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Scuba Diving in Mauritius, Port Louis

Mauritius - the island of incomparable beauty situated in the Indian Ocean is home to some of the world's finest coral reefs and marine life ever to be seen. Teeming with hundreds of gaily-colored fish, the underwater world of Mauritius can be deemed a natural wonder in its own right. Scuba diving is the perfect way in which tourists can partake in the pleasures of watching nature's amazing beauty. Scuba diving in Mauritius is indeed a very enjoyable experience.

 

Scuba diving has always been a very popular pastime for tourists. Nothing gets the adrenaline pumping like the rush of swimming with schools of fish streaming by your side as you take in the beauty of vibrant coral reefs and the marine life of Mauritius. Mauritius is attractive to scuba divers because the island provides quite safe and near perfect conditions. With a coral reef that extends right around the island and water that is both warm and crystal clear. Mauritius is a place of enchanting beauty for divers from around the world. The diving sites in Mauritius are secure, given the warm temperatures of the water and a generally good visibility that even the first timers are more than enthusiastic to dive into the azure water of the island.


Even though Mauritius is an evergreen scuba diving destination, the months of summer are considered the best time for this particular water sport activity. This is so because in the summer season, the warm water attracts an abundance of fish and marine life. Persons going for diving during this particular period an easily catch sight of exotic fishes that include parrot fish, groupers, wrasses, sweetlips, angelfish, sergeant majors, trumpet and clown fish, moray eels, crayfish along with a wide variety of corals, sponges and sea anemones. Scuba divers in Mauritius are spoilt for choice of dive sites.

 

There are numerous dive sites strewn all over the island. Beginners can start at the shallow side of the ocean whereas experienced divers can head straight for the more adventurous dive sites such as cliffs, caverns, reefs, pinnacles and wrecks. One of the well-known and popular dive sites in Mauritius is the Cathedral that is located off the Flic en Flac on the western coast of Mauritius.


Other dive sites in Mauritius include the Whale Rock and Roche Zozo that is an underwater rock pinnacle and the submerged crater near Ile Ronde. All the major hotels and resorts of Mauritius arrange for scuba diving trips along with instructors. Some even have a dive centers that are operated by professionally trained staff, to ensure a memorable and safe diving experience.

Best Time for Diving in Mauritius : November to March are considered to be the best time for Diving.
Dive Sites in Mauritius : Coral garden - Jardin Des Coraux, Islands reef, Pigeon Rock - La Force, Merville Patches
Driving Packages Cost : Price for 1-4 dives:55 Euro / dive

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