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    Sea kayaking in blue waters of Mauritius

    29 July 2015

    It’s that time of the year again, when we head to cooler places to get away from the sweltering heat. But aren’t you bored of the same of old getaways? To pump in a little adventure, head to Mauritius this time. Yes, we know it’s a typical honeymoon place, but water sports in Mauritius are too good. Even if you aren’t a water baby, Mauritius will make you fall in love with at least the basic water sports that need no swimming training.

    1. Parasailing

    Parasailing combines the fun of sky and water sports in Mauritius

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    Parasailing in Mauritius is a great sport to start with. It not just gives you a bird’s-eye view of the lagoons, but also an unmatched thrill. This is the best place to lose yourself in the magnificent turquoise waters and their vastness. The duration differs from place to place, but basically a parasailing flight is about 5 to 15 minutes.

    Adventure level: Moderate
    Where: Grand Baie, Trou d’eau Douce, and Ile aux Cerfs.
    Swimming required: No
    Tips: If you carry your camera, make sure that you strap it properly.


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    2. Cave Sea Kayaking

    Sea kayaking in blue waters of Mauritius

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    A rather easy one among various water sports in Mauritius, kayaking allows you to explore mysterious islands and caves. You can opt for a single kayak or a double kayak. The best part is that you can discover a lot more on your own. If starting from Pointe Aux Sable, paddle through the water and discover the gorgeous basalt rock gardens while entering in the stunning rock caves.

    Adventure level: Moderate to Difficult
    Where: The Cliffs of Albion in the Mauritius West Coast; starting point is Pointe Aux Sable.
    Swimming required: No
    Tips: Pack extra pair of clothes, sunscreen, towels and comfortable sandals. You can also opt for Cave Sea Kayaking classes. Yemaya Adventures offers various courses.

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    3. Water Skiing

    Skiing is one of the popular water activities in Mauritius

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    Water skiing in Mauritius is a wonderful sport to get an adrenaline rush. This high-octane sport seems a tad difficult at first, but soon it becomes a smooth sail. All you need to do is skim along the water’s surface, standing upright on skis holding a tow rope. Water-ski is best enjoyed where the water is calm.

    Adventure level: Difficult
    Where: Trou d’eau Douce and Grand Baie
    Swimming required: Yes
    Tips: Before you hit the water, get a brief idea about the sport and the equipments. Don’t forget to wear a life jacket.

    4. Windsurfing

    Surfing along huge fishes and strong winds in Mauritius

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    Windsurfing in Mauritius is exciting as well as challenging. For beginners, it involves standing on a surfboard and controlling the speed, acceleration and the direction with the sails. Crash courses are available easily. Besides being fun, it’s a great form of workout and can burn upto 1000 calories per hour. That’s good for a sport, right?

    Adventure level: Difficult
    Where: Le Morne peninsula, Small Reef, Manawa and One Eye
    Swimming required: Yes
    Tips: Warm a little bit before you start. Get a big board for easier surfing. Learn from the pros. Best season is December to April.

    5. Deep Sea Fishing

    Big Game Fishing in Mauritius

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    Game fishing is for people who love adventure, but not the usual way. Another of many water sports in Mauritius, it is a lot of fun and also gives you a great dish for dinner. There are overnight fishing expeditions too.

    Adventure level: Easy
    Where to try: Grand Bay and Black River
    Swimming required: No
    Tips: Talk to experts for quick and easy tips. Always put attention to details like your equipments and stuff. Pick your target well. And do a proper homework. Best Season is July to October

    6. Blue Safari Submarine

    Blue Safari Submarine in Mauritius

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    Wish to dive, but don’t want to get wet? Try Blue Safari Submarine ride. It is a different one among Mauritius water sports, and takes you among the exotic corals and the ship-wreck ‘Star Hope’. Located at Trou Aux Biches & Mont Choisy, Blue Safari Submarine will give you a whirlwind tour of the ocean.

    Adventure level: Moderate
    Swimming required: No
    Tips: Reservations are recommended at least a day in advance.The price per adult is Rs 39,000 and for children it’s Rs 23,000.

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    7. Dolphin Spotting and Whale Watching

    A huge whale having fun in Mauritian sea water

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    If any of the above water sports in Mauritius don’t seem like your style, try this one. Not exactly a sport, but dolphin spotting and whale watching in Mauritius definitely makes your trip unforgettable. It requires a bit of patience and hunting, but the result is priceless.

    Adventure level: Easy
    Where to try: The coast of Tamarin
    Swimming required: Yes (If you want to swim with the dolphins)
    Tips: This trip will take about two hours. Take enough drinking water with you. Not recommended for pregnant women. Also, the activity depends on the weather and sea condition.

    8. Underwater Sea Walk

    Underwater sea walking is absolutely among Mauritius water sports.

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    The name says it all! Try underwater sea walking if you want to explore the rich sea life. It might be little scary at the beginning, but it’s worth it. Compared to other water sports activities in Mauritius, this is gives you the best underwater experience.

    Adventure level: Moderate
    Where to try: Trou d’eau Douce and Port Louis
    Swimming required: No
    Tips: The underwater walk is not suitable for children below 7. Remember to get a swimsuit and a towel.

    9. Sea Hover

    Three sea hovers enjoying a sunny day adventure

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    Craving for some intense fun? Try Sea hover. If you love speed and roller coasters, sea hover will be one of the most exciting sea activities in Mauritius for you. Sea Hover is recommended for adrenaline junkies out there!

    Adventure level: Moderate
    Where to try: Benitier’s Island, Le Morne, La Balise Marina and the coast of Flic en Flac
    Swimming required: No
    Tips: Since it’s all about speed, get yourself ready for some extreme fun. Don’t forget your life jacket!

    10. Underwater Scooter

    Underwater scooter in Mauritius

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    Take romance to a whole new level with underwater scooter, the latest to enter the exciting world of adventure activities in Mauritius. Perfect for couples, the experience is pretty much like scuba diving.

    Adventure level: Easy
    Where to try: Grand Bay and Trou aux Biches
    Swimming required: No
    Tips: Wear comfortable flats. Also, get your own swimwear or shorts and swimwear.

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    11. Snorkeling

    Snorkeling in Mauritius

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    What’s the fun without some snorkeling in Mauritius? Plunge into the blue sea and explore the magical corals and marine life. This is an experience you will never forget, ‘cos the reefs here are spectacular.

    Adventure level: Easy
    Where to try: Blue Bay Marine Park, Pointe aux Piments, Trou aux Biches, Ile aux Cerfs or Flic en Flac
    Swimming required: No
    Tips: Wear comfortable light swimwear for snorkeling in Mauritius. If you want to take pictures, get yourself an underwater camera.

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    12. Scuba Diving

    Scuba Diving in Mauritius

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    In Mauritius, the scuba diving scene is absolutely fascinating. Enjoy the colorful marine life and the peaceful silence of the sea as you dive into it. Non-swimmers can scuba dive as well, but if you know how to swim, scuba diving in Mauritius can be an exhilarating experience.

    Adventure level: Moderate
    Where to try: Colorado and Roche Zozo located off Blue Bay on the southern coast of Mauritius.
    Swimming required: Preferably
    Tips: To get the best out of your diving experience in Mauritius contact with accredited dive centers such as the Ocean Spirit Diving Center in Péreybère or Tamarin Ocean Pro Diving in Tamarin. They are totally safe and will give you proper guidance.

    Mauritius has a lot to offer. And, there’s something for everyone. While you splash around, don’t forget to stuff yourself with the toothsome local cuisine. So, go ahead, book your tickets and have truckloads of fun with these amazing water sports in Mauritius!

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