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The north of Mauritius has a huge amount to offer visitors on a diving holiday in the Indian Ocean, with beautiful beaches, along with the best shopping and nightlife in Mauritius. Grand Baie is the centre of life in the north. It has something to offer everyone with its numerous shops, galleries, and shopping centres. Grand Baie is home to the liveliest nightlife in Mauritius, thanks to the large number of superb restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
The sheltered north west coast and the northern coast offers the best diving in Mauritius. The diving is year round with the prime diving period between October to May. The diving and marine life here will be familiar to divers who have visited other Indian Ocean dive destination, there are also plenty of shipwrecks here as well, including the HassenMian in Balaclava, the Stella Maru in Trou aux Biches, and the Silver Star in Grand Baie. Water temperatures range between 22° Celsius in winter (5mm wetsuit) to 28° Celsius in summer (3mm wetsuit). Average visibility: 20 to 25 metres.