Scuba diving in Grand Gaube

Scuba diving in: Grand Gaube


Scuba Diving in Grand Gaube, Mauritius

Grand Gaube, a small fishing village located on the northeast coast of Mauritius, offers some of the best scuba diving opportunities in the region. With clear waters and abundant marine life, it's a great destination for both beginner and experienced divers.

Best Scuba Diving Spots for Experienced Divers:
  • The Cathedral: A deep dive site with a series of caverns and swim-throughs that require advanced diving skills. Expect to see an array of marine life, including moray eels, lionfish, and turtles.
  • Gunner's Coin: A dive site with strong currents that attracts larger marine species such as barracudas, rays, and sharks. The depth can reach up to 40 meters and is suitable for advanced divers.

Best Scuba Diving Spots for Beginners:
  • Roche Zozo: A shallow dive site with a maximum depth of 12 meters, offering great visibility and an abundance of marine life, including reef fish, sea turtles, and octopuses.
  • The Garden: A dive site with a maximum depth of 18 meters and a gentle current, suitable for beginners. Expect to see colorful corals, tropical fish, and occasional sightings of turtles.

Marine Life:
Grand Gaube boasts an impressive variety of marine life, including several species of reef fish, octopuses, moray eels, and sea turtles. Advanced divers can also spot larger marine species such as barracudas, rays, and sharks.

Dive Conditions:
The water temperature ranges from 23°C to 30°C, with visibility often exceeding 30 meters. The best time to dive in Grand Gaube is from October to April when the waters are calm and the weather is dry.

The cost of scuba diving in Grand Gaube varies depending on the dive center and the type of dive. On average, a single dive can cost between $50 to $80, with discounts offered for multiple dives or diving packages.

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