Each coral reef shelters a myriad of multicoloured fish; if you want to see them, just put on your flippers, mask and snorkel. You find yourself swimming in the midst of a multitude of fish, as if in an aquarium where clown fish and damselfish endlessly brush past the anemones protection against predators. On the slopes of the coral reef, on the ocean side, divers will get close to the "big game": sharks, dolphins, tuna fish and marlin.
Mauritius is one of the main diving spots in the world. A diving guide is essential though.© iStockphoto.com / RainervonBrandis
There is a wide range of wildlife inhabiting the ocean floors, which you can see just by snorkelling.© iStockphoto.com / Cinoby
Parot Fish are one of the most common species found in Mauritius' lagoons.© iStockphoto.com / VitalyEdush
Tropical fish only live in warm waters.© iStockphoto.com / Martin Strmko
There is a range of companies offering to take you dolphin spotting. In Tamarin, in Black River, dolphins come up to the shore.© iStockphoto.com / J_Knaupe