The Cathedral in Mauritius, located off Flic-en-Flac on the western coast, is simply one dive site that is not to be missed. A short 10 minute boat ride is all that is needed to discover this incredible site, arguably the most popular dive site Mauritius has to offer.
Magnificent arches, colourful coral and an abundance of life hiding in the crevices all add to the wonder of this site. As you descend deeper into the underwater cave along a narrow chute, you’ll notice plenty of crayfish and shrimp, including banded ghost shrimp if you’re looking carefully enough. The chimney effect ends in a beautiful cathedral-like cavern illuminated by filtered light streaming through the chute. The effect as you look up is purely magical and to make the experience even better, divers are often accompanied by dolphins on this enchanted journey through an unbelievably scenic dive. Marine life in the area includes a variety of angel fish, sergeant majors, clownfish and large groupers, as well as the odd moray eel lurking in the cave.
The Flic-en-Flac area is well-protected from winds which makes diving and visibility in this area of Mauritius superb all throughout the year.