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Dive Review of Mascareignes Plongee/Beach Villas in
Other Locations/Mauritius, Grand Baie

January, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Stanley Zuk, NY, USA
Report Number 3164
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Mexico, Cozumel, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Bonaire, Seychelles, Fiji,
Tanzania, Emirates, French Polynesia, Bora Bora, Rangiroa, Toau, Fakarava,
PNG, Australia, Micronesia, Cook Islands, many others 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 0    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
safety stop  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
Mauritius is a wonderful and interesting vacation spot in the Indian Ocean,
sorrounded by great beaches and healthy beautiful coral reef all around the
island. I dove with Mascareignes Plongee in Grand Baie with Jean Lincoln,
the owner of the operation, CMAS reef activist well known all over
Mauritus. He grew up there and knows every possible thing about every reef
around Grand Baie and Coin de Mire. Every dive was very good, many huge
green turtles, many big morey eels, and beautiful healthy hard coral, and
soft coral reefs. Fish life was similar to that of Seychelles, Tnazania,
and Zanzibar, and the only thing which was missing was the lack of large
pelagics, perticularily sharks, which used to be present around Flat
Island. Every dive was interesting and we could see something great on all
of them, Jean Lincoln would never dissapoint, and you'll never have more
than 4 people on his small boat, which was a blessing. I stayed in Beach
Villas with their own small nice beach overlooking Grand Baie and famous
Coin de Mire Rock. Food in local restaurants was great and inexpensive.
Rent a car if you'd like to see everything that is to see in Mauritius,
particularily Le Morne. 
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