Dive Sites

Mauritius is surrounded by a coral reef with a rich marine life – and offers shallow comfortable dive sites for beginners, as well as Wrecks, walls, rock formations and Caverns for the experienced. There are dive sites right around Mauritius, however the best diving is along the North coast due to its consistently good sea and weather conditions.

With over 21 dive sites, within a short boat trip from the Maritim Diving Center alone, there is plenty of choice for beginner and advanced divers. Here is a small selection of the most common dive sites.

Holt Rock

Depth: 12-22m
Environment: Big basaltic rock, Gigantic Sea fanss
Expect to See: Giant Morays, Titan Triggerfish.

Lost Anchor

Depth: 24-30m (ML)
Environment: Big basaltic rock, Black Coral , Green Coral, Old Anchor.
Expect to See: Jack fish, Snapper, Eagle ray

Stenopus

Depth: 28-35m
Environment: Big basaltic rock, Gigantic Sea fans, Green & Black Coral Valley
Expect to See: Giant Moray, Eagle ray

Caravelle

Depth: 14-28m
Environment: Big basaltic rock, Sea fan
Expect To See: Bat fish, Barracuda, Eagle ray, Shark

Crater

Depth: 12-20m
Environment: Big Coral patch
Expect to See: Bat fish, Turtle, Eagle ray

Mimi’s Arch

Depth: 9-13m
Environment: Coral patches, Fringing reef
Expect to See: Goby, Lion fish, Parrot fish, Sweetlips

Coral Garden

Depth: 10-20m
Environment: Sand bank, Coral Reef, Anemone
Expect to See: Stone fish, Leaf fish, Lion fish, Parrot fish

Trou aux Biches Reef

Depth: 14-19m
Environment: Sandy Bank, Coral patches
Expect to See: Morays, Ribbon Eel, Numbibrach, Stone fish, Titan triggerfish

Stella Reef

Depth: 12-26m
Environment: Sandy patches, Coral patches
Expect to See: Parrot fish, Lion fish, Morays, and Ribbon Eel.

Chilli Drop

Depth: 5-13m
Environment: Small Drop off, Small Caves, Coralline rock
Expect to See: Lobster, Morays, Scorpion fish, Ribbon Eel, Octopus

Pyramid

Depth: 12-25m
Environment: Coral patch, Anemone
Expect to See: Parrot fish, Trumpet fish, Eagle ray, Clown fish.

Oberoi Reef

Depth: 5-14m
Environment: Coral patches, Sandy patches
Expect to See: Parrot fish, Trumpet fish, Lion fish, Morays, Emperor fish

Barracuda Reef (DSD)

Depth: 12-15m
Environment: Coral patches, Anemone
Expect to See: Morays, Box fish, Trumpet fish, Barracuda, Clown fish, Leaf fish, Lion fish, Turtle,

Turtle Cave

Depth: 17-22m
Environment: Coral patch, Cave, Green coral, Tabular coral
Expect to See: Morays, Lobster, Lion fish, Stone fish, Sweetlips, Turtle, Angel fish, Parrot fish, Surgeon fish

Poison Reef

Depth: 17-26 m (ML)
Environment: Sandy patch, Coral patches, Anemone, Tabular coral
Expect to See: Morays, Stone fish, Lion fish, Leaf fish, Trumpet fish, Box fish, Porcupine fish, Surgeon fish

Albert Wall

Depth: 27-40m
Environment: Drop off, Green coral, Tabular coral, Coral patches
Expect to See: Porcupine fish, Butterfly fish, Surgeon fish

Maritim Reef

Depth: 13-15m
Environment: Sandy bank, Coral patches
Expect to See: Morays, Ribbon Eel, Parrot fish Butterfly fish, Turtle , Eagle ray, Leaf fish

Stella Maru

Depth: 19-26m (ML)
Environment: Wreck, Green coral
Expect to See: Giant Morays, Triggerfish, Porcupine fish, Jack fish

Emily and Waterlily

Depth: 26-28m
Environment: Wreck, Anemone, Tabular coral
Expect to See: Yellow mouth Morays, Porcupine fish, Lionfish, Leaf fish, Mantis shrimp, Crocodile fish, Emperor fish

Azuma Maru

Depth: 28-33m
Environment: Wreck, Encrusting coral , Green coral
Expect to See: Porcupine fish, Emperor fish, Snapper, Nudibranchs, Jack fish

Lost Anchor

Depth: 24-30m (ML)
Environment: Big basaltic rock, Black coral , Green coral, Old anchor.
Expect to See: Jack fish, Snapper, Eagle ray

Caravelle

Depth: 14-28m
Environment: Big basaltic rock, Sea fans
Expect To See: Bat fish, Barracuda, Eagle ray, Shark

Stenopus

Depth: 28-35m
Environment: Big basaltic rock, Gigantic sea fan, Green & Black Coral valley
Expect to See: Giant Moray, Eagle ray

Albert Wall

Depth: 27-40m
Environment: Drop off, Green coral, Tabular coral, Coral patches
Expect to See: Porcupine fish, Butterfly fish, Surgeon fish

Lost Anchor

Depth: 24-30m (ML)
Environment: Big basaltic rock, Black coral , Green coral, Old anchor.
Expect to See: Jack fish, Snapper, Eagle ray

Stenopus

Depth: 28-35m
Environment: Big basaltic rock, Gigantic sea fan, Green & Black Coral valley
Expect to See: Giant Moray, Eagle ray

Albert Wall

Depth: 27-40m
Environment: Drop off, Green coral, Tabular coral, Coral patches
Expect to See: Porcupine fish, Butterfly fish, Surgeon fish

Azuma Maru

Depth: 28-33m
Environment: Wreck, Encrusting coral , Green coral
Expect to See: Porcupine fish, Emperor fish, Snapper, Nudibranchs, Jack fish

Mimi’s Arch

Depth: 9-13m
Environment: Coral patches, Fringing reef
Expect to See: Goby, Lion fish, Parrot fish, Sweetlips

Coral Garden

Depth: 10-20m
Environment: Sand bank, Coral patch , Anemone
Expect to See: Stone fish, Leaf fish, Lion fish, Parrot fish

Stella Reef

Depth: 12-26m
Environment: Sandy patches, Coral patches
Expect to See: Parrot fish, Lionfish, Morays, Ribbon Eel,

Chilli Drop

Depth: 5-13m
Environment: Small Drop off, Small Caves, Coralline rock
Expect to See: Lobster, Morays, Scorpion fish, Ribbon Eel, Octopus

Barracuda Reef (DSD)

Depth: 12-15m
Environment: Coral patches, Anemone
Expect to See: Morays, Box fish, Trumpet fish, Barracuda, Clown fish, Leaf fish, Lion fish, Turtle,

Maritim Reef

Depth: 13-15m
Environment: Sandy bank, Coral patches
Expect to See: Morays, Ribbon Eel, Parrot fish Butterfly fish, Turtle , Eagle ray, Leaf fish