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Diving in Mahebourg

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When to go to Mahebourg

The best time for diving in Mahebourg is from October April, though January and February are not so good for diving due to cyclone activity.

The average water temperature during the year is 22-28C/70-82F, although in the summer temperature can be even higher providing for better diving conditions. Usual depth of dive sites is around 20m/65ft with moderate currents of 1-2 knots.

 

What to see

Divers have a great chance to observe large selection of corals and various underwater inhabitants. Damselfish, pipefish, sailfin tangs, trumpet fish, surgeonfish, butterfly fish and sharks are frequently spotted during dives in Mahebourg.

Scuba diving in Mahebourg

Mahebourg is a city located on the Mauritius coast and named after the successful French governor Mahe de La Bourdonnais. Mahebourg is located in 8km/4,9mi from SSR International Airport. It was built by the Netherlands and tourists can feel themselves captured by the atmosphere of the French and Dutch colonial past while passing along wide streets. Tourism industry is flourishing in Mahebourg nowadays with lots of attractions on offer. Travellers should visit Le Val Nature Park to admire local species in greenery around ponds, Mahebourg National History Museum with numerous artifacts and visit Tamil Temple and Notre Dame Des Anges church. One can leisurely sunbath on porcelain-sand beaches, which stretch for miles and are washed by crystal-clear waters to dive in. Diving around Mahebourg is a marvelous experience as local dive sites offer different kinds of dive. Divers can explore coral reefs with numerous tunnels teeming with the adversity of marine species, which create splendid views for underwater photography. Scuba-diving is also represented by a wreck with several cannons, which would attract the attention of every archeologist. Dive sites are accessible by boat. Diving is possible for divers of all levels.

Most popular dive sites

Main dive sites are in the proximity of Blue Bay. Some of the most popular include Colorado, Roche Zozo, and Sirius. Not far from Mahébourg there is a Lagoon Belle Mare, which is rich with a wide variety of marine life.