Discover Scuba Diving or Try Diving
for the first time
Beginners and children over 10 years old welcome to come and learn scuba diving in Mauritius
Can I dive?
Please note that people with serious health conditions or illnesses relating to the heart and lungs (for example asthma) need to get a medical clearance from their doctor prior to starting to dive.
If you are pregnant, you also cannot dive.
You cannot dive within 24 hours of your departure flight.
There are 3 options available for beginners:
No certificate, once off experience
Safety briefing in the shop
20 minutes 1-1 underwater with instructor on a dive site (by boat) up to 6m
PADI Discover Scuba Diving
Student can dive for 6 months up to 12m
The course counts towards your PADI Open Water Course
Safety briefing and diving theory in the shop
Diving exercises in the shallow sea
Up to 45 minutes sea dive at a reef site (by boat) up to 12m
PADI Open Water Course
Become a qualified diver that can dive anywhere in the world up to 18m
PADI Discover Scuba Diving
The Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) is a combination of 3 learning steps. You are guided by a PADI qualified instructor on a ratio of 1:4.
1- A 20-30 minute theory session where scuba gear and its use is introduced to the diver, explanations on safety, skill developments, underwater sign language and the importance of protecting the natural ocean environment and it's inhabitants.
2- There is a 1st confined dive in the shallows at the beach between 0.6 - 1.8 meters for skill practice focused on mask clearing, removal and recovery of your mouthpiece and buoyancy exercises using the jacket and breathing.
3- If all 3 exercises have been performed satisfactorily, a 2nd fun dive without exercises is carried out further out on the reef in a depth ranging from 6-12 meters for a duration of 30-45 minutes, according to the divers air consumption.
During this dive, you can see a large variety of reef life as though you were swimming in an aquarium! If you dive at the right time, you can even see dolphins, rays and other large pelagic creatures. Finally, once this short program completed, the diver can join in on any other dive site with the Instructor in the range of 12 meters for more fun dives and discovery.
After the fun dive, you return to the shop for some Mauritian snacks and refreshments and chat about what was seen underwater.
Bring your swimming costume, towel, sunscreen and enjoy an unforgettable experience in Mauritius.
Meeting time is 11h00 (finishes at 15h30)
The CMAS Try dive or Trial dive is a very easy and friendly approach to scuba, without any pre requisite. Even swimming is not required, as the dive is 100% assisted by an Instructor.
It starts with a briefing covering the in-water technique, the signs for communication, the safety rules, and off we are on the boat for the dive not far along the outer side of the reef! The ratio is 1:1, and the Instructor holds the hand of the diver during the whole experience which lasts between 15-20 minutes underwater. The depth varies between 2 and 6 meters and allows a novice to experience breathing and moving underwater whilst seeing a variety of Reef fish and soft / hard coral formations during the exploration. The Instructor can let go the hand of the diver if they demonstrate proper positioning and moving while following the Instructor.
This course provides no Certificate, does not require any skill practice prior to the dive, and provides a great experience on what scuba is about to even non swimmers.
Bring your swimming costume, towel and sunscreen.
Meeting time is 12h30 (finishes at 15h30)