|Meeting Point:||La Pirogue Resort & Spa, Flic en Flac.|
|Session Time:||8:30 – 16:30|
|Dive Time:||Will be communicated 24 hours in advance.|
|Arrival Time:||15 Minutes prior to dive time.|
What you may expect:
So far Mauritius has been unknown for his impressive diving destinations. For this reason you will be surprised by the variety of diving spots it provided. The underwater world of Mauritius offers breath-taking seascapes of volcanic origin and unique rock formations. The diversity of the fish’s native in the Indian Ocean for sure will impress your eye.
Due to its low wind conditions the west coast is perfect for diving. There one can find marvellous Flora and Fauna. The weather conditions on the west coast are very good, so an unusual calm sea without huge waves will make your dive a comfortable experience.
In the immediate vicinity of Flic-en-Flac (5-15 minutes) you will find a variety of attractive diving spots at different depths, including Drop Offs, caves, reefs and five ship wrecks which prevent any long navigation time.
Caves and Arches
Cathedral: With a max. depth of 28 meters, the Cathedral is the most well-known diving spot of Mauritius, Accessable for experienced divers, a combination of caves and chimney duct (Drop Off) makes this dive site unique.
Swiss Drop: is the Drop Off area situated around the Cathedral, having a more accessible passage and a shallower depth of max. 23m. The Swiss drop is also convenient for the less experienced diver.
Colin Bambous: A combination of a fantastic Drop-Off, reef section and Cave. Due to his depth of about 34m, this diving site is suitable for advanced divers who are specialised in “Deep Dive” or possessed at least a CMAS Level 2 accreditation.
L`Eveillé: proposes a very pleasant diving experience alongside a Drop-Off including a small arch at 25m. L’Eveillé can be combined with another diving site called “Takota,” an anemone garden situated in the direct vicinity.
La Prairie: pleasant Drift Dive, which can combine ideally with a Drift Diver Speciality Course.
Aquarium: Between 5 to 20 meter, ideal for beginners due to a multitude of colourful reef fish living there.
Snake Reef: Fish and photographers paradise. Situated at 25 m, a reef section gathering a huge variety of fish concentration. As from the Lionfish, Scorpion fish, Stonefish, moray eels of different sizes as well as the smaller species such as slugs and leaf fish. Snake reef also known as “Rempart Serpent” is a diving spot that will impress your eye.
Big Rock: Beautiful drift drive, easily accessible for any qualified diver offering an architecture for a deeper dive (26m max) or a shallower dive (20m Max). If the conditions are good and a smooth current is present, Big Rock is one of the diving spots where you might have the opportunity to see eagle rays drifting.
Canyon: Another drift dive with an overwhelming underwater seascape, having a deep depth of up to 35m max. It’s a diving spot accessible to advanced divers who have a qualification in “Deep Diving” or min. CMAS level 2.
Canon: An ideal spot for beginners with a small steep slope and beautiful sand bank, ideal for improvement of buoyancy. Ideal for photographers because it offers a rich variety of fishes and smaller species for those who are passionate with Macro Photography.
Sweet Lips: Reef with few relief, simple access, proposing a relaxed dive with a max depth of 19m. Sweet Lips also offers a diverse fauna which is ideal for photographers.
Battery: Similar to Sweet Lips, ideal for a relaxed dive, ideal for photographers who want to take their time and feel at ease.
Roche St. Anna: Huge sandbank with few rocks, offering ideal condition for trainings and exercises when it comes to any diving practical exam.
TUG II: 18m depth ; ideal for beginners and photographers, a small ship wrecked without any interior access that has been barely affected by the sea condition. Situated in the middle of a sandbank, it proposes a huge concentration of fishes, which will delight photography lovers.
KEI SEI 113: Is often combined with Parc situated at 36m depth. Kei Sei is an old Japanese fishing boat that was immersed over 30 years ago as an artificial reef.
St. Gabriel: 36m, very similar to Kei Sei. An old Japanese fishing boat that has been immersed so as to create an artificial reef. Both wrecks are approximately of the same age but St. Gabriel is pretty much intact
L’Orient: Before “TiangXiang” is was the largest wreck in front of Flic en Flac that could be found at this depth (38m). Due to the fact that at least CMAS 3 *** or Deep Diver Specialty PADI or SSI permission is a prerequisite for this dive, only few divers have experienced this ship wrecked.
TiangXiang: max 45m, the youngest shipwreck, sunk on June 17th 2014. We have participated actively in this spectacular event.
Deep Dive Sites: Deep Dives are possible only with small groups sizes. The ratio of instructor to divers should be, 1: 1 or 1: 2. The divers should also have a qualification or accreditation corresponding to CMAS level 3***
Park: max. 45m, a section of colourful reef, closeby one of our ship wreck dive sites thus often combine together.
Manioc: max. 45m, a single coral formation on a sandbank.
Black Forrest: max. 45m, according to the name, it’s a spot filled with huge black corals.
Madrass: 50m, having a rock formation surrounded by a sandy ground.
Rempart L’Herbe: max. 55m, offering a stunning rock formation.
Cavern Moe: 60m, cave.
Corail Rose: 40-55m deep, a pink coral reef that is situated on the flat side of the dive site, with a small passage and individual rock formations with big black corals.
Minimum age: 10 years old. For minors under 18 years of age, the consent forms and liability release forms must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Insurance: Tariff excludes a Rs 200 compulsory Insurance fee per person valid for 2 months.
Note: A Medical questionnaire needs to be completed prior to commencing stating no indication against diving. A medical statement is required for divers above 60 years old or if you have any health issues like asthma, diabetes, heart problem, or if you had recent surgery or intervention.
Access: The dive center is located within the hotel La Pirogue, and even if the access is granted to non-resident for the diving center, please note that you will not be allowed to use some of the hotel facilities such as the boathouse, the Transat and hammock on the beach and the pool. Theses are reserved for the hotels resident guests.
Activity not recommended for Pregnant Women due to potential complications.
Swimwear & beach towel required.
Reservation Required 48 Hours in advance & subject to availability.
100% cancellation fee applicable within 24 Hours.
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