The main purpose of our trip to Mauritius was for scuba diving. How did we like it? Well…it’s hard to say. We enjoyed the trip. We had fun on the dives. However, we were a bit underwhelmed.
We expected more. I did a good amount of research and what I was able to find led me to believe that:
- The reefs were in great condition and not bleached out, as they are in the Maldives.
- The Le Morne area was the best for diving in Mauritius.
The reefs, although healthy, were very bleached out. It was very similar to the Maldives that way. I don’t know if most of the Indian Ocean is like this. (Diani did not seem bleached.) If anyone has any information on this, please contact me.
The area around Le Morne was all right. The reefs were as I described. There wasn’t as much marine life as I thought. I don’t know. Maybe the timing was off. I know the peak season is December, but late October is meant to be pretty good too.
Also, while we were there, we met a couple who told us that actually the northern part of the island is better for diving. Again, I don’t know. We do want to go back to Mauritius so we might check out that part the next time we visit.
Overall, it was still a fun dive trip. As I mentioned in a prior post, I wasn’t able to take many photos. I did take some video and that will be coming up soon.
In the meantime, here are a couple pictures.