Scuba Diving in Flic en Flac: Best Sites to Check (2024)

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As with many other places around Mauritius island, Flic en Flac once was a small and unremarkable fishing village. Nowadays it offers demanding tourists nearly everything they want. There are many public beaches in the Flic en Flac area that are worth visiting, you can enjoy watersports and try out delicious Mauritius cuisine.

Check this ultimate guide about scuba diving in Flic en Flac – west of Mauritius island; keep reading to learn about best spots, day tours and other useful tips for divers of any levels.

La Cathedral 

If you’re looking for one of the best dive sites in Mauritius island, the first recommendation you’ll see is La Cathedral in the west of the island. This location has contributed a lot to make diving in Mauritius island popular among divers from all over the world. 

Diving in Flic en Flac, La Cathedral
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The topography here is very unpredictable and sometimes absolutely wild. Caves, tunnels and sharp drops make this place recommended for divers with intermediate and advanced levels. Be ready to meet lobsters and reef fish scurrying around. 

  • Depth: 17 – 30 meters
  • Currents: 
  • Difficulty: advanced 

Aquarium in Flic en Flac

If you’re a beginner and would like to enjoy your first diving in Flic en Flac, this is the perfect location. This site is very shallow, the depth starts from 7 meters. You’ll expect to see many corals, both soft, which are located on small rocks. Pay attention to the unusual black coral, against its background, multi-colored fish seem even more colorful. It can be said about red-colored soldierfish, devil firefish and many others. 

  • Depth: 7 – 20 meters
  • Currents: Low
  • Difficulty: for all divers categories

Kai Sei 113 Wreck 

In order to create conditions for corals to thrive, this fishing barge was sunk within the Flic en Flac area in order to become the artificial coral over time. If you’re a fan of wreck diving, in Mauritius you’ll find many spots that are worth visiting. It’s been over 40 years, but the boat is still partially covered with corals. Sunk wreck has become the home for such marine creatures like lionfish, eels, lobsters and many others. 

  • Depth: 35 – 40 meters
  • Currents: 
  • Difficulty: for advanced divers 
Flic en Flac Diving
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Scuba diving in Flic en Flac in this particular site is recommended for experienced divers. It’s a cave where you can meet the abundance of marine life. It’s up to you to decide the way you’re going to explore this location: you can dive and calmly observe the underwater world or you can enjoy drift diving along the nice corals. Your dive session will be finished in the anemones garden. 

  •  Depth: 19 – 30 meters
  • Currents: Strong enough
  • Difficulty: for advanced divers 

Tug II 

Another wreck that was sunk on purpose to become an artificial coral. The depth where it’s located is 19 meters only. Visibility in the area is very good, the currents are low, so you can enjoy your time exploring. This location for scuba diving in Flic en Flac in Mauritius attracts lovers of macrophotography. Bright nudibranchs especially love to pose. You can visit this place not only from Flic en Flac but from Le Morne as well. 

  •  Depth: 15 – 20 meters
  • Currents: Almost none
  • Difficulty: for divers of any levels
Diving in Flic en Flac, Mauritius
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