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Dive into the Great Blue at LUX* Island Resorts

 

Why limit your LUX* holiday experience to the wonders of the Mauritian landscape? The underwater world here is just as rich, fascinating and entertaining! Between LUX* Me Spa pampering moments, 'ici' ice-cream tastings, long sun-soaking hours on the beach and yoga sessions at sunset, make time to explore the warm transparent waters surrounding the island. And if you've never tried diving, perhaps this is the right time to offer yourself some courses-who knows, you might discover a new passion!

Mauritius is a superb location for diving all year round, with excellent visibility under water (up to 40 meters) and a pleasant constant water temperature of around 25° C. Everyone can have a great diving experience, as there are shallow, comfortable dive sites for beginners, as well as walls, rock formations, caverns and wrecks for the more advanced.

 

 

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The range of diving sites is amazing: coral reefs abounding in life, endless drops decorated with sumptuous gorgonian fans, sceneries with an imposing architecture made of arches, tunnels and mysterious caves, rusted shipwrecks that could conceal long lost treasures…

The attractive sites can be found all around the island, rather exclusively behind the coral reefs.

There are three main diving areas: the South-West (from Le Morne to Flic en Flac), the North-West (from Tombeau Bay to the islands off the north coast) and the East (from Belle Mare to Mahebourg). The southern coast is not suitable for diving due to a rough and dangerous sea. All of the LUX* Resorts in Mauritius can offer you diving services. Please contact your selected LUX* resort for more information.

 

DIVING IN THE SOUTH-WEST: LUX* LE MORNE


Our diving team at LUX* Le Morne will lead you to some of the most interesting dive spots in the south-west waters:

AQUARIUM / LA COLLINE (5-18m):Ideal dives for beginners. One can admire the vibrant life of the reef between 5 and 18 meters. This spot is fascinating especially for macro-photographers. The "Easy-dive"!

ST. JACQUES (16-32m):This is one of the most famous dives in Mauritius. Drift dive through the reef. Grey reef sharks, bull sharks, eagle rays, stingrays, turtles... everything a diver wishes for. Don't miss it!

LA GORGONNE (14-35m):This spot features a huge gorgonia (over 3 metres in diameter) on a 20 metres wall. Often, curious blue fin trevallies accompany the divers.

LA CHEMINEE (14 to 27m):This region is richly populated with fish, in particular stone fish, scorpion fish, lion fish and fusiliers. A 7 metres-long chimney is part of the excitement of this dive.

CASIERS (28-32m): The bottom is flat and slopes slightly. Nevertheless the coral growth and the fish variety are considerable. The characteristic of this spot though, is the frequent presence of game fish (tuna, wahoo and barracudas).

LA MURENE (15-24m): In a 5 metres wall lives Barbara, a lovely giant moray (2 metres) who is accustomed to divers. Additionally, crayfish, groupers and snappers bring colour to this dive.

WHITE TIP (18-32m): This site (like St. Jaques) is  situated on the untouched Mauritian south coast, and is therefore very rich in fish: barracudas, trevallies, groupers, lion fish, crayfish, morays...

HOI SIONG (WRECK) (16-28m):This is our "new" wreck! Scuttled in February 2003 by the Mauritius Marine Conservation Society in order to create an artificial reef, this beautiful wreck has already been colonised by an enormous variety of fish. Here you can watch the predators, like kingfish, tuna and rainbow runners, chase thousands of small fish.

Diving conditions: Water temperatures range from 22° C in winter (5mm wetsuit) to 28° C in summer (3mm wetsuit). Average visibility: 20 to 25 meters.

There is no typical "diving season". Beautiful conditions exist all year round but the visibility can, of course, be affected by waves, plankton, tides or rain.

 

COURSES

EASYDIVE offers at LUX* Le Morne the following courses:

 

Discover Diving (minimum age: 10)

Under the direct supervision of an instructor, the participant can try out scuba diving, first in the pool, then in the sea the same day. It's fun, one discovers a new fascinating world and it's absolutely safe!

 

PADI and CMAS courses:

 

PADI Open Water Diver (or CMAS*)

After this entry level, you will be qualified to dive anywhere in the world without supervision (International Certification).

A safe and enjoyable course for the whole family!

 

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or CMAS**)

You will develop skills which will give you more confidence. You will also become acquainted with deep diving, navigation diving and eventually night diving, search and recovery, wreck diving etc.

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent

 

PADI Rescue Diver

This course teaches you how to recognize diving problems, prevent accidents and handle diving emergencies if they occur.

Prerequisites: PADI Advanced or equivalent and Medic First Aid

 

PADI Dive Master

This course was designed to teach how to supervise divers in training and how to organize and conduct diving activities. The PADI Dive Master course introduces a professional level of diving.

Prerequisites: PADI Rescue or equivalent.

 

Fees for diving and courses: 1 sea dive: 1,890 Rs

                                                                                                                                               

10 sea dives package: 17,000 Rs

 

1 night dive*: 3,500 Rs

*min. 4 divers 

                        
Discover diving:4,200 Rs  Includes Pool lesson + 1 dive

 

Refresher course in hotel pool: 1,300 Rs

 

PADI Open Water Diver (International certification): 18,500 Rs.

Course duration: 3 days

 

PADI Advanced: 15,400 Rs.

Course duration:3 Days

 

Also available: PADI Rescue, PADI Medic First Aid and PADI Dive master. Please contact us for more information.

