Scuba Diving in the Indian Ocean

Octopus Diving Center offers some of the best diving experiences in the North of Mauritius. A true aquatic paradise, it is perfect for those who want to dive in incredible places. Multi-colored fish, wrecks, cleaning stations, coral gardens with vibrant colors, the sea beds in Mauritius are among the most beautiful in the world thanks to its diversity.

Our team will make you discover some amazing dive sites in the crystal clear and sparkling blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

Share in the Experience

  • PADI and SSI Certified

  • 2 Dives Daily (Except Sundays)

  • Broad Range of Dive Sites

  • Special Dives (Night, Shark and Wreck)

  • Course Certification in PADI

  • SSI Certification also available

  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019

Dive Packages and Safaris

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Octopus Dive Centre offers you a variety of dive packages and safaris. Contact us now to experience the wonders under the rich blue waters of Mauritius

Dive Packages

Offered daily, except Sundays: Morning Dive – two dives. We do this because it enables us to travel further and thus offer our clients more to see. So please bear in mind that if you only wish to participate in one dive you will have to wait on the boat whilst other divers complete their second dive. Not to worry though, tea, water and biscuits are available free of charge on the boat and there is adequate space for sunbathing for those who don’t feel up to doing a second dive.

  • 1 x Dive Rs 1,800
  • 2 x Dives Rs 3,000

Dives take place from Trou Aux Biches to Coin de Mire Island or Grand Bay and Pereybere.

Other Packages

Wreck Dive

Come with us to dive some of the best ship wreck sites off the coast of Mauritius.  Experience these veritable ‘ fish hotels’ under the sea. Day and night dives are available.

These dives take place off the coast of Trou Aux Biches, Grand Bay or Coin de Mire Island depending on conditions. For more information and pricing on our Wreck Dives please contact us directly.

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Shark Safaris

Our Safaris are special diving excursions for divers looking for something a bit different. All the featured islands are protected by the wildlife foundation and offer the best dive sites in Mauritius. We have included the distance of the sites from the diving centre as this will affect the price of the excursion. All our safaris include a lunch of sandwiches, dessert and juice.

Option 1 – Shark Diving – Flat Island (20KM) & Coin de Mire (7KM) – Rs 5,500
Option 2 – Shark Diving – Snake Island & Round Island (35Km) (plus lunch on Ilot Gabrielle) – Rs 6,500

*A minimum of  4 people is required for these safaris

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Night Dive

Join Octopus Diving Centre as we explore the Indian ocean at night. Encounter aquatic life as you have never seen before. Dives take place around the waters of Pereybere and Grand Bay.

  • Price: Rs 2,000 (All inclusive)

*Night dives require a minimum of 5 people.

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Dive Courses

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Qualify as a Diver Today

*Deep Speciality, Rescue and EFR courses also available.

Discover Scuba

Discover Scuba Diving is the perfect program for those who have no experience with scuba diving, but want to know what it is like to breath underwater. While this program is not actually a certification course, it will open your eyes to new possibilities and give you a taste of how much fun it is to scuba dive. Contact Octopus Diving Centre today.

Course duration 1/2 day.
2 dives at Rs 4,200 or
1 dive at Rs 3,200

 *Free pick up between Trou Aux Biches and Grand Gaube.

COURSE INFO

Scuba Diver

The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If your time is limited but you really want to become a diver then this might be the option for you. PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to dive under supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet. Give us a call or email us to enroll Today!

Course duration 2 days

*Free pick up between Trou Aux Biches and Grand Gaube.

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Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba diving course enabling you to discover the underwater world. If you want to learn how to scuba dive then this is the course for you. PADI Open Water divers are qualified to dive under the supervision of a PADI Professional to maximum depths of 18 meters.

Course duration 3 days.

*Free pick up between Trou Aux Biches and Grand Gaube.

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Advanced Open Water

This PADI course is designed to advance your skills as a diver by building upon confidence and expanding your knowledge through five different Adventure Dives. Of these five dives there are two which are required: Deep and Underwater Navigation. You and your instructor will decide the other three. Qualified divers are entitled to dive to 30 meters.

Course duration 3 x half days.

*Free pick up between Trou Aux Biches and Grand Gaube.

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Contact us today to experience the thrill of Scuba!

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About Us

Situated in front of Pereybere public beach, Ludovic (AKA Octo) welcomes you to his diving centre.

Pereybere beach is among one of the most beautiful beaches on the island and it is here, in the clam blue waters of the lagoon – a veritable natural pool, where we offer our initial dive training.

The North offers some of the best diving experiences in Mauritius. A true aquatic paradise, it is perfect for those who want to dive in incredible places. Multi-coloured fish, wrecks, cleaning stations, coral gardens with vibrant colours, the sea beds in Mauritius are among the most beautiful in the world thanks to its diversity.

Ludovic founded Octopus Diving Centre in 2011. With 17 years’ experience behind him he is able to accommodate beginner divers and train them, at their own pace, with the help of the PADI system of diver education.

