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Marine life, Mauritius

The ocean floors around the island provide kaleidoscope of colours that aer well worth exploring, even for experienced divers.

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Under-water wildlife Mauritius
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Under-water wildlife

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.

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Under-water wildlife

Diving, Mauritius, Under-water wildlife, The fauna, Mauritius
Diving, Mauritius

Mauritius is one of the main diving spots in the world. A diving guide is essential though.

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The underwater fauna, Mauritius, Under-water wildlife, The fauna, Mauritius
The underwater fauna, Mauritius

There is a wide range of wildlife inhabiting the ocean floors, which you can see just by snorkelling.

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The Parot Fish, Mauritius, Under-water wildlife, The fauna, Mauritius
The Parot Fish, Mauritius

Parot Fish are one of the most common species found in Mauritius' lagoons.

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Tropical fish, Mauritius, Under-water wildlife, The fauna, Mauritius
Tropical fish, Mauritius

Tropical fish only live in warm waters.

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Dolphins, Mauritius, Under-water wildlife, The fauna, Mauritius
Dolphins, Mauritius

There is a range of companies offering to take you dolphin spotting. In Tamarin, in Black River, dolphins come up to the shore.

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