving in Belle Mare
Belle Mare destination seems to be the most attractive place in Mauritius for rich tourists, who are attracted here with luxurious hotels located along the coastline. SSR International Airport is located in 47 km from Belle Mare. Residents of local hotels can sun-bath either on public beaches, or on secluded and remote areas. Wonderful lagoons create excellent opportunities for admiring nature. Trou d’Eau Douce village located nearby is a turning point for various tours around the place. For those who are tired of swimming and lying in the sun there is a Natural Spring in a man-made stone hole to be observed. Victoria 1840 (an old sugar mill) is another place worth visiting. However, the most exciting activity for tourists is diving. Dive sites around Belle Mare are accessible by boat and approximate depth is around 20m/65ft. Sites are great for underwater photography and even suitable for children diving. Night dive in Belle Mare is outstanding as well. Divers can hide in large holes on depth and take a suitable position for enjoying fish swimming by.
410 m away
- No Nitrox
- Free Transferfrom recommended hotels
1.41 km away
- No Nitrox
- Not required Transferfrom recommended hotels