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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
- All equipment is provided at no extra cost
- All divers are responsible for the equipment provided by the
- In case of loss or damage, they will have to refund the full
- 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
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
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
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
Equipment and boats
The EASYDIVE equipment meets international standard
Every set of equipment consists of:
- Bottle: 12 litre steel, DIN or INT on demand, 200 bar, tested
- Wet suit: 5mm neoprene
- Regulator: fitted with additional second stage
- Pressure gauge
- Depth gauge
- BCD jacket with inflator
- Fins: closed
- Weight belt: with 1kg weights
- Torch: on night dives
All compressors from BAUER Germany, 220 bar. Filters are changed
regularly to provide best air quality.
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
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
QUESTION: Do I have to book the dives before I
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
Answer:You choose. We have both.
QUESTION: What wetsuit should I bring?
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
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
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
- Could you be pregnant, or are you attempting to become
- 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
• currently smoke a pipe, cigars or
• have a high cholesterol
• have a family history of heart attack or
• are currently receiving medical
• high blood pressure
• diabetes mellitus, even if controlled by
Have you ever had or do you currently have…
- Asthma, or wheezing with breathing, or wheezing with
- 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
- Recurring complicated migraine headaches or under medication to
- Blackouts or fainting (full/partial loss of
- Frequent or severe suffering from motion sickness (seasick,
- 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
- Recurrent back problems?
- Back or spinal surgery?
- Back, arm or leg problems following surgery, injury or
- High blood pressure or under medication to control blood
- Heart disease?
- Heart attack?
- Angina, heart surgery or blood vessel surgery?
- Sinus surgery?
- Ear disease or surgery, hearing loss or problems with
- Recurrent ear problems?
- Bleeding or other blood disorders?
- Ulcers or ulcer surgery?
- A colostomy or ileostomy?
- Recreational drug use or treatment for, or alcoholism in the
past five years?