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Diving in Balaclava (Mauritius)

Mauritius is a superb location for diving all year round with excellent visibility under water (up to 40 metres) and a pleasant water temperature of 22 ° Celsius in winter (May-September) and up to 29° Celsius in summer (October-April). Mauritius is surrounded by a coral reef with a coastline of approximately 330m all abundance of marine life. Mauritius offers great diving experiences for all with shallow comfortable dive sites for beginners, as well as walls, rock formations, caves, reefs and wreck for the more experienced.

Our dive sites range from Turtle Bay to Mont Choisy passing through Trou aux Biches, with more than 21 dive sites, all within a ranging depth of 5m to 30m adapted to the experience and qualification of our divers. Our dives are guided dives with a minimum group ratio of 4 divers to 1 dive master.

Each dive is planned in advance to ensure a fascinating and yet safe diving experience. A pre-dive briefing is conducted on boat or at the Dive Center, where entry and water exit procedures are refreshed, any particular point of interest and special conditions and safety procedures are reviewed to maximize the best underwater adventure.

Many species of marine life inhabit Mauritius’ waters including Sharks, Barracuda, Tuna, Red-Snapper, Rays, Eels, Bass, Dolphins, Turtles, over a hundred species of Coral, Octopus, Crabs, Squid, Lobsters, Gorgonians, Lionfish (Pterois antennata), Angelfish, Parrotfish, Grouper, Sergeant-major fish and much more. Some amazingly rare fishes inhabit the waters of Mauritius such as the colorful Leaf Fishes (Rhinopias eschmeyeri) and various nudibranchs. As spearfishing is banned in Mauritius, the marine life is not afraid of divers and remains curious when approached slowly.

The Maritim Diving Centre has had the opportunity to expand and now have the pleasure to propose dive sites on the East Coast of Mauritius at our sister dive centre: The Maritim Crystals Diving Centre based at the Maritim Crystals Beach Hotel, 4-star. If you are eager to see more and experience different diving sites and conditions to what the Maritim Diving Centre offers, the East Coast is a very interesting alternative. Please enquire with our Crystals dive team.