Mauritius: a paradise for water sports

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Mauricio It is one of the paradises on Earth. Really this tropical island, known for its magnificent landscapes and its Paradise beachesIt can be known in many ways. Obviously, it is an ideal place to rest and enjoy a unique environment, in addition to being able to make various excursions to visit its main tourist attractions. And, of course, there is gastronomy. However, the island offers many other secrets and ways to enjoy. One of them is through the watersports. What if. Mauritius is also a paradise for lovers of this type of sports activities. But what can to be made there?

Scuba diving

The water sports that can be done in Mauritius are diverse. But one of the most important and most suitable for know better the island and not only enjoy the experience sporty is the scuba diving.

And it is that, in these landscapes and beaches of great beauty and somewhat spectacular for their typical color Turquoise, there is also a rich and unique marine flora and fauna. For example, the great variety of Marine species –They are estimated at more than 430-, and the more than 200 corals different that are characterized by their great color and by surrounding the entire island forming a ring around it. Of course, only the seabed is in itself an unparalleled spectacle.


For the more adventurous, there are the wrecks, some of which are accessible, the diver being able to go inside to see these remains of sunken and abandoned ships or boats. These visits are more common on the north coast of the island.

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Scuba diving is a practice that, in addition, in Mauritius, can be practiced from different levels, being possible start in diving or delving into greater marine depths if you already have more experience in dives.

It is also possible to do snorkel because the waters they have great clarity all year round, thus facilitating visibility, even at deeper distances.


Between the best points for diving there are those located in the north coasts Y West of the island. To get to them, you have to do a short tour, lasting about 20 minutes.

Other water sports

Mauritius is an island that offers even more possibilities to enjoy water sports. For example, within them are all practices related to boats, being possible to rent motorboats to explore the surroundings of the island and appreciate its coast from inside the sea.

Of course, you can also practice other sports like candle or the water skiing and the fishing in the areas enabled for it. The clear and fairly calm waters in some areas make it easier to enjoy the paddle surf, being an ideal combination to be able to exercise while looking at the bottom of the area that is traveled thanks to the crystal clear waters.


And, for lovers of surf and its different disciplines, Mauritius is another island that becomes an ideal destination. It is true that the largest waves in the world are not produced in this area and that they do not have much force even if it is windy, but it does allow its practice in many parts of the island and, even, in other modalities such as the windsurfing -It is ideal to do it in the Belle Mare or Le Morne area-, or the kitesurf, being preferable to practice this last discipline in the winter and in the place known as One Eye.

They are some of the options offered through the various Business who are on the island, being possible in turn to contract these activities in the own resorts of the hotels. Without a doubt, a different way of getting to know this island.

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