Snake Reef, Mauritius

A flat reef in the middle of a snake-shaped sandbank, nothing special at first glance... Don't be mistaken, this is the richest place in marine fauna of the region.

What to say everything can be seen there: scorpion fish, nudibranchs, triggerfish, leaf fish and stone fish... but also rays and others.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 18 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Macro Spot
  • Cleaning Station

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Boat Diving

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Stress & Rescue

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Enriched Air Nitrox Level 2 (40%)

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Night Diving and Limited Visibility

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Navigation

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Waves, Tides & Currents

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Deep Diving

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Scooter / DPV

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Perfect Buoyancy

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Photo & Video

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Shark Ecology

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Marine Ecology

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Sea Turtle Ecology

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Fish Identification

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Extended Range Nitrox Diving

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Extended Range (Twin Set)

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Dive Guide

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Dive sites nearby

Wreck of a former tugboat that worked in the port of Port Louis, sunk in the 1980s for scuba diving, at only 19 mts. Lost of life as on all artificial reefs.

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This site is composed of two pieces of reef separated by a sand bank. With a depth of 17 mts, the profile of this site is relatively easy. So it is good for beginners and marco photographers.

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Nice reef along a sand bank hiding small and big in the corals as well as in the sand between 11 and 20 mts, ideal for training and open water levels

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Wreck of an old fishing boat sunk for scuba diving specifically at 35 mts, which makes it a beautiful artificial reef since the 1980s.

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Although popular for students and beginner divers, this site’s ledges and swim-throughs offer something for everyone. The topography is varied with large sand gullies to investigate and shoals of sweepers can be found hiding under the rocky outcrops and small caves.

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Big Rock is a beautiful drift drive, easily accessible for any qualified diver offering an architecture for a deeper dive (26m max) or a shallower dive (20m Max).

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Between 5 and 20 meters, this site is ideal for beginners due to its shallow depth and multitude of colorful reef fish living there. This site is accessed via a boat entry.

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Although popular for students and beginner divers, this site’s ledges and swim-throughs offer something for everyone. The topography is varied with large sand gullies to investigate and shoals of sweepers can be found hiding under the rocky outcrops and small caves.

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Only five minutes from the port of Flic en Flac is the most famous dive site in Mauritius, the Cathedral. A dive site for the experienced diver, the combination of grotto, cave, and fireplace make this dive site so unique. The max. depth is 28 m.

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Falling, between 14 and 25 mts, passage of cavities. In case of current very nice drift dive. Accessible from the Open Water level by staying on the top of the plateau.

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