There are currently 30 diving centres in Mauritius that
are registered with the Mauritius Scuba Diving Association
(MSDA). Each centre is run by professionals who
conspicuously enjoy what they do, making diving in
Mauritius a friendly and satisfying experience. All the
dive masters are multilingual, so language is seldom an
obstacle. But even if it is, geniality of the Mauritian
people soon overcomes it. Diving in Mauritius should be
viewed as an enjoyable part of an overall holiday
experience, rather than the sole motivation for going to
Mauritius is frequently compared with other diving areas
in the Indian Ocean, such as the Seychelles, the Maldives
and the Kenyan coastline, and even with the Red Sea .
Usually Mauritius comes off badly- simply because people
expect the same conditions and under water scenery as can be found in these diving areas.
Of course Mauritius is none of these. The island has some
amazing diving experiences to offer, such as playing with
eagle –rays, watching sharks hunt their prey, swimming
through forests of gorgonian – some over 2m (6.6ft) in
height, seeing walking fish flex their beautiful butterfly
wings when they feel threatened, passing through
lobster-filled chimneys and canyons, feeling the power and
purpose of the tuna, whales and even marlin as they propel their way through your dive sites.
Each is a unique experience that makes diving in Mauritius
a different and pleasurable adventure. There are also many dive sites which are filled with tropical fish so that
diving in these areas is like diving in an open aquarium.
Mauritius has this, but it also has something more: some
of the most relaxed, amiable and professionally operated
diving centres in the world. Here you are not a number, or
just another diver waiting in a queue to be whisked off to
a dive site and taken down by a dive master who has become a robot.
In Mauritius the natural hospitality of the
people comes bubbling through and you are soon made to
feel as if you are diving with ‘buddies' you have know
all your life. Mauritius marine life conceals an infinity
of sea treasures. It's crystal- clear lagoons and
magnificent coral beds inhabited by bright colourful fish
and moray eels will not fail to surprise the occasional
swimmer or diver.
The local undersea life is varied around the coastline.
Lagoons are very large and the water is very calm for the
swimmer along the northern beaches. Behind the barrier
reef, the experienced scuba driver can come across some
spectacular underwater caves or large coral blocks.
On the East coast the underwater life is more varied with
greater water circulation in the lagoon. Old shipwrecks
are a continuous attraction to scuba divers. One of the
most spectacular ways to explore the ocean bed is to go on
board the Blue Safari Submarine. You will enjoy a superb
encounter with the marine life and get a chance to see
various wrecks dating back to the 17th century.There are more than thirty diving centres around the Island , operating independently. However we would highly
who are based at Villas Caroline – Flic en Flac – Mauritius .