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The Cathedral is one of the best dive sites in Mauritius.
Come under the water with us and let’s take a look…
The sheer drop off fuses with enormous boulders to create an exciting topography of caves and arches, where lobsters scuttle over the rock and reef fish zig-zag above you. You can dive down to nearly 30 metres in this area and explore the cathedral-like cavern, lit angelically by the sunlight beaming through the surface of the water.
This dive spot is located on the west coast of the island near Flic-en-Flac and is one of our favourites!
Would you like to dive here?
Catch me if you can…
Along the north coast of Mauritius is a calm lagoon ready for some crazy, fun times on waterskis.
Who is missing our island’s ocean playground?
How would this underwater adventure make you feel? Calm, excited, nervous?
Mauritius is one of the best destinations in the world for diving – and its multiple shipwrecks are just waiting to be explored. Stella Maru wreck can be found at a depth of 25 metres off the northwest coast, close to Trou-aux-Biches, and was purposefully sunk in 1987 to create an artificial reef.
As you swim through its carcass, you’re likely to see shoals of blue triggerfish, plus the odd giant moray poking out of its hiding place on the lookout for a snack. The inside of the wreck is stunning too, so add Stella Maru to your diving wishlist.
Say hello to our friendly neighbours!
This pod of dolphins is regularly seen off the coastline of Mauritius and swimming with them in the wild is one of life’s most special moments. Just don’t forget to respect their underwater world and let them come to you if they choose.
The west coast is their favourite playground and you can see both bottlenose and spinner dolphins here, often travelling in pods of 20. Sometimes we are lucky enough to spot over 100 sliding through the water to the deeper ocean off Le Morne peninsula!
Would you like to glide through the water among these graceful and intelligent creatures?
Coral reefs are beautiful, fragile, fascinating.
Underwater photographer @gerald_rambert filmed these corals in the lagoons close to Pointe d’Esny and Bel Ombre, getting a close-up view of this underwater ecosystem. Can you spot any butterflyfish, damselfish or wrasses?
There are many ways to help protect coral while you’re on holiday. You can choose a reef-safe sunscreen, avoid touching or treading on the coral, and follow one of the dedicated snorkelling trails in Mauritius.
Comment with a 💙 if you promise to be coral aware.
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