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On the south-western tip of Mauritius, Le Morne Peninsula is renowned for its beaches and excellent water sports facilities. Scuba diving in La Morne is very popular. Vibrant coral reefs, turquoise lagoons, underwater wrecks are some of the highlights.
Located at the south-western tip of Mauritius, Le Morne is a beautiful isolated peninsula which is famous for its stunning natural beauty, UNESCO World Heritage status and world-class waves, which are perfect for all kinds of water sports such as kite surfing, windsurfing, fishing and of course scuba diving.
If you decide to take a scuba diving holiday in La Morne, you can guarantee exciting underwater exploration at a wide range of interesting dive sites. The shallow, turquoise lagoons and deeper waters of the Indian Ocean are abundant with marine life such as scorpion leaf fish, fire fish, white tip sharks, groupers, blue marlin, trevallies, eagle rays, moray eels and a huge variety of corals. The colours and diversity will take your breath away.
One of the best sites to observe an exciting array of fish and other marine life is White Tip, situated on Mauritius' untouched south coast. As its name suggests, the area is also home to a large number of white tip sharks and is one of the best shark dive sites in Le Morne. La Cheminee is also richly populated with fish, and this dive will lead you to a beautiful, seven meter-long chimney.
For advanced divers, Passe St. Jacques is one of the most magnificent and famous sites in La Morne. Drift through the reef here and discover sea turtles, grey reef sharks, bull sharks, tuna, stingrays, eagle rays and a plethora of other sea life. Snakeriff, a beautiful snake-like reef is also well worth exploring.
If wreck diving is top on your list, and you are suitably qualified, dive centres in La Morne will take you to the Hoi Siong. This beautiful wreck was sunk as an artificial reef in 2003 by the Mauritius Marine Conservation Society and today it is inhabited by a huge variety of fish.
There are many other dives sites to explore around La Morne, whether you are a beginner or an advanced diver. Mauritius' clear warm waters are full of treasures just waiting to be discovered.
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