Full Day Catamaran Cruise with 2 Dives at Coin de Mire
|Operating Days||All Days|
|Activity Time||09:00 - 16:00|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
|Comment||Departure Point: Grand Baie|
Adventurous Full Day Catamaran Cruise with 2 Dives at Coin De Mire
Set out for an adventurous marine exploration at Coin de Mire with a Full Day Catamaran Cruise; where you will have the privilege to visit a spectacular wreck through an amazing diving experience.
Diving in the beautiful clear waters of the Indian Ocean is an absolute must when visiting Mauritius.
One of the most recommended dive sites is Coin de Mire, located off the North coast of the island. The water visibility is ideal almost all year long and it suits divers of all levels, from beginner to professional.
To help you get the best out of this outing, 2 dives are offered along with a lunch break and leisure time on Flat Island.
Additional Info about the Full Day Catamaran Cruise with A Dive at Coin De Mire
Set sail on the turquoise waters at 9 a.m. in a beautiful catamaran to spend an amazing day at sea. Your journey will begin at Grand Baie. You will be welcomed aboard the catamaran by friendly crew members and a professional diving instructor.
Coin de Mire is very popular among scuba divers for its splendid exploration spots and for the ‘Djabeda’ shipwreck. As you reach the area, you will be equipped for the diving session. The Djabeda wreck is a Japanese fishing boat lying upright on the sandy floor at a depth of 34 metres. The site promises a thrilling and adventurous diving expedition.
You will also get to encounter the thriving marine life around it; colourful corals and a wide range of fish featuring the king fish, moray eels, triggerfish, stone fish, lion fish, parrot fish, leaf fish and sea slugs.
After this amazing exploration, you will return to the catamaran, where a scrumptious lunch, including yummy appetizers and snacks prepared by the crew will be served. Relax on the beach or explore the Flat island through a leisurely walk after lunch.
At around 03.30 p.m., the catamaran will depart and reach Grand Bay at 4 p.m.
Itinerary for the Full Day Catamaran Cruise with 2 Dives at Coin De Mire
- Departure from Grand Baie at 09.00
- 2 Dives at Coin de Mire
- Lunch served on Flat Island
- Relaxation on Flat Island
- Catamaran heads back to Grand Bay
- Arrival at Grand Baie at 16:00
About the Islands
Coin de Mire
The Coin de Mire, also called Gunner's Quoin, situated 8 km north of Mauritius, is well known by divers as one of the best diving sites of the north of Mauritius. At an average depth of 6 meters (depth ranges from 3-9 meters), with crystal clear water offering great visibility, the snorkeling conditions are ideal year-round. The island is a nature reserve and as such it is not possible to go on the island. For those who enjoy bird watching, a number of native birds can be seen flying around the Coin de Mire or nesting in the cracks of the cliffs such as the famous Mauritius national bird - the 'pailles en queue. The Coin de Mire highest point is at 142 meters.
Flat Island, known as Île Plate in French, is located near the Round Island, at the extreme north of Mauritius, about 11 kilometers north of Cap Malheureux, the Mauritius' mainland's northernmost point. It houses one of the two working lighthouses in Mauritius.
Flat Island (size of 253 hectares, is the largest of the northern islets) is mostly flat, but has a single hill topped by a lighthouse. The vegetation is heavily modified.
North of Flat Island is Pigeon Rock, a spectacular bare rock stack, were many seabirds come for nesting.
Flat Island is a very popular venue for snorkelers, and also offers great dive sites. The island offers beautiful beaches with crystal clear turquoise water.
Food & Beverages On Board
As part of this special Full Day Catamaran Cruise, you will enjoy a tantalising menu with a wide selection of drinks:
- Assortment of toasts
- Smoked marlin Carpaccio
- Mini burgers
- Crispy chicken with peri peri sauce
- Fresh fruits
- A selection of rum
- Red/ white / Rosé wine
- Soft drinks
- Mineral water
- Coffee and Tea
About the Catamaran Boat
The Catamaran features high standard materials, refined design and spacious areas for an amazing time at sea. Catering for groups of up to 18 participants, you are sure to enjoy an unforgettable day-cruising experience.
The catamaran is an air-conditioned and as such, you will enjoy luxury par excellence with a cozy setting. Benefit from various amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious interior and exterior lounge including dining area, large comfortable sun beds and two trampolines. This first class catamaran is also embedded with an auto-pilot, GPS navigation system and audio system with a Smartphone’s port.
In terms of accommodation, it offers four luxurious bedroom suites where one additional bed can be added for one child in each of the two front bedrooms. Each room is well air-conditioned and includes an HD TV, a private en-suite bathroom with a mirror and a cupboard.
Catamaran Facilities on board:
- A fully equipped Leopard 43 Catamaran with 4 bedroom suites
- Air-conditioned Lounge/ dining room (inside and outside) and1 large deck at the front of the vessel
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Large comfortable sun beds and 2 trampolines at the front of the catamaran
- Snorkelling and basic fishing equipment
- Mobile phone charger (on battery)
- HD TV
- CD and radio (port for smartphone)
- Hot water (solar panels)
Minimum number of people: 4 participants
Maximum number of people: 18 participants
NOTE: Kids as from 3 years old must wear a life jacket during the whole cruise
What to bring: Clients should bring their sun-screen, sunhats, swimsuits, bath and beach towels and a change of clothes
- Exclusive Catamaran Rental: 845 Euros
- Catering (non-diving participants): 45 Euros /person
- Catering & Diving: 160 Euros /participant