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About scuba diving in Mauritius

Mauritius, a small gem in the Indian Ocean, is situated to the east of Madagascar and surrounded with fine coral reefs. Scuba diving in Mauritius is undoubtedly worth the trip. The crystal clear waters, abundance of marine life and colorful reefs provide magnificent backdrop for scuba diving enthusiasts. Both beginners and certified divers can have safe and enjoyable dives in these perfect conditions. There are numerous great dive sites all over the island. Beginners can start at the shallow side of the island, whereas experienced divers can head straight for the more adventurous dives such as cliffs, caverns, reefs, pinnacles and more than 20 wrecks. The most popular dive sites tend to be on the North and West, near Grand Bay, Flic en Flac and Troux aux Biches where there are ship wrecks to explore. Particularly, on the North Coast near Grand Bay and Pereybere some of the famous dive spots include the Whale Rock, Water Lily and Emily WrecksSilver Star wreck, Holt's Rock, and Coral Garden. Myriad of species of colourful fish and corals create a fantastic scenery. On the West Coast the Cathedrale, an undersea cave near Flic en Flac, is especially popular. Divers have a chance to explore the mysterious life pulsating in the waters of the Cathedrale. South East Coast is packed with various caves, crevices and slopes. Roche Zozo, Colorado and Sirius Wreck (18m/59ft) are some more good dive sites on the South East coast of Mauritius. On the East Coast the most famous dive spot is Belle Mare lagoon. Visitors get a chance to swim with sharks, barracudas, kingfish, rays and tunas. 

When to go to Mauritius

The best time for diving in Mauritius is from October to December and March to April, as though January and February are the are peak months for cyclone activity. From November to April the warm water attracts an abundance of marine life. Also during these months the underwater visibility is the highest making divers journey under the sea more pleasurable. Average air temperatures in summer varies from 25-32C/77-89F, and average air temperatures in winter varies from 20-23C/68-73F. The average water temperature during the year is 22-28C/70-82F.


What to see

Angelfish, butterfly-fish, soldier fish, large corals, majestic lion fish, giant lobsters, scorpion fish, stone fish, barracudas and, with a bit of luck, dolphins or water turtles can be seen while diving in Mauritius. 

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