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Diving in Pointe aux Piments
When to go to Pointe aux Piments
Summer months (November to March) are considered to be the best time for diving. February the air temperature can reach 30C/86F and the water temperature stays around 27C/81F. In August the air temperature is around 25C/77F and the water temperature is 22C/72F.
The average water visibility ranges from 20m/66ft to 25m/82ft. From November to April divers preffer offshore dives.
What to see
Each dive can be unique because of encounters with colorful underwater life such as butterfly and soldier fish, majestic lion fish, giant lobsters, scorpion fish, stone fish, barracudas and sometimes even dolphins and water turtles.
Scuba diving in Pointe aux Piments
The long beach of Pointe aux Piments extends from Baie aux Tortues in the south to Trou aux Biches. SSR International Airport is located in 62 km from it. There are rocky sections on the long stretch of sand. Although the beach is impressively long it is extremely narrow in some places. Pointe aux Piments is also known for its gorgeous sunsets. Several smaller hotels, apartment blocks and holiday homes can be found in the village of Pointe aux Piments, which does not really have a tourist infrastructure and is a typical coastal village on Mauritius. However, there is a wide range of supermarkets, smaller shops and restaurants for tourists to visit. The locals are friendly and welcoming and easy to make contact with. The highlight of Pointe aux Piments is its nearby coral reef, which is ideal for snorkeling and diving and is home to many sponges, large corals, sea anemones and a variety of multicolored fish. Both novice and experienced divers can have safe and enjoyable experience in these perfect conditions. Pointe aux Piments has an aquarium, which provides an overview of the marine fauna of Mauritius. The highlight of the aquarium is a large basin that allows visitors to observe over 150 sea creatures including giant morays, sea turtles, reef sharks and an impressive variety of shapes, colors and patterns of various underwater creatures inhabiting local waters that will inspire any imagination. The most popular sites include Water Lily and Emily Wrecks, Stella Maru Wreck, Coral Garden, and The Tube.