Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius

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Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius

Phone +230 2041000, info.mau@maritim.de

Maritim Diving Centre

The Maritim Resort & Spa Diving Centre is a scuba diving tour operator driven by the passion of the ocean, eager to share with complete beginners and qualified divers to discover or re-discover our fascinating and breath taking underwater scenery. Our passion for the marine flora and fauna make us one among the best scuba diving centres, orientated at improving your scuba diving skills and create unique underwater memories of your trip with us.

At Maritim Diving Centre 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. Maritim Resort guests and all non-hotel guests are most-welcome and we also offer a pick-up service to nearby divers within 5 km from the Maritim Resort and Spa.

Our Dive Sites

More than 21 dive sites are available; Wreck diving, the famous Stella Maru is one of the most common wrecks in the North-West region, dive sites like Coral Garden, Poison Reef and Week End are among the best Reef dives we have to offer. Lost Anchor, Stenopus and Holt Rock offer impressive basaltic rock formation with loads of sea fans. The North-west coast offers warm waters, great visibility and fascinating scenery for a truly super diving experience.

Mauritius is surrounded by a coral reef with a rich marine life – and offers shallow comfortable dive sites for beginners, as well as Wrecks, walls, rock formations and Caverns for the experienced. There are dive sites right around Mauritius, however the best diving is along the North coast due to its consistently good sea and weather conditions.

With over 21 dive sites, within a short boat trip from the Maritim 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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Riff Dive

Holt Rock

Depth: 12-22m
Environment: Big basaltic rock, Gigantic Sea fanss
Expect to See: Giant Morays, Titan Triggerfish

Trou aux Biches Reef

Depth: 14-19m
Environment: Sandy Bank, Coral patches
Expect to See: Morays, Ribbon Eel, Nudibranchs, Stone Fish, Titan Triggerfish

Crater

Depth: 12-20m
Environment: Big Coral patch
Expect to See: Bat Fish, Turtle, Eagle Ray

Albert Wall

Depth: 27-40m
Environment: Drop off, Green coral, Tabular coral, Coral patches
Expect to See: Porcupine Fish, Butterfly Fish, Surgeon Fish

Pyramid

Depth: 12-25m
Environment: Coral patch, Anemone
Expect to See: Parrot Fish, Trumpet Fish, Eagle Ray, Clown Fish

Oberoi Reef 

Depth: 5-14m
Environment: Coral patches, Sandy patches
Expect to See: Parrot Fish, Trumpet Fish, Lion Fish, Morays, Emperor Fish

Poison Reef

Depth: 17-26 m (ML)
Environment: Sandy patch, Coral patches, Anemone, Tabular coral
Expect to See: Morays, Stone Fish, Lion Fish, Leaf Fish, Trumpet Fish, Box Fish, Porcupine Fish, Surgeon Fish

Turtle Cave

Depth: 17-22m
Environment: Coral patch, Cave, Green coral, Tabular coral
Expect to See: Morays, Lobster, Lion Fish, Stone Fish, Sweetlips Fish, Turtle, Angel Fish, Parrot Fish, Surgeon Fish


Wreck Dive

Stella Maru

Depth: 19-26m (ML)
Environment: Wreck, Green coral
Expect to See: Giant Morays, Triggerfish, Porcupine Fish, Jack Fish

Emily and Waterlily

Depth: 26-28m
Environment: Wreck, Anemone, Tabular coral
Expect to See: Yellow Mouth Morays, Porcupine fish, Lion Fish, Leaf Fish, Mantis Shrimp, Crocodile Fish, Emperor Fish

Azuma Maru

Depth: 28-33m
Environment: Wreck, Encrusting coral , Green coral
Expect to See: Porcupine Fish, Emperor Fish, Snapper, Nudibranchs, Jack Fish


DSD

Mimi's Arch

Depth: 9-13m
Environment: Coral patches, Fringing reef
Expect to See: Goby, Lion Fish, Parrot Fish, Sweetlips Fish

Coral Garden

Depth: 10-20m
Environment: Sand bank, Coral Reef, Anemone
Expect to See: Stone Fish, Leaf Fish, Lion Fish, Parrot Fish

Stella Reef

Depth: 12-26m
Environment: Sandy patches, Coral patches
Expect to See: Parrot Fish, Lion Fish, Morays, and Ribbon Eel.

