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Water Sports In Mauritius


Mauritius is a place for many things. One of these things is water sports. This country is the perfect place for getting involved with some of these thrill-inducing activities as the whole place is surrounded by delightfully serene waters and picturesque backdrops. Independent shops where visitors can buy equipment and then services of friendly trainers mean that anyone of any level of experience can enjoy the excitement of parasailing, water skiing, and deep-sea fishing, to name just a few activities.

Different Island Areas


Whilst this is a country that seems small to the uninitiated, it is actually amongst the most diverse nations in the region. Four areas of the island allow travellers to become acquainted with some of the natural beauty of this volcanic creation in a variety of ways.


Coral reefs surround much of Mauritius. These ensure the big waves of the Indian Ocean cannot cause much damage to the land. It also means that those who are enjoying their holidays have no need to fear for their safety. The south side of the island is the only exception. Here, there is no shield so the large waves and rough waters can crash against the cliffs without any hindrance. This is the reason why few water sports take place in this part of the country.


The north is the main area for water sports. This is where most of the island's sports loving population base their shops and schools. It is close to the tourist haven of the west and the unspoiled virgin beaches of the east. Of course, the north is not the only place where fun in the water can take place, but anyone who is serious about their water sports will soon find him or herself spending lots of time here.


Deep Sea Fishing


Between November and April, the waters around Mauritius are at their calmest. For travellers, this is fantastic because it means they have the opportunity to catch some of Mauritius' most famous species of fish, such as the black and blue marlins, bonito, tuna, and even sharks. The majority of people tend to fish around the Flic en Flac, Le Morne, Grand Baie, and Trou aux Biches areas, but a professional guide knows exactly where the fish congregate and how visitors can fill their nets and take many stories back home with them.


To get involved, simply visit a hotel or resort . These places have fishing boats to hire. Depending on the tourist or resort in question, they may also supply guides.


Thousands of people flock to this nation each year for deep-sea fishing competitions, especially the annual Marlin World Cup in December.


Kite Surfing


Mauritius waters are definitely known for their tranquillity and therapeutic benefits, but it does not mean they are dead and lifeless. Whilst extreme weather is a rarity, it can still get breezy, and this makes it a perfect location for kite surfing. Currently, Mauritius has a growing reputation within kite surfing circles, as the variety and quality of locations are world-renowned.


These locations include the Anse la Raie and Cap Malheureux in the north, which is an area alive with adrenaline-filled water sports, while being the perfect place to mingle and meet other enthusiasts. There is the Belle Mare and Poste Lafayette in the sparsely populated east; a great place to enjoy calm waters and a peaceful lifestyle. And for the people looking to take a risk, there are the rough waves of Point d’Esny in the south.


Blue Submarine Exploration


Diving is always a favourite past time for travellers in this tropical location. Take the hassle away from getting wet and preparing all the equipment with an excursion on the Blue Submarine. This marvellous air-conditioned cabin maintains atmospheric pressure and allows people to experience the vibrant and colourful coral and marine life of the country from a depth of 35 metres.


Amongst the sights tourists can take in include an authentic anchor from the 17th century, schools of tropical fish, and the Star Hope shipwreck.


Parasailing


Parasailing is a new way to get the heart pumping and to view the Mauritian landscape. Join up with one of many trained boat operators and get ready to see places like the Grand Baie and Ile aux Cerfs areas in an entirely new way. There are so many places for parasailing in the Mauritius. Tourists should just get in touch with their hotel or resort to find out more about where they can partake in this sport.


Previous experience is not necessary to enjoy this enticing activity. All travellers get a safety briefing and a chance to become acquainted with certified safety equipment before taking off.


Enjoy bird's eye views of the turquoise lagoons and harshly cut cliffs of the island, whilst also being able to look over the wonderful buildings of the country's resorts and towns.


Water Skiing


Travellers always say there is nothing like skimming along the ocean waves with a minimal amount of equipment. It is a way to get the pulse racing and a story to take back home. Water skiing is always a popular activity in this country due to the calmness of the waters. There are many locations to enjoy this exciting past time. One of these is the Grand Baie area where water skiing enthusiasts from all over the world gather to view the country’s tropical coastline from a fresh new angle.

 
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