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Sharks diving in Mauritius!

Experience the most exciting and thrilling diving in Mauritius – Sharks diving.

This is one of the unique highlights of diving in Mauritius.

The sharks diving package consists of 2 dives, done in the same dive site.

This way you will get to explore bigger area of each dive site and increase the chances of encountering sharks.

Mauritius Attractions offers you to experience shark diving in 3 possible locations in Mauritius:

  • Mauritius South West –The dive site is situated off the west coast of Mauritius between the Tamarind Bay and Le Morne. The departure point for this diving trip is the village of Tamarin.
  • Mauritius East - The dive site is situated off the east coast of Mauritius between Belle Mare and Trou d’Eau Douce. The departure point for this diving trip is the village of Trou d’Eau Douce.
  • Mauritius North – The dive is situated off the coast of Flat Island which is situated about 16km north of Mauritius mainland. The departure point for this diving trip is Grand Baie.

Mauritius Attractions is not able to guarantee seeing sharks as part of this diving package, with that, the chances of seeing them are very high. What we do guarantee is no matter what, you will get to see beautiful diving sites full with a variety of fish and corals.

Sharks Diving – Mauritius South west

Explore one of the most famous dive sites in Mauritius - “The Pass of Jacque”.

The dive site is situated off the west coast of Mauritius between the Tamarind Bay and Le Morne. You will travel by speed boat from Tamarin Bay heading south west to the deep sea until reaching the diving site. The boat trip from Tamarin to the diving site takes about 30 minutes.

As part of this diving package you will have two dives along this underwater passage, each in a different area of this 200 meter passage.

Both dives are drift dives through the reef where you could see sharks, rays, turtles... and many more…

What will you see?

Grey reef sharks, bull sharks, Eagle rays, Stingrays, Saw Jenkins Rays, sea turtles, Huge Travelly, huge Vara Vara.

Additional information:

  • Average depth: 10 m / 32.8 ft
  • Max depth: 28 m / 91.8 ft
  • Water Current: Strong ( > 2 knots)
  • Visibility: Medium (8 - 20 m)
  • Dive site quality: Great (5 stars)
  • Marine biology interest: Outstanding

Sharks Diving – Mauritius East Coast

See the sharks and many more reef fish at the “Passage of Belle Mare” situated off the East coast of Mauritius.

The Passage of Belle Mare dive site is situated off the east coast of Mauritius between Belle Mare and Trou d’Eau Douce. The departure point for this diving trip is the village of Trou d’Eau Douce and the boat trip to the dive site takes about 15 minutes.

The underwater passage covers an area of 2 km long and 1.5 km wide and offers a lot to see. There are at least five different sites along the passage, all worth seeing. As part of this diving package you will visit the two main sights with a clear focus on sharks encounters.
The Passage of Belle Mare is considers the finest dive site of the east coast of Mauritius.

There is a fantastic parade of pelagic and reef fish to be observed at this dive site. Strong tidal currents push the deep water back and forth through the passage, providing nutrients for a staggering array of species. The seascape for itself is a sight worth seeing, rich with numerous chasms, gullies, coral, canyons and sandy valleys the sight is very impressive. The passage attracts several types of sharks, especially bull sharks and grey sharks which regularly patrol the area.

This is a drift dive from the lagoon going down to about 20 meters through a natural pass in the reef barrier, you will be carried effortless through the pass by a strong current.

What will you see?

A wide variety of reef sharks including bull sharks ranging from 2 to 3.5 meters and black-tip reef shark, eagle rays, magnificent giant kingfish (30-40kgs), shoals of horse eye kingfish, barracuda, trevally, big wahoo as well as other pelagic fish. During the dive you will also see numerous varieties of soft corals, parrot fish and other reef fish can be seen.

