Mauritius: Diving off Flic en Flac & Wrap-up
So my last post on Mauritius, I promise!! I’m not sure if you’re an avid diver, but I hadn’t had a dive in 10 years so I was ready to get back into it. We booked our diving day on Thursday and that was the last activity we had booked for our trip. Well, as you’re underwater and B was holding the Go Pro, I don’t have most of the footage he shot. But let me tell you this, I was very disappointed with the dive. The dive itself was fine, but in terms of the magical underwater world I had expected, well… It fell short of expectations.
I didn’t see a massive array of fish, or even any awesome school of fish. There was no amazing coral to be seen, just rocks mainly. The only cool thing we saw were a few eels. Check out the video and you’ll see the lack of magic. But don’t laugh at me trying to maintain my buoyancy underwater. Hmm, yeah, definitely need to work on that for my next dive trip…! I don’t know what diving is like on the other parts of the island, so I wouldn’t completely write it off. We only did one dive off Flic en Flac, so I can’t speak for the other dive sites in Mauritius. If you’re looking to dive there, I would suggest you do some research but definitely give Flic en Flac a miss!
All in all, B and I had a great time in Mauritius. Unfortunately, our 6 nights there felt a little rushed with the amount of activities we did and there wasn’t too much relaxation it seemed. I don’t know about you, but I do like to chill out on the beach but B does get antsy.
So if you’re considering of hitting up Mauritius, some things to think about:
Nightlife: If you’re looking to hit up the bars and clubs, I would recommend you stay up at the Grande Baie area of the island.
Relaxation: If you’re looking to stay just at the resort, then any area is okay. But keep in mind that restaurant choices are somewhat limited within a resort and are pricey. And do you really want to do a buffet dinner every night?
Restaurants: Booking in advance in a MUST! Like a day a head of time. That was annoying to be on holiday and have to try and plan when you want to eat dinner in advance. So, we missed out on some restaurants that were recommended.
Cabs: Cabs are not cheap, maybe worth it to look into hiring a car.
Activities: Loads to do! Rum tours, beauty spots, ziplining, canyoning, diving, windsurfing, etc. But book in advance.
Shopping: In Port Louis there is a huge craft market selling lots of tourist tat. There are some cute boutiques around there as well.
Language: The Mauritians do speak English, so you’ll have no troubles getting around!
And with that, I’m done. HA. If you have any questions, don’t be shy!!