Mauritius has some of the most stunning coral life on the planet, not only rich in coral life but also rich in marine life. The underwater world of Mauritius can be called a natural wonder by itself. The waters surrounding the island are teeming with hundreds of colourful fish.
Scuba diving has always been a popular leisure activity for tourists. Few things gets your adrenaline flowing like swimming with schools of fish streaming by your side as you take in the natural beauty of the vivid coral reefs and the marine life of Mauritius.
The island is attractive to scuba divers because of the safe waters and near perfect diving conditions. Mauritius is a place of magical beauty for scuba divers with a reef that extends all the way around the island and warm, crystal clear water.
Scuba divers in Mauritius have an endless choice of magnificent dive sites. If you are a novice diver you can start at the shallower side of the island whereas veteran divers can head for the more daring dive sites such as cliffs, caverns, reefs, pinnacles and wrecks. One of the most famous and popular sites is the Cathedral situated off Flic en Flac on the western coast of Mauritius.
The best months for diving are the summer months because in the summer season, the warm water draws a profusion of fish and marine life. People going for diving during summer can easily spot many exotic fish, including parrot fish, groupers, wrasses, sweet lips, angelfish, sergeant majors, trumpet and clown fish, moray eels, crayfish, barracudas, sharks, turtles and eagle rays along with the wide variety of corals, sponges and sea anemones.
Many hotels and resorts in Mauritius can organize scuba diving trips along with instructors. Some even have dive centres that are run by professionally trained staff, to ensure an unforgettable and safe diving experience.