Chilli Drop

Depth: 5-13m
Environment: Small Drop off, Small Caves, Coralline rock
Expect to See: Lobster, Morays, Scorpion Fish, Ribbon Eel, Octopus

Barracuda Reef (DSD)

Depth: 12-15m
Environment: Coral patches, Anemone
Expect to See: Morays, Box Fish, Trumpet Fish, Barracuda, Clown Fish, Leaf Fish, Lion Fish, Turtle

Maritim Reef

Depth: 13-15m
Environment: Sandy bank, Coral patches
Expect to See: Morays, Ribbon Eel, Parrot Fish Butterfly fish, Turtle, Eagle Ray, Leaf Fish


Drift and Deep Dive

Lost Anchor

Depth: 24-30m (ML)
Environment: Big Basaltic Rock, Black Coral, Green Coral, Old Anchor.
Expect to See: Jack Fish, Snapper, Eagle Ray

Caravelle

Depth: 14-28m
Environment: Big Basaltic Rock, Sea Fan
Expect To See: Bat Fish, Barracuda, Eagle Ray, Shark

Stenopus

Depth: 28-35m
Environment: Big Basaltic Rock, Gigantic Sea Fans, Green & Black Coral Valley
Expect to See: Giant Moray, Eagle Ray

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

Sports and Leisure

Guests may use the following hotel facilities/equipment free of charge

  • Fitness centre with modern trimming machines (air-conditioned)
  • 3 tennis courts (synthetic) with floodlighting (rackets and balls for a fee)
  • The hotel's 9 hole golf course: Par 29 longest hole is 340 m (balls and equipment for a fee)
  • Water ski session
  • Sailing boats 
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  • Windsurfing 
  • Snorkelling including equipment
  • Glass bottom boat (daily trips)
  • Pedal boats
  • Archery (as per hotel's activity program)
  • Canoes
  • Stand up paddles
  • Croquet
  • Mini golf (9 holes directly on the beach)
  • Table tennis
  • Jogging path of 1.8 km and a "nature" walk of 1.5 km
  • Yoga and Pilates collective sessions (as per hotel's activity program)
  • Giant chess
  • Football (synthetic court)
  • Volleyball
  • Boccia
  • Aqua gym sessions (as per hotel's activity program)
  • Urban golf

Diving

The diving center at the Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius is staffed by qualified professionals and teaches both guests and non-guests the special knowledge needed for safe scuba diving. Some diving initiation in the pool are organised free of charge for hotel guests.

Horse Riding

The hotel has its own Equestrian Centre with 10 horses and one pony, a small animal farm as well as giant tortoises park. Everyone is welcome, from beginner to pro.

Pony as from 6 years old
Long trousers and closed footwear are mandatory (not provided)

Golf

9-hole golf course (Par 29), green fees free of charge, driving range.

Golf lessons, hiring of clubs, driving range balls at a fee.

Urban golf

"Urban golf" was born in Germany in the 90's through the inspiration of a golf beginner named Torsten Schilling who wanted to liberalise golf and allow people to play wherever they wish to! Also known as street-golf or cross-golf it basically involves swapping the green course for a building site or even on the streets with a special and very light ball placed on a mat. The only rule? Have FUN!

Guests of the Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius have the opportunity, additional to its 9-hole (PAR 29) golf course, to hit the ball throughout its exceptional 25 hectares estate. The "Urban Golf" course starts near the spa to end up in a spectacular way at its fine dining restaurant "Château Mon Désir".

Places of interest

Mauritius - the pearl of the Indian Ocean has everything necessary to guarantee holidays full of diversity and excitement. Discover the various landscapes 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 capital 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. 

Ile aux Cerfs Maurice

Île aux Cerfs

Île aux Cerfs is one of the most breathtaking lagoons 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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