Mauritius is a superb location for scuba 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 an abundance of marine life. Mauritius offers great scuba diving experiences for all with shallow comfortable scuba dive sites for beginners, as well as walls, rock formations, caves, reefs and wreck for the more experienced.
Belle Mare has more than 18 unique scuba dive sites, excellent diving conditions, ranging depth of 3m to 30m adapted the level of experience and qualification and the best drift dive of the island to offer. All our scuba dives offered at the Maritim Crystals Diving Center are guided scuba dives and particular attention is attributed to each and every scuba diver adjusted his or her experience and skills.
Each scuba dive is planned in advance to ensure a fascinating and yet safe scuba diving experience. A pre-dive briefing is conducted on boat or at the Scuba Dive Center, where entry and water exit procedures are refreshed, any particular point of interest and special conditions and safety procedures are reviewed to maximise 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 colourful Leaf Fishes (Rhinopias eschmeyeri) and various nudibranchs. As spearfishing is banned in Mauritius, the marine life are not afraid of divers and remain curious when approached slowly.