All about Diving with Beachcomber and Keeping Safe

Posted in News on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 by The Beachcomber Tours Correspondent

Over the years Mauritius has been voted as “Best Indian Ocean Diving Destination” and it’s easy to see why. With ideal temperatures all year round, waters harbouring treasures for everlasting memories, lagoons stretching out to the coral reefs, passes, outer reefs, drop-offs or shipwrecks, Mauritius has multiple diving opportunities for both beginners and experienced divers. Internationally recognised courses like CMAS and PADI certifications are offered by our diving centres.

Sensitive to safety issues and environmental concerns, the national association places great emphasis on these two elements. After having remained relatively unexplored for a long time, everyone in the know agrees that the Mauritian marine underworld is worth the trip. The prominent place diving activities holds at most hotels on the island, is a testament to this.

One of the most notable reasons to dive with Beachcomber in Mauritius, is its proximity to the sites – a mere 20-minute boat ride. Some may experience their first dive in a swimming pool and a lagoon with bountiful stocks of fish and shimmering corals. The Mauritian diving sites are never congested. For the sake of environmental protection, boats are not anchored and with just a few diving groups on the different sites, you will be in for an amazing discovery of this fascinating world. Each region boasts of its very own characteristics and assets. Read more about these in this amazing Diving Brochure

Keeping Safe

Beachcomber diving schools at each of our eight resorts are renowned for their expert instructors, high-quality equipment and stringent health and safety protocols with regards to client and staff safety.

These include: controlled movement in and out of the hotel and dive centre; social distancing on land and boats; wearing of PPE (personal protective equipment) above the water by guests and staff before and after every dive; hand sanitiser dispensers available to guests; restricted access to the compressor and equipment areas; all staff to be tested daily for COVID-19 antibodies; staff are trained to follow strict health and safety policies; high-contact surfaces are disinfected regularly; and social distancing policies. 

All boats will reduce their capacity of guests taken on each dive and the utmost care will be taken with regard to diving equipment: mouthpieces will be removed and used by only one person; and all regulators, BCDs and masks will be disinfected after each dive. Click here for more information on the health and safety protocols that have been implemented.

The Beachcomber diving teams cannot wait to welcome guests back to the beautiful waters of Mauritius in a safe manner.