Our team will make you discover some amazing dive sites in the crystal clear and sparkling blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

Meet the Team

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Ludo (Octo)
Ludo (Octo)Instructor, Skipper and Manager/Owner of Octopus Diving Centre.
With 17 years experience as a professional diver under his belt, Open Water Scuba Instructor Ludovic has completed over 10,000 dives. In 2011, his passion for diving led him to open Octopus Diving Centre and he continues to this day to share this love with all who dive with him. An active supporter of marine conservation and protection, for him the aim of opening a diving centre was not for financial gain but to share and transfer his love for diving and the underwater world.
Stephane
StephaneDivemaster, Skipper and Instructors Assistant.
Originating form the south of Mauritius, Stephane began diving 4 years ago. However his love for the water began long before that when he was working as a professional skipper for dolphin and whale watching excursions. His passion for this field of work made him want to become a professional diver.
Pascal
PascalDivemaster and Skipper
Pascal has been working in the diving industry for 5 years and is a fully qualified dive master. Having joined team Octopus in 2017, he is the newest addition to our team and his caring, polite, and gentle nature has made him a valued member.
Warren
WarrenSkipper and Trainee Dive master.
The youngest member of our team, Warren began diving when he joined team Octopus 2 years ago. He originates from the north of the island and is our trusted skipper who is also in training to become a dive master. He is a valuable member of our team and a favorite among clients with his warm attitude and friendly smile. With such positive natural qualities and the progress he has shown to date, we are sure that he has a bright future in the diving industry ahead of him.
Michelle
MichelleReservations and Administration.
Originating from Scotland, Michelle joined Team Octopus in 2016 after emigrating to Mauritius at the end of 2015. Her diving career began in 2013 when she completed her Open Water and Advance Open Water with Ludovic at Octopus Diving Centre. Today she is responsible for the diving centre and the administrative side of the business.

Top Quality Equipment

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Quality Services

OUR SERVICES & CORE VALUES

At Octopus Diving Centre we always have one trip of two dives per day. We do this because it enables us to travel further and thus offer our clients more to see. So please bear in mind that if you only wish to participate in one dive you will have to wait on the boat whilst other divers complete their second dive. Not to worry though, tea, water and biscuits are available free of charge on the boat and there is adequate space for sunbathing for those who don’t feel up to doing a second dive.

Times:

Meeting time: 08:45 at the dive centre

Returning time: 13:00 at the latest depending on the dive site.

*Introduction divers taking part in a refresh course will be required to come at 08:15 or 14:00 as per time slot allocated by instructor.

** Divers benefiting from our free pick up service will discuss their pick up point and time with our staff directly.

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Things To Know

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A few things you should know before arriving for your dive trip

How to Book

To book one of our dive packages or to enroll on one of our scuba courses, simply select your preferred package or course and complete the contact form and we will be in touch. Alternatively give us a call on +230 5446 0543 (8am-5pm) or send a WhatsApp or Viber to: +230 5728 9303.

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 Proof of Certification

Qualified divers will need to provide proof of their qualification eg: dive record and certification card. You may also bring a medical certificate if necessary. Each individual participating in a dive is required by Mauritian Law to complete and sign the following documents, provided by us, prior to diving: Medical Statement; Security regulations agreement; Release form.

Deposit

We ask for a cash deposit of Rs 500.00 per diver in order to secure their reservation. This is required due to the number of no-shows we have had in the past. Therefore please note that your space will not be reserved without the deposit.

Dive Equipment

You are more than welcome to bring along your own equipment. In the event that you don’t have any equipment with you, the diving centre is equipped with Scuba Pro products which can be rented,  we also have a Bauer compressor on the premises.

Weather conditions

Since the safety of our clients is our main priority, all our excursions are dependent on the weather conditions. We will not, under any circumstances take clients out if the weather conditions are not suitable. This decision is final.

Number of divers

Certain dives require a minimum number of divers. Shark safaris for example require a minimum of 4 people and night dives a minimum of 5. Daytime and wreck dives can accommodate 8-10 divers.

 Non-Divers & Snorkelers

We are often asked if non-diving family and friends can join us in the boat. Whilst we are usually happy to do this, our decision will be based on the number of divers we already have as priority will be given to divers. Please note that we do not do snorkeling only boat trips.

Sunday dives

We usually do not operate on Sundays but may do so under special circumstances. Negotiations should be made with the owner and instructor and will be subject to the number of clients and their situation.

Afternoon dives

 We can provide 1 dive trip in the afternoon for clients under special circumstances. These are reef dives to a maximum depth of 18 meters and are open to all divers. There are No afternoon dives on Sundays.

Contact Us

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Ready for your next Dive?

WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU

Complete the form to make a booking. If you are not sure about something then please give us a call and we will assist you wherever possible. Alternatively you can pop into our dive centre at anytime during operating hours (8am – 5pm). Please also see our FAQ section to find out what to bring along.

Main Office: Royal Road, Pereybere, Mauritius North
Phone: +230 268 1798
WhatsApp/Viber: +230 5728 9303
Email: mydivingcentre@hotmail.com