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The western dive sites of Mauritius include drop-offs, walls, reefs as well as wrecks, and are mostly found along the coastline of Flic en Flac. Just like its sister island, Reunion, Mauritius is born of volcanic eruptions. The flow of lava left incredible underwater seascapes. Tunnels, where lava once flowed, are now shelters for crustaceans as well as magnificent underwater discovery spots. Sites like Cathedral, found on the west part of Mauritius will leave divers in awe. It is a gigantic cave, reminiscent of a Cathedral vault, that divides the drop- off in two. The blue contrasts projected against the wall of the gigantic arch, bring a very special feel to the dives. Further south, the same drop-off gives birth to huge arches like Bamboo or l’Eveillé, where trevallys, giant moray eels and sometimes stingrays hide into the shadows. Further north, Snake reef is one of the most popular dive sites of the island for amateurs of macrophotography. It is the dwelling place of various species of scorpion fish, moray eels as well as a wide variety of critters.

Below, some of our best dives dives !

Cathedral
Max depth: 30 mts / Average depth 20 mts / Diving level required : Advanced

Located on the west part of the island of Mauritius, Flic en Flac, Cathedral is one of the best dive site in Mauritius.The sheer drop-offs , connecting with huge boulders, has created a unique underwater scenery with arches and caves, sheltering lobster and reef fishes. With a maximum depth of 30 meters, it is better to make this dive on Nitrox. The top of the wall is full of fish, specially when there is a bit of current.

Snake reef
Max depth: 26 mts / Average depth 25 mts / Diving level required : Advanced

Snake reef is the northern dive site of Flic en Flac, facing the coastal cliffs of Médine Sugar estate. It is mainly composed of boulders not higher than 2 meters, laying on a sandy bottom. It gives its name to its elongated reef shape, but also to the abundance of Money eels. It is the favorite of the underwater photographer who will struggle to surface. Best dived on Nitrox and without current.

L'EVEILLÉ
MAX DEPTH: 30 MTS / AVERAGE DEPTH 25 MTS / DIVING LEVEL REQUIRED : ADVANCED

Situated almost in front of the dive school, l’Eveillé is the most t southern dive site on the drop-off that follows the coast of Flic en Flac. Facing its very pretty small arch and chimney, you will find on the reef, a great variation of fish, nudibranches , morays and if you are lucky sometimes a shark.  l’Eveillé is surely among the best dive site of Flic en Flac.

L'AQUARIUM
MAX DEPTH: 20 MTS / AVERAGE DEPTH 10-15 MTS / DIVING LEVEL REQUIRED : AS FROM BEGINNERS

A diving site for all level of divers, Aquarium honors its name due to its large variety of reef fishes. Many different types of moray eels as well as  the tremendous opportunity to observe eagle rays very closely. it is also the best dive sites for the mix level of divers.

TIAN XIANG
MAX DEPTH: 46 MTS / AVERAGE DEPTH 35-40 MTS / DIVING LEVEL REQUIRED : SPEC ``DEEP DIVER`` OR CMAS **DIVER MINIMUM.

The Tian Xiang 137 was a 44 m Chinese longliner operated by IBL Fishing. It was bequeathed in 2014 to the Mauritius Marine Conservation Society for creating an artificial reef. The Tian Xiang 137 is the 16th boat sunk by the MMCS off the Mauritius coast. The operation was led by MMCS in partnership with the Mauritian Scuba Diving Association, the Mauritius Ports Authority and the Coast Guards. It is a beautiful wreck now laying at about 40 to 45 meters on the bottom outside of L’Eveillé.

TUG 2
MAX DEPTH: 20 MTS / AVERAGE DEPTH 20 MTS / DIVING LEVEL REQUIRED : OPEN WATER DIVER

Tug 2 is a small small laying on a sandy bottom, at 20 meters. Close to Snake Reef, the wreck shelters loads of Lion fish and and is ideal for newly qualified Open water divers, that need to practice their buoyancy. Leaf fishes, groupers, nudibranchs are often sighted there. The sandy bottom around it also welcomes a family of garden eel. Its main purpose was to create an artificial reef and surely did its job.

KEI SEI 113 / PARK
MAX DEPTH: 40 MTS / AVERAGE DEPTH 30 MTS / DIVING LEVEL REQUIRED : ADVANCED WITH DEEP DIVER SPECIALITY.

Park is the name given to combinations of 2 main areas; the reef laying at 40 meters and the wreck Kei Sei 113, close to it. Kei Sei 113 was sunk the 11 October 1987 on a bottom of 36 meters. It was an old restaurant boat that has sunk already twice in the harbor. The owners, bankrupted, decided to give it to the divers. Covered on the whole surface with a layer of concrete to stabilized it.. the structured has cracked and has become very fragile, making it risky for wreck penetrations. The reef next to it, is one of the richest reef of the island.

BIG ROCK
MAX DEPTH: 30 MTS / AVERAGE DEPTH 20 MTS / DIVING LEVEL REQUIRED : AS FROM OPEN WATER DIVER

Big Rock is an unique place! It can be the best diving in Mauritius…. if there is a slight current running north-south… as it can also just be an average dive if there is no current. It is a known fact that the fish like current and will hover on top of steep wall, and wait for food to arrive. Bog rock is covered with Eagle rays when it is the case. Also we have a residential turtle that instead has found here a shelter when the current is strong. However, approaching them requires some experience as they are shy animal and would scattered if they feel the slightest threatening display among the divers.  Definitively recommended when there is current.

BAMBOO
MAX DEPTH: 30-35 MTS / AVERAGE DEPTH 20 MTS / DIVING LEVEL REQUIRED : ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER

Bamboo is located between l’Eveille and Cathedral, on the same wall following the coastline of Flic en Flac. It is renown for its incredible underwater architecture, including 2 arches, a small one at 35 meters and a huge one at 28 mts. It also included a very rich small reef facing the big arch and and a 20 meter tunnel that leads to the top of the wall. Out of nowhere, facing the wall lies a huge rock, with anemones and clownfish on its top. Some say, that they prefer Bamboo to Cathedral. However, as soon as you have a small swell, the visibility decreases first in this location… for a reason still to be discovered…

REMPART CANON
MAX DEPTH: 20 MTS / AVERAGE DEPTH 15 MTS / DIVING LEVEL REQUIRED : OPEN WATER DIVER

Rempart canon is located north of Flic en Flac, facing the cliff of Médine sugar estate. Not far, a river runs mostly during rainy season. The dive site gives its name to the canon that lays on top of the small rempart. This canon belongs to the Banda ship, who sunk after a cyclone in 1615. The vessel, owned by Pieter Both, general governor of the Dutch east indies company,  was carrying porcelain of the dynasty Ming. In 1979, most of the remaining treasure was brought back to the surface and exposed in the blue penny museum and the museum at Grand Port. Still some pieces of porcelain, covered with blue paintings can be seen between the rocks.

CORAL GARDEN
MAX DEPTH: 20 MTS / AVERAGE DEPTH 10 MTS / DIVING LEVEL REQUIRED : AS FROM BEGINNER

Coral Garden is a sloppy coral reef facing the hotel, outside the lagoon. In the middle, at 12 to 14 meters, a patch of the finest sand you can find, will provide the perfect bed for training student divers. Mostly covered with corals formations, most of the small reef fishes can be found in this area.