Additional information:

  • Average depth: 15 m / 49.2 ft
  • Max depth: 33 m / 108.3 ft
  • Water Current: Strong ( > 2 knots)
  • Visibility: Medium-Good ( 10 - 25 m)
  • Dive site quality: Great (5 stars)
  • Marine biology interest: Outstanding

Sharks Diving – Mauritius North

Diving at the famous “Sharks Pit” situated off the coast of the beautiful Flat Island at the very North of Mauritius.

The Sharks Pit diving site is situated at the south-western side of Flat Island, on the foot of a huge rock called pigeon rock. The dive site got its name for its large concentration of sharks.

The departure point of this diving trip is Grand Baie. Owing to the long distance from the mainland, the boat trip to the sharks pit can take almost an hour.

Due to rough seas and strong sea currents, this site is generally only dived in summer (October – March) and only by highly experienced divers.

The shark pit has been hollowed out of the wall of the big pigeon rock which is 25 meters high and has a circumference of around 60 meters.
Originally a cave, the roof of the cave collapsed at some points leaving the open pit visible. This pit has become sanctuary for sharks.

During the dive you will encounter bull sharks, back tip reef sharks ranging from 1 - 1.5 meters in length as well as grey reef sharks and silvertip reef sharks swimming in a circular pattern in the open pit.
The entrance to the pit itself is found at 10m and descends to 14m inside. Outside the pit the depth ranges from 16m down to 22m where you can see a wide variety of fish.
Inside the pit you can witness anywhere from 5 to 30 sharks swirling within it for the rich Oxygen available due to the crushing waves above the pit.

This dive is considered as a drift dive as there is almost always a slight tidal current.

What will you see?

Unique cave with a wide variety of sharks including black tip reef sharks, bull sharks, grey reef sharks and silvertip reef sharks, and also plenty of fish such as tuna, big king fish, mackerel and many more.

Additional information:

  • Average depth: 18 m / 59.1 ft
  • Max depth: 25 m / 82.1 ft
  • Water Current: Strong ( > 2 knots)
  • Visibility: Medium-Good ( 12 - 28 m)
  • Dive site quality: Great (5 stars)
  • Marine biology interest: Good – Main focus on Sharks encounters

About Diving in Mauritius

Mauritius, the island of incomparable beauty situated in the Indian Ocean is home to some of the world's most breathtaking coral reefs and marine life ever to be seen. Full with bright-colored fish, the underwater world of Mauritius can be deemed a natural wonder.

Each dive becomes a unique experience when looking at colorful fish like the butterfly and soldier fish, large corals, majestic lion fish, giant lobsters, scorpion fish, stone fish, barracudas - and with a bit of luck you will get to see dolphins or water turtles.

  • To learn more about the diving conditions in Mauritius check our Diving in Mauritius page
  • Limitations:

    In order to take part in these dives you should fulfill at least one of these conditions:

    • Have a diving certificate (either PADI or CMAS).
    • For divers with no diving certificate, it is possible to go for the sharks diving by bringing their diving logbook to proof their diving experience (minimum of 5 dives documented in the log book).
    • For divers with no diving certificate and with no logbook, it is possible to go for this dive only after successfully passing a diving skill test which will be done before departing for the sharks dive. In case a diving skills test is required, only once the diver successfully passes the test, he will be entitled to go for the dive. In case of a failure, then it will not be possible to go for the sharks dive, and the client will be charged only for the cost of the diving skill test and will be refunded for the amount paid for the sharks diving.

    Please note that the sharks diving at the North of Mauritius at the “Sharks Pit” is only available for highly experienced certified divers!

    Comments:

    • The cost of the diving trips includes: the cost of the boat trip to the dive site, all diving equipment (including 2 tanks) and light refreshments between dives.
    • Mauritius Attractions offers you to enjoy a selection of exciting dives under the direct supervision of Mauritius most qualified PADI instructors. For your convenience the diving can be done with French, English or German speaking diving instructors.

    Prices:

    • Price per person for the Shark Diving: 250 Euro / person

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