Maritim Crystals Beach Hotel Mauritius

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Maritim Crystals Beach Hotel Mauritius

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Maritim Crystals Beach Diving Center

The Maritim Crystals Beach Diving Center is based in the Maritim Crystals Beach Hotel Mauritius, Belle Mare on the east coast of Mauritius. The East Coast and its underwater scenery is well known for its big pelagic fishes, drift dives and superb reef dives and a wreck Ruang Lap.

At Maritim Crystals Beach Diving Center we pride ourselves on our high level of service and we constantly strive to satisfy our guest's requirements. Our friendly and welcoming staff will ensure that you have a truly great diving experience.

We look forward to welcoming you to the warm seas of Mauritius.

Our Dive Sites

Belle Mare has more than 19 unique dive sites, excellent diving conditions, ranging depths of 3 to 30 m adapted the level of experience and qualification and the best drift dive the island has to offer. All our dives offered at the Maritim Crystals Beach Diving Centre are guided dives and particular attention is attributed to each diver.

The East coast region is surrounded by a coral reef with a rich marine life – and offers shallow comfortable dive sites for beginners, as well as wreck, walls, rock formations and caverns for the experienced

With at least 19 unique dive sites a short boat trip from the Maritim Crystals Diving Center alone, there is plenty of choice for beginner and advanced divers. Here is a small selection of the most common dive sites.

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Reef Deef

Aquarium

Depth: 18-20 m
Environment: Coral reef barrier
Expect to see: Snapper, Parrot Fish, Trumpet Fish, Ray, Sea Turtle

Long Cliff 

Depth: 20-25 m
Environment: Coral reef barrier
Expect to see: Carp, Shark, Sea Turtle, Parrot Fish

Japanese Garden 

Depth: 15-20 m
Environment: Coral reef barrier, Canyon
Expect to see: Trumpet Fish, Lion Fish, Snapper, Shark, Carp

Big Castle

Depth: 15-18 m
Environment: Canyon
Expect to see: Trumpet Fish, Ray, Turtle

Little Castle

Depth: 10-12 m
Environment: Coral reef barrier
Expect to see: Fire Goby, Black Spotted Puffer, Damsel, Butterfly Fish

Canyon

Depth: 12-22 m
Environment: Canyon dive, Rock
Expect to see: Eagle Ray, Sea Turtle, Tropical Fishes

Canyon Pass

Depth: 5-22 m
Environment: Canyon, Basaltic rock
Expect to see: Reef Sharks, Sting Ray, Porcupine Fish, Mauritian Gregory

Padi Hole

Depth: 9-10 m
Environment: Gravels, Basaltic rock
Expect to see: Line Surgeonfish, Trevally, Barracuda

Yen Place

Depth: 9-12 m
Environment: Soft corals, Sponge
Expect to see: Pearly Sergeant, White Tail Dascyllus, Scissortail Sergeant

Wreck Dive and DSD

Ruang Lap

Depth: 25-27 m
Environment: Ship Wreck
Expect to see: Wreck, Sergeant Fish, Eagle Ray

Trou Moutou

Depth: 5-7 m
Environment: Soft coral, Sponge
Expect to see: Clown Fish, Trumpet Fish, Parrot fish

Coral Garden

Depth: 5-10 m
Environment: Coral
Expect to see: Variety of Corals, Clown Fish, Tropical Fishes


Deep Dive

Sea Fan Forest

Depth: 26-30 m
Environment: Drop off, Sea Fans, Soft Corals, Sponge
Expect to see: Huge Parrot Fish, Eagle Ray, Sting Ray

Sea Fan Valley

Depth: 25-30 m
Environment: Canyon, Soft Corals, Sea fans
Expect to see: Sting Ray, Sea Turtle, Eagle Ray, Angel Fish, Trumpet Fish

Madras 

Depth: 15-30 m
Environment: Canyon, Drop off
Expect to see: Blue Band Snapper, Sharks

Lobster Canyon

Depth: 25-30 m
Environment: Drop off
Expect to see: Giant Crabs, Lobsters, Great Barracuda,


Drift Dive

Belle Mare Pass

Depth: 5-18 m
Environment: Channel, Canyon
Expect to see: Ray, Jackfish, Barracuda, Shark, Sea Turtle

Barracuda Grand

Depth: 12-16 m
Environment: Gravels, basaltic rock
Expect to see: Great Barracuda, King Fish, Carp, Shark

Anchor Pass

Depth: 4-15 m
Environment: Canyon, Anchors,
Expect to see: Carp, Vielle, Surgeonfish

Diving Courses

If you enjoyed snorkeling, diving is the next level for you. Our scuba diving centre offers a wide variety of dives, lessons and packages using only fully qualified PADI instructors and dive masters. Our customers can relax and enjoy their experience above and below the surface with the state of the art equipment.

Choose from our diving courses:

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Bubblemaker

Bubblemaker is for 8 year olds and above to experience diving in a pool with full scuba gear. Our qualified and friendly instructors teach in a safe, confined environment and help all young divers ‘learn through play’ to enjoy their experience and acquire their first scuba skills.

Min Certification: No prior experience required
Min Age: 8

Scuba Diver

The first scuba certification, Open Water Diver opens the undersea world to you. Allowing you to dive independently to a maximum of 12 meters with a Dive Master or Instructor. This course consists of three theory modules, three pool sessions and two open water dives.

Min Certification: No prior experience required
Min Age: 10 years +
Dives: 4

Open Water Referral

For those of you that did not like the idea of diving in the cold waters of Europe. After completing the theory and pool sessions of the Open Water Diver at home, you can come and complete the four training dives in the warm waters of Mauritius. Your Open Water Qualification will be issued from our dive center at the end of training.

