Snorkelling in Mauritius

Mauritius is almost entirely encircled by lagoons and coral reefs, making it a dream destination for snorkelling enthusiasts.

Beginner or experienced, everyone is in for a good time with our large selection of diving spots. The best Snorkelling spots are the Blue Bay Marine Park, Flic en Flac, the Gunner Coin, Pointe aux Piments and the île aux Cerfs.

What species can we expect to encounter?

A myriad of marine species populate the seabeds of Mauritius, here are some of them:

  • Emperor angelfish
  • Pipefish
  • Picasso triggerfish
  • Threadfin butterflyfish
  • Convict Surgeonfish
  • Raccoon butterflyfish
  • Sergeant major
  • Moorish idol
  • Parrotfish
  • Sixbar wrasse
  • Lined Bristletooth
  • Vagabond butterflyfish
  • Melon butterflyfish
  • Bluespine unicornfish
  • Whitetail dascyllus
  • Giant clam
  • Sea turtles

Our favourite for your underwater exploration

Take your snorkelling experience in Mauritius up a notch with the Blue Bay Marine Park and its coral gardens.

The lagoon is shallow and inhabited by a multitude of fish and coral. The colours are sublime and are most beautiful when the sun rays slice through the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean. If you are lucky, you may have the privilege of observing a sea turtle in its natural habitat.

The Blue Bay area is fairly exposed to the wind, which is why visibility can be slightly reduced during the southern winter (from June to August).

 

Why choose this activity

Share this activity with children by exploring the coral garden from glass-bottom boats. An unforgettable experience lies ahead.

Make the most of your day with a picnic under the shade of filaos.

Don’t hesitate to drop by Flic en Flac beach which is not far from Marguery Exclusive Villas! You can also discover the northern islets (Coin de Mire, île Plate (Flat Island), îlot Gabriel (Gabriel Island)…) by combining your underwater exploration with a catamaran cruise.

 

Useful Snorkelling tips 

Be careful during your marine discovery, you may come across fire coral, which has stinging properties. When in doubt, never touch the coral.

If you have the possibility, do not hesitate to bring a coral reef-safe organic sunscreen or even better a lycra. Protect yourself while respecting the environment and the ocean.