Idea #807 – Diving in the depths of Tamarin sea in Mauritius
Mauritius has a multitude and great diversity of diving sites, which will appeal to both experienced divers and beginners. Diving in Mauritius is characterized by the countless hard coral gardens, walls of orange gorgonians, an ideal playground for small and medium-sized tropical species such as groupers, lionfish, moray eels, stonefish, parrots and scorpion fish. The relief varies between reefs, gentle slopes and vertical walls. We also observe triggerfish, soldier fish, trevally, butterfly fish, sergeant majors, damsels, clown fish, parrot fish and batfish.
It is very possible that spinner dolphins or bottlenose dolphins will accompany your boat to remote sites in western Mauritius. Schools of tuna or barracuda are visible all around the island. Sharks are very present in Mauritian waters. The gray reef shark is visible along drop-offs or in caves. The blacktip shark wanders near the reefs, in the lagoon and in the passes. Further offshore, we frequently observe the longimanus shark and sometimes the blue shark. The nurse shark and the coral shark spend the majority of their time lurking on the sandy bottoms.
Several groups of sperm whales live all year round on the south and west coast of the island. For the moment, the releases are still confidential, the months of February, March, and April and November are the most favorable months. From July to September, you may be lucky enough to spot humpback whales.
Flic en Flac or Tamarin, in the west of Mauritius, benefit from a favorable climate all year round and offer underwater landscapes of canyons, arches and caverns, covered with black or pink corals. They are the frame of this video.
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