The warm, crystal clear, tropical waters of Mauritius provide a
wonderful experience for divers from across the globe and divers
should make sure they bring their diving card or certificate with
them when visiting this exotic destination. The island offers a
wonderfully diverse range of marine life and diving sites with
everything from colourful coral reefs teeming with life and old
rusty shipwrecks boasting buried treasures to dark and mysterious
underwater caves and endless drops. Expect to see angelfish,
batfish, soldier fish, scorpion fish and moray eels. Head to the
Blue Bay and Balaclava Marine parks for a day you won't soon
forget. As the water temperature reaches around 79°F (26°C)
in the summer months, wetsuits are optional while in the winter
months the average water temperature drops to around 71°F
(22°C) and wetsuits are advisable.
Diving courses are available to beginners from PADI and CMAS and there are at least 20 dive centres located across the island. Those who prefer to stay a little closer to the beach can enjoy some fabulous snorkelling in the clear, calm waters where the coral reef and its colourful inhabitants can be explored.