Why diving in Mauritius?

 

Temperature in Mauritius

Average Water Temperature

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

29°

30°

29°

27°

26°

24°

23°

23°

25°

26°

27°

28°

 

 

 

Average Water Temperature

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

31°

31°

31°

30°

28°

27°

26°

26°

27°

28°

30°

31°

 

 

 

The Underwater Life

The Mascarenes islands that include Mauritius, Rodrigues and Reunions island mainly were spared by 1998 El nino effects that devastated most of the corals through out the world.  El nino is a very warm system in the atmosphere that brings the water temperature quite high helping in the development and proliferation of bacteria that would kill the zooxanthellae living within the coral polyps that would cause coral whitening and bleaching then death. Mauritius was less severely touched (+/- 2%) because of our current coming from the west coast of Australia. This phenomenon, instead, favoured the growth of some other species such as madreporas and acroporas.

Diving in Mauritius is diverse, and in good conditions and easy. After the dives offers multiple opportunity to enjoy other pleasures: superb panoramas,  white beaches, wonderful turquoise lagoons,  some nice tails in 4 x 4 in the tropical rain forest, full day at sea and picnic on small desert islands, nautical sports, Golf, the local gastronomy.. The island is also renowned for the legendary kindness and hospitality of its people. The plurality of cultures that is source of permanent richness and tolerance of the rainbow nation.

Somehow still very confidential, and in spite of a reputation that is spreading from mouth to mouth, diving in Mauritius reserves many surprises.

 

What makes the difference between diving in Mauritius and other destinations?

A very rich underwater,  on some dive sites spectacular corals. Dives that are adapted to all level of divers. Depth are not limited to 30 metres as it is often the case in many other destinations. Many endemic or rare species. Few wrecks are accessible to divers. In a few words,  diverse dives  to please all level and a haven for underwater photographers.

 

There are possibilities for whale watching:

  • Sperm Whales: All year round for females and youngsters; and adult males  from November till April.

  • Hump back Whales: From End of April till October.

 

baleine et son petit

 

One of the two cabin cruisers of Blue Water Diving Center

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