Three best dive locations and luxury resorts in Mauritius

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Three best dive locations and luxury resorts in Mauritius

Mauritius is a volcanic island located in the middle of the Indian Ocean. This idyllic island paradise offers wonderful tropical conditions that can be dived all year around. A diving holiday to Mauritius is best suited to families or couples looking for an affordable luxury dive holiday. 


Mauritius is surrounded by an almost uninterrupted coral reef which forms lagoons that can reach several kilometres wide and shelter stunning species of corals as well as an abundance of marine life, from turtles to tiny nudibranchs. 


Here are our top three spots on the island for diving:

Flic en Flac

Flic en Flac offers some of the best dive spots on the island. This is due to the ancient underwater layer of larva flow that follows the coast. Dive incredible sites like “Cathedral” with its arches, walls and caves while “Aquarium” is home to a rocky reef that is a sight not to be missed.


The dive centre at Flic and Flac is affiliated to the best diver training organisations such as PADI and SSI. Whenever the weather permits, the centre will organise safari dives to either the south pass of the island or the north, where different reef sharks can be seen together with the occasional bull shark.


The perfect resort to compliment your trip to Flic en Flac is The Hilton Mauritius Resort and Spa. This luxurious resort is renowned for its Mauritian hospitality and picturesque oceanfront location.


The location of the resort makes it the perfect place to explore the island and its surroundings. The resort also offers complimentary dolphin trips, water activities and eight spa cabins, and with three restaurants and three bars you will be spoiled for dining choices. The rooms boast uninterrupted views and luxurious interiors with all the amenities one might need.


North Mauritius

Prepare to be blown away by the incredible diving in the north of Mauritius. This area offers visits to Pereybere or Coin de Mire Island diving sites as well as to Round Island. The average depth of the dives can range from 10m to 45m deep. Look forward to some amazing wrecks along this coastline.


The award-winning Mauritius North Dive Centre located in this area offers free drop off and pick up from most major hotels in this region. The centre offers PADI, SDI, TDI and GUE courses, as well as daily dive trips, include two-morning dives and one afternoon dive to Mauritius’ best dive sites.


Stay at the superb Westin Turtle Bay during your visit to the north of Mauritius. This resort is perfectly located in a tranquil spot in the historic Balaclava area and faces the idyllic Turtle Bay, a protected marine park on the north-west coast of Mauritius.


The resort uses natural tropical elements like local teak and lava rocks with contemporary designs to create an elegant Mauritian atmosphere. Relax on the stunning natural beach, take a dip in the two outdoor pools or take advantage of the eco-friendly boat trips, water activities and other fascinating local tours and day trips.


Trou Aux Biches
Some incredible diving awaits you in this beautiful part of Mauritius. Look forward to year-round calm seas and perfect dive conditions. With tons of different dives sites and amazing wrecks including the Stella Maru, you will be able to dive a different site every day.  
The world-class dive centre at Trou Aux Biches offers two-morning dives as well as PADI dive courses from Discover Scuba Diving to PADI Divemaster. The professional and enthusiastic instructors are there to make sure that you get the certificate of your choice or to make sure that you are safe and happy on your dives around the island. 


Situated right next to the dive centre is the Trou aux Biches Golf Resort and Spa. This resort is located on a strip of white sandy beach with a turquoise lagoon with crystal-clear waters and 35 hectares of tropical garden. 


The accommodation boasts lavish chalet-style suites that have been built in crescents to promote a feeling of being tucked away in a lush tropical garden. The resort is the first eco-friendly resort in Mauritius with an emphasis on environmental preservation. So while providing a perfectly luxurious holiday the resort also focuses on making sure the surrounding environment is protected.  

With so many amazing options for luxury accommodation and even more amazing dive sites, Mauritius is the place to go for your next dive holiday. Contact us now to help plan your holiday in 2018.