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Poison Reef is a superb patch reef in the Marine Protected Area of Balaclava, Mauritius. It is a shallow site with a depth of only 16 meters/52 feet, perfect for beginner divers.

The site got its name because of all the venomous fish found here: scorpionfish, lionfish, stonefish, leaf fish, and lots of moray eels. But as long as you make sure not to touch the wildlife, you should be just fine. Along with the not-so-friendly fish, you’ll also spot some beautiful anemones and Mauritian clownfish.

Dive site info provided by Polina Lehman on Apr 12, 2021

Latest Dives

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Ribbon Eel
Titan Triggerfish
Reef Triggerfish

Marine Life

What species others who dived here encountered

Ribbon Eel
Titan Triggerfish
Reef Triggerfish

Nearby Dive Centers

Ordered by distance, within a range of 25km

Diving World - Le Canonnier

Email: francois@diving-mauritius.com Telephone: +230 52 50 1093

          Diving World is the largest group of PADI 5 Star Dive Schools in Mauritius, with over 25 years of experience, we pride our selves at being the best! Diving World Ltd is a privately owned Mauritian company that operates PADI 5 Star Dive Schools. Incorporated since 1993 it has built up a reputation of being the premier dive operator on the island. Diving World runs PADI dive schools at Mauricia, Canonnier, Shandrani and Victoria Beachcomber Resort and Spa. Each of our dive schools are located within the hotel grounds. To ensure that our divers enjoy their dives, all of our dives are guided by at least one of our instructors or dive masters.

Pro Dive Mauritius

Email: prodivemauritius@