Min Certification: Referral Form
Min Age: 10 years +
Dives: 4

Open Water Diver

The first scuba certification, Open Water Diver opens the undersea world to you. Allowing you to dive independently to a maximum of 18 meters with a Dive Buddy.This course consists of five theory modules, five pool sessions and four open water dives.


Min Certification: No prior experience required
Min Age: 10 years +
Dives: 4

Adventure Diver

Extend your dive skills with the Adventure Diver course. Have you ever wanted to try underwater photography or Wreck diving? The Adventure Diver course builds your diving skills and gives you a taste of the adventures you can have underwater. We offer you a wide selection of adventure dives to choose from.


Min Certification: Open Water Diver or any equivalent qualification
Min Age: 10 years +
Dives: 3

Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI instructor. You’ll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to: Underwater navigation, deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres) and a sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice.


Min Certification: Open Water Diver or any equivalent qualification
Min Age: 10 years +
Dives: 5

Rescue Diver

The Rescue Diver course is a crucial phase of your training, in fact it helps develop your ability to identify and prevent problems, as much as solve them if they arise. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course teaches: self-rescue, recognizing and managing stress in other divers, emergency management and equipment, rescuing panicked divers and rescuing unresponsive divers


Min Certification: Advanced Open Water Diver; First aid and CPR training within previous 2 years
Min Age: 12 year +
Dives: 4

Master Scuba Diver

Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the dive life as a PADI Master Scuba Diver. This rating shows both the significant experience and scuba training, worth enough to form part of the respected group of divers. After achieving the PADI Open Water Diver, working through the Advanced Open Water diver and attaining the PADI Rescue diver, every diver, who is at least 12 years old or older, should target the Master Scuba Diver.


Min Certification: Rescue Diver
Min Age: 12 years +
Min Dives: 5 speciality dive + achieving 50 dives logged

Dive Master

Take the first step in your scuba diving career with the PADI Divemaster course. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.


Min Certification: Rescue Diver or equivalent certification + Emergency First aid Response Primary and Secondary Care training within the past 24 months + 40 dives logged
Min Age: 18 year +
Dives: 20

For more information, please visit the website of the Maritim Diving Center

Kite surfing

Land & Water Sports Activities

The following are available free of charge (depending on availability):

  • 100 sq.m. air-conditioned fitness centre
  • Canoeing
  • Snorkelling trips
  • Stand-up paddling
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  • Pedal boats
  • Aqua gym (as per hotel's program)
  • Windsurfing
  • 1h kite surfing introductory course at the beach
  • Beach volleyball
  • Table tennis
  • 2 floodlight tennis courts with soccer/football facilities
  • Petanque
  • Darts
  • Archery
  • Giant chess
  • Use of 9 hole golf course (PAR 29) accessible free of charge (except transfer) at our sister hotel, the 5-star Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius or at the numerous 18 hole golf courses nearby the hotel

The following are available at a charge:

  • Kite Surf Academy
  • Available nearby: parasailing, catamaran trips, deep-sea fishing, undersea walks, sub-marine trips and water ski
  • Diving Centre on site with PADI-qualified instructors
  • Bike rental
  • Baby foot & billiard
  • Horse riding at the Equestrian Centre of our sister hotel, the 5-star Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius (individual or group lessons walks on the beach, on the Estate or nearby the hotel)

Ti DODO Kids Club

Ti DODO Kids Club

The Ti DODO Kids Club and its qualified childminders welcome your children aged between 3 and 12 years, every day from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. We offer your children a wide range of exciting outdoor and indoor activities. The Kids Club has its own playground and a separate children's pool.

Places of interest

Mauritius - the pearl of the Indian Ocean has everything necessary to guarantee holidays full of diversity and excitement. Discover the various terrains including mountains that are almost 1,000 metres high, volcanoes, sugarcane plantations, bleach white sandy beaches and picturesque lagoons. When that's not enough - there's a whole world under the water just waiting to be discovered as well.

Port Louis

Port Louis

The capital of Mauritius lies on the west coast nestled along the Indian Ocean. Today, Port Louis is a modern island centre with an important harbour.

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Port Louis has a number of interesting sights including the Jummah Mosque which the Ministry of Tourism calls the most beautiful religious building in the country, the "Chateau de Reduit” which was built for French governors and is now the official home of the President, the “Caudan Waterfront” fairytale amusement park and the “Blue Penny Museum'” - home to every philatelists dream: genuine examples of the “Red Penny” and the “Blue Two Pence” stamps.

Wasserfall von Chamarel

The Seven Coloured Earths and waterfall of Chamarel

The road with the most curves on the island - 70 according to local sources - winds its way from Grande Case Noyale along the coast to the hilly heights of the Black River Gorges National Park and onto the Plaine Champagne.

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At 127 metres high (around 400 ft), the waterfall of Chamarel is the island's highest waterfall. The St. Denis river flows over the edge and into a jungle basin - a truly magnificent natural spectacle. The Seven Coloured Earths is another. Depending on the light, the ground can be ochre or yellow, red, brown and even shades of blue and purple. Scientists say the phenomenon traces its roots back the volcanic source of the earth and the lava/mineral content within.

The best time to visit Seven Coloured Earths is in the morning on a sunny day. Opening times: daily from 7 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Ile aux Cerfs Maurice

Île aux Cerfs

Île aux Cerfs is one of the most breathtaking lagunes in the Indian Ocean. Enjoy crystal clear water, wonderful white beaches, ideal for swimming and for water sports like parasailing, canoe, catamaran, speed boat and many more.

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