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Diving in Trou aux Biches
When to go to Trou aux Biches
Diving is possible year round. The best time to travel on the west coast: mid-October - mid-May as the great diversity of marine life can be seen. Air temperature varies from 17-30C/62-86F throughout the year. The water temperature ranges from 23 to 28C/70 to 82F.
What to see
While diving here, divers will enjoy the abundance of marine life, which include trumpet- and cornetfish, barbels, sweetlips, snappers, puffer fish, surgeonfish, morays, mackerels, barbels, batfish, lion fish, stone fish, slugs, triggerfish, big sting rays, turtles, butterfly- and banner fish, anemones, and others.
Scuba diving in Trou aux Biches
Trou-aux-Biches is a very beautiful beach in northern coast of Mauritius. Trou aux Biches is located in 66 km from SSR International Airport. This area is a fast-developing tourist destinations full of visitors seeking better beaches, cheaper facilities and less hectic atmosphere than in Grand Baie. The crystal clear waters and the rich marine world attract to Trou aux Biches lots of snorkellers and scuba divers. Scuba diving in these waters is represented by varieties of fish, colorful corals, white sandy bottoms, wrecks. reefs, caves and drop-offs. Also there is one more benefit of diving here - the currents are generally weak so diving here can be very a genuine pleasure.
The most well-known dive sites around Trou-aux-Biches are Water Lily and Emily Wrecks and Stella Maru, The Tube, Coral Garden, and a bit further - Rempart Serpent dive site. Other interesting sites are Peter Holt's Rock (with its basaltic rocks of volcanic origin with crevices and caves), Lobster Rock (great for beginners), and Tombant de la Pointe aux Canonniers (for experienced divers).