Terms and conditions:

- Minimum age for courses: 10

- Please book all dives and lessons 24 hours in advance  

- All equipment is provided at no extra cost

- All divers are responsible for the equipment provided by the diving centre

- In case of loss or damage, they will have to refund the full amount

- The refresher course in the pool is compulsory for divers not in possession of their certification card and logbook, or at discretion of the diving centre

 

Our partner:

At LUX* Le Morne, you'll be in the capable hands of the Easydive team, led by the company founder,Emanuele Senatore.

Emanuele speaks fluently Italian, German, English and French, and has good knowledge of Spanish. He started diving in 1976 and is PADI and CMAS Instructor with thousands of dives.

"In 1993 I decided to leave the cold and grey climate behind to combine my two passions: people and diving. Today, after all these years, I'm still happy about the choice I made: my hobby is now my profession."

 

Louis Sylvio Didié "Gabi", Mauritian

Gabi has spent his whole life on and in the sea. He has been a fisherman, boatman and diver since 1970. He knows the dive spots like his own pockets, and the Mauritian waters don't have any secrets for him. Stonefish and octopuses can disguise as much as they want, he will find them for the divers. He doesn't talk much, but one feels safe with him underwater.

 

Bryan Tanneur, Mauritian

Born and raised in the south of Mauritius, Bryan has been diving all his life. Today he is a Dive master and guide and his cool way will add a Mauritian touch to all your dives.    


Rakesh Ragu "Atish", Mauritian

Are you a complete beginner and want to do a course? You are not sure? Talk to Atish, he is your man! His enthusiasm is contagious. Atish has done hundreds of courses and will introduce you to the underwater world with passion and professionalism.

 

Gilbert Luximon, born 1974, Mauritian

Gilbert is a very experienced PADI Divemaster with a few thousand dives. Our guests like him for his calm and his kindness.

Equipment and boats

The EASYDIVE equipment meets international standard requirements.

Every set of equipment consists of:

  • Bottle: 12 litre steel, DIN or INT on demand, 200 bar, tested regularly
  • Wet suit: 5mm neoprene
  • Regulator: fitted with additional second stage
  • Pressure gauge
  • Depth gauge
  • BCD jacket with inflator
  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Fins: closed
  • Weight belt: with 1kg weights
  • Torch: on night dives

 

Compressors

All compressors from BAUER Germany, 220 bar. Filters are changed regularly to provide best air quality.

 

Boats

All dive spots are within max. 20 minutes. Therefore our boats are built for short distance.

  • All EASYDIVE boats are fiberglass speedboats
  • 2 engines per boat, for more safety at sea
  • Comfortable for 10 divers
  • All boats are equipped with first-aid kit, oxygen and cell phone

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

QUESTION: Do I have to book the dives before I come?

Answer:No. Just come and see us at the diving centre and you can start the next day.
Exception: groups of more than 6 divers

 

QUESTION: Do I have to bring a DIN or an INT regulator?

Answer:You choose. We have both.

 

QUESTION: What wetsuit should I bring?

Answer:

December to April: 3mm or 5mm

May and June: 5mm
July to September: 5mm or 7mm
October and November: 5mm
(Water temperatures: summer 29°C, winter 22°C)

 

QUESTION: Do I need to bring a medical certificate?

Answer:
If you answer YES to one of the questions on the MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE, then you need to bring one.
If you answerNO to all the questions, then a medical certificate is not compulsory

 

The purpose of this Medical Questionnaire is to find out if you should be examined by your doctor before participating in recreational diver training. Answering "yes" to a question does not necessarily disqualify you from diving. It just means that there is a preexisting condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must seek the advice of your physician prior to engaging in dive activities.

Please answer the following questions on your past or present medical history with a YES or NO. If you are not sure, answer YES. If any of these items apply to you, we must request that you consult with a physician prior to participating in scuba diving.

- Could you be pregnant, or are you attempting to become pregnant?
- Are you presently taking prescription medications? (With the exception of birth control or anti-malarial)
- Are you over 45 years of age and answering YES to one or more of the following?
• currently smoke a pipe, cigars or cigarettes
• have a high cholesterol level
• have a family history of heart attack or stroke
• are currently receiving medical care
• high blood pressure
• diabetes mellitus, even if controlled by diet alone

Have you ever had or do you currently have…
- Asthma, or wheezing with breathing, or wheezing with exercise?
- Frequent or severe attacks of hay fever or allergy?
- Frequent colds, sinusitis or bronchitis?
- Any form of lung disease?
- Pneumothorax (collapsed lung)?
- Other chest disease or chest surgery?
- Behavioral health, mental or psychological problems (panic attack, fear of closed or open spaces)?
- Epilepsy, seizures, convulsions or take medications to prevent them?
- Recurring complicated migraine headaches or under medication to prevent them?
- Blackouts or fainting (full/partial loss of consciousness)?
- Frequent or severe suffering from motion sickness (seasick, carsick, etc.)?
- Dysentery or dehydration requiring medical intervention?
- Any dive accidents or decompression sickness?
- Inability to perform moderate exercise (example: walk 1.6 km/one mile within 12 mins.)?
- Head injury with loss of consciousness in the past five years?
- Recurrent back problems?
- Back or spinal surgery?
- Diabetes?
- Back, arm or leg problems following surgery, injury or fracture?
- High blood pressure or under medication to control blood pressure?
- Heart disease?
- Heart attack?
- Angina, heart surgery or blood vessel surgery?
- Sinus surgery?
- Ear disease or surgery, hearing loss or problems with balance?
- Recurrent ear problems?
- Bleeding or other blood disorders?
- Hernia?
- Ulcers or ulcer surgery?
- A colostomy or ileostomy?
- Recreational drug use or treatment for, or alcoholism in the past five years?