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Location North
Minimum Age 15
Operating Hours 08:30 - 16:00
Operating Days All Days
Duration 3 hrs
Activity Time Flexible
Transportation Offered as Supplement
Comment This package is offered only for Certified divers
from 120€

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Wreck Diving in Mauritius

Explore the mystery world of Mauritius Wrecks!

Since as early as the 17th century Mauritius’ coasts has become the burial place of many ships and boats. Today more than 100 wrecks had been registered off the coasts of Mauritius’ Island.

We offer you to dive into history, into a world of battleships, trawlers, merchant ships, cargo vessels, fishing boats and many more, all hidden underwater on the ocean floor.

Mauritius Attractions offers you wreck dives in two possible locations at the North region of Mauritius. The exact location of the wreck dives will be determined according to the sea conditions in each of the dive sites and according to your diving skills and your diving experience.

Wreck diving - Option 1

Wreck Diving in Mauritius

Dive to the Djabeda Wreck - Djabeda wreck is a Japanese fishing boat lying upright on a sandy bottom at 34 metres. The wreck is located just off the Coin de Mire (Gunner’s coin) Island. The Djabeda wreck has been damaged slightly over the years and debris can be seen strewn across the sandy floor.

The vessel is approximately 44m long, 10m high and 5m wide and stands upright in maximum of 34m depth, waiting for her visitors.

As part of the dive you will pass some wreck parts including the huge anchor, some of the wreck parts are guarded by giant morays. On the way to the wreck you will pass through amazing coral garden rich with plenty of fish and corals.

This diving site is full of marvelous soft corals, schooling fish, king fish, moray eels, trigger fish, stone fish, lion fish, parrot fish, leaf fish and sea slugs. Sometimes the wreck is also visited by barracuda, sting rays and dolphins.

What will you see during the dive?

44m long ship wreck. king fish, moray eels, trigger fish, stone fish, lion fish, parrot fish, leaf fish, mackerels, barracuda, sting rays and dolphins.

Additional information

  • Average depth 24 m / 78.7 ft
  • Max depth 35 m / 114.8 ft
  • Water Current Medium - Strong (1 - 2 knots)
  • Visibility Very Good (20 - 40m)
  • Dive site quality Good (4 stars)
  • Marine biology interest Good – Main focus on wreck exploration

Wreck diving - Option 2

Dive to the Djabeda Wreck

Dive to the Stella Maru Wreck - The Stella Maru is a Japanese trawler that was sunk in 1987 by the Mauritius Conservation society to create an artificial reef. Many of the wrecks around Mauritius are deliberately sunk artificial reefs - but don't let that put you off! Just because these vessels did not sink through more 'natural' causes does not negate their diving enjoyment.

The Stella Maru wreck lies upright on a sand bottom, next to a rocky reef at an average depth of 23 meters.

The wreck is in great shape and there is remarkably little sea growth on the vessel apart from algae, small soft corals and other marine organisms such as anemones and sea urchins.

The real attraction lies in the spectacular sight of the ship lying virtually intact on the ocean floor - a real sense of drama is felt when seeing the wreck looming ahead as you descend into the depths. Other attractions are the giant moray eels and the number of bottom dwelling creatures lying unseen around the wreck or in cervices and recesses in the coral patches surrounding it.

What will you see?

42m long ship wreck. Wide selection of common tropical fish, giant moray eels, lion fish, parrot fish, angler fish, leaf fish, mackerels, stone fish, scorpion fish.

Additional information

  • Average depth 23 m / 75.4 ft
  • Max depth 27 m / 88.6 ft
  • Water Current Medium (1 knot)
  • Visibility Very Good (20 - 40m)
  • Dive site quality Good (4 stars)
  • Marine biology interest Good – Main focus on wreck exploration

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.

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 diving by bringing their diving logbook to prove their diving experience (minimum of 5 dives documented in the log book).
  • This package is offered only to Certified divers

Comments

  • The cost of the diving trips include 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

  • Wreck Diving (2 dives) package 120 Euro / person

Please note that

  • The activity is accessible to anyone in good physical condition, not suffering from cardio vascular, hearing or respiratory problems.
  • The diving trip is not suitable for pregnant women.

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