Mauritius is an island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Madagascar. If you’re looking for paradise, look no further! Diving here, you’ll find one continuous reef ecosystem as the island is surrounded by exquisite coral and over 100 dive sites to choose from. The water temperature is like taking a bath most of the year round but due to southeasterly winds, the best time of year to dive is between November and May.
Why go diving in Mauritius?
On the beautiful southern coastline, Blue Bay Marine Park offers divers staghorn and cabbage corals, hosts of damsel, butterfly and angelfish that crowd the reef too. If you are looking for a thrill, try the drift dive off the Pass St. Jacques which is where bull sharks, barracuda, grey and whitetip reef sharks are often spotted. The depths range from 7 metres to up to 45 metres for those who hold the necessary qualifications.
Wreck diving is also an option in Mauritius - intricate and mysterious spaces inside the many artificial wrecks are another of the islands great diving attractions. The Le Sirius, Tug 11 or the Djabeda are spread out around the shorelines and are home to rays, lion fish and eels.
Is it easy to arrange diving?
Diving insurance is highly recommended, you never know when you could need it (because accidents can happen!). Some deals offer scuba divers quality insurance and a medical assistance service, especially if you are an experienced diver and enjoy going deep.
Arranging diving is easy in Mauritius with several reputable dive centres offering a variety of qualifications to day trips.