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Mauritius Dive Sites - Mauritius, Indian Ocean

If you choose a diving holiday in Mauritius, you will find a good range of diving sites for beginner up to advanced divers. The sheltered west coast, particularly the southern and northern ends have an array of reefs, predominantly rugged in nature with crags, overhangs, caverns and gullies, a common feature on the majority of dives. The main diving season is from October to May but with a good year round climate, it is possible to dive here most of the year.

The north west of Mauritius is regarded as the best for diving on the island in the Grand Bay and Trou aux Biches areas. Here, over 23 dive sites are accessible from the 4* Plantation Resort. Further south, over 10 sites plus the possibiliyt of dive safaris from the 3* Indian Resort and Spa Hotel with an excellent multi-sport centre offering kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing, cycling and golf options from the hotel.

Diving in Mauritius matches it's stunning landscape above the water, stunning underwater 'mountains'. You will find some amazingly rare fish like the colourful leaf fish (Rhinopias eschmeyeri) and the 'lion fish' (Pterois antennata). With spearfishing banned, the aquatic fauna remains curious on the approach of fellow divers. Massive Green turtles can be seen.

For advanced divers, the Silverstar wreck offers a great wreck dive. Located 40m down, this former fishing vessel that was sunk to create and artificial reef. Due to its deep depth, the ship has escaped the many ravages of souvenir hunters that are the downside of frequently visited dive sites. The ship is coated with soft corals and gorgonians and is home to some large morays that have taken up residence in the Silverstars holds and cabins.

Diving Safaris are possible to the North Islands and to Sharks Point from Plantation Resort and Ramora Divers. Enjoy a day trip aboard a Catamaran with 2 to 3 dives scheduled on the itinerary (subject to local conditions) with a barbecue and snorkeling so non-divers can also enjoy the day. Pick up from the Resort’s jetty at 08:00hrs and return at around 17:00hrs.

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.
 

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