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Why you'll love diving in Mauritius!

  • Direct flights from the UK and only a 3 hour time difference makes it very accessible
  • Good diving conditions for both beginner and more experienced divers
  • A good variety of dive sites, such as wrecks and drift dives

Mauritius is ringed by dive sites but some of the best diving in Mauritius is found along the north western coast. The reef consists of a rock base covered in hard and soft coral species. Mauritius has a lot to offer for a diving holiday in the Indian Ocean, and with direct flights from the UK plus only a 3 hour time difference, it is very accessible. 

While Mauritius may not be able to claim world class status as a dive destination it is a superb holiday destination with some very nice, even excellent, diving for both beginner and the more experienced. 

In the South West there is a good chance of seeing some of the bigger stuff such as Reef Sharks and even Bull Sharks during some of the faster drift dives. In the North West, the best know area for diving, there are some very nice shelving reefs and thriving marine life. Almost all of the hotels here have dive centres attached to them.

There is a also a Marine Park very close to the airport in the South East side which is perfect if you are looking for a luxury hotel with some really good reef diving close at hand...and a short transfer !

Mauritius enjoys a typically tropical climate with year-round heat, although the southeast trade winds help it never to feel too muggy. The summer months are from December to April, when it can nevertheless be extremely humid, and the winter, such as it is, runs from May to November, and is cooler and drier. The best months to visit Mauritius are May to early December. January and February, the peak cyclone months, are best avoided by water-sports enthusiasts and divers. Cyclones rarely hit Mauritius but cyclones way out at sea can bring days of squally rain. Apart from the Christmas-New Year peak, Mauritius doesn’t really have high and low seasons.

Top regions in mauritius

Best for - Beginner (10/10), Intermediate (10/10), Technical_diver (8/10)

Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, has a lot to offer as a dive destination. With direct flights from the UK and only a 3 hour time difference, it is very accessible. Most of the diving in Mauritius is on the West and North West part of the island, mostly because this is the leeward side away from the prevailing South Westerly trade winds. You can dive in Mauritius all year, but the visibility may be a little better from November to March. Scuba diving in Mauritius is generally quite easy, with a nice mix of wrecks and reefs plus some gentle drift dives on the outer island just off the northwest point.

Mauritius is perfect for a family diving holiday, or a learn-to-dive holiday. If you are an experienced diver looking for world-class marine life, you cannot compare the diving here to the 'big' locations like The Maldives, Red Sea or Indonesia. Mauritius is all about a great beach holiday, with some 'nice diving' combined with exploring the beautiful island.

We only work with the very best PADI Scuba Diving centres in Mauritius, so you can be sure of the best service, safety standards and equipment. There are many dive schools around this region but only very few that offer a high level of service using purpose-built dive boats (as opposed to small converted fishing boats).
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