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Reliable dive shop near Grand Baie, Mauritius?

Discussion in 'Africa' started by jdevic, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. jdevic

    jdevic Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Toronto
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    I have booked a week in Feb 2019 at the Mauricia Beachcomber Hotel in Grand Baie. I emailed the onsite shop Diving World a few days ago and never got a reply (strike). It seems they don't have any reviews on tripadvisors and only 3 google reviews.

    Any other shops within walking distance (or offering free pick up) would folks recommend?

    Thanks a lot!
     
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  2. jdevic

    jdevic Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Toronto
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    Just an update - I entered up going with the dive shop at Mauricia after all - and it turned out to be a great experience and the crew and the owner Christelle were absolutely wonderful.

    The diving around Grand Baie itself is ok - good macro diving, clear light blue water, but the reef itself is mostly bleached out.
     
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  3. diveUAE

    diveUAE Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Abu Dhabi
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    Hi

    I’m trying to decide between Mauritius and Philippines (south Leyte) for April this year.

    You write the diving was “ok”? Corals bleached. What did you see? Did you go diving outside Grand Baie? Any tips?
     
  4. jdevic

    jdevic Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Toronto
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    Lot of small fishes and descent macro. The Philippines will definitely be better.
     
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  5. diveUAE

    diveUAE Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
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    Thanks. Husband is dead set on Mauritius:-/

    Did you do the shark dive?

    Apart from diving anything you recommend doing?
    Thanks:)
     
  6. jdevic

    jdevic Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Toronto
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    No, no sharks for me. just patches of reef near Grande Baie and 1 wreck. I suggest rent a car for at least a day to drive around. The gorges in the south, the botanic garden, the 7 colored earth, etc...can be covered in a day or two.

    Avoid the famous public beaches - absolutely a zoo!
     
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