Bertrand from Just Diving recommends Ti Corail. Found in the north of Mauritius, this nice shallow dive site is considered one of the most beautiful reefs around. There’s a plethora of wildlife to be found at Ti Corail, including lionfish, stonefish and moray eel. Bertrand told us that no matter how many times you take the plunge into this site, you’ll always discover something new. “It’s a site that is accessible to all because it is shallow,” Bertrand told us. “And you just have to look into the blue waters to discover eagle rays!”
Grand Baie Aquarium
Towards the north of the island, offering interesting rock formations and with a depth of only 15 metres, Grand Baie Aquarium is the perfect spot for training. Divers will be treated to displays from anthias fish, small morays, torpedo rays, flying scorpion fish, triggerfish and sea angels. Christelle Tocque, the director of Sunset Diving, picked it as one of her favourites. “The corals are alive!” she told us. “There are several varieties of fish, it’s accessible to all levels and the visibility is superb!”
Snake Reef might sound ominous but don’t worry, it gets its name from its shape rather than its occupants! A flat reef located in the middle of a snake-shaped sandbank with a maximum depth of 25 metres, Snake Reef is one of Katharina Dohmann’s favourite spots to dive. Located on the west coast of Mauritius near Flic-en-Flac, Katharina, who is the Director of Sea Urchin Diving Centre, told us that Snake Reef is ‘perfect’ for underwater photography. Home to just about everything from stonefish to scorpionfish, turtles to octopus, you can certainly understand why photographers flock to this diverse dive spot.