Mauritius: the perfect place to learn to dive

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Mauritius: the perfect place to learn to dive

Have you ever wanted to explore the underwater world, want to know what it’s like to breathe underwater or simply want an amazing holiday where you can explore all your tropical island destination has to offer? Then Mauritius is where you need to be! The idyllic north coast of Mauritius presents the perfect playground if you want to learn to dive or are simply looking for a wonderful dive holiday where you can also enjoy quality time with your loved ones. 


Mauritius is easily reached via direct flight from the UK and most major European airports and with only a few hours time difference you don’t have to worry about wasting a day of your holiday due to jet lag! Mauritius also offers fantastic value for money for your next dive holiday with great prices surpassed only by the high standards of the luxury hotels and resorts found on this island paradise.


Learn to dive in Mauritius

If you are thinking about learning to dive, or would like to give it a try, Mauritius is the perfect choice for your next holiday! Enjoy a detailed briefing and pool orientation session at the centre we work with, or in comfort of the pool at your luxury hotel, and get comfortable with breathing underwater, the equipment and the basic procedures. Thereafter the professional dive team will take you out to one of the many easy dive sites in Mauritius for a truly memorable experience. With excellent visibility, warm waters and easy to reach and safe beginner sites, anyone can learn to dive in Mauritius!


Mauritius dive sites

Mauritius is home to a vast array of dive sites, with some of the best being those in the north of the island. The centre we work with regularly visits the dive sites in Grand Baie, Péreybère, Bain Boeuf, Cap Malheureux, Trou Aux Biches and Coin de Mire. Here you can enjoy marvelling at interesting rock formations and coral patches home to moray eels, sting rays, octopus, turtles and a variety of fish species including sergeant majors, trumpetfish, lion fish, moorish idol, goatfish, striped large emperors, blotch-eye soldiers, stone fish, ghost pipefish, leaf fish, clown fish and porcupine fish. 


Due to the easy nature of these dives, Mauritius is also a great destination for learning more about wide angle and macro photography and the dive centre we work with does offer underwater photography courses.


For more experienced diver,  diving safaris can be arranged to Flat Island, Round Island and Snake Island where canyons, caverns and drift diving awaits. Here reef sharks, barracudas, king fish and tuna are the highlight of these dives.


The Planet Dive experience

The owner run dive centre we work with in Mauritius offers a wide variety of PADI and SSI Courses so that you can earn your initial scuba diving certification or advance your scuba diving skills and knowledge while on holiday. This small centre offers a fun, personalised environment with scuba diving courses taught by professional instructors with only the best equipment.


You can also rest assured knowing that our team has personally visited the hotels we work with in the area and can recommend the best accommodation option for your budget and needs. Whether it is a luxury honeymoon experience, an all inclusive resort with a kids club and activities for the entire family, or a newly renovated boutique hotel that tickles your fancy, we are on hand to assist with choosing the right hotel for your Mauritius dive holiday.


So contact us today and start planning your next diving adventure!