Scuba diving in Sirius
Sirius is situated on Maeburg channel on the South of Mauritius. British ship HMS Sirius sunk during the battle of Maeburg on August 25, 1810. Now it lies in 20-25m/65-30ft of water on a silt covered ocean floor. The depth of the site is from 18m/59ft to a maximum of 25m/30ft.
When to go
The best time to dive at this location is from November through May, when the average water temperature stays around 28C/82F.
What to see
The site is of a great archaeological interest with many of ship's cannons lying exposed. Part of the ship lies in the silt that helped to keep the wooden parts preserved. All that is not covered with silt is teeming with life. Divers can observe schools of barracudas, stingrays, puffer fish and, on occasion, eagle rays. Because of silt the water visibility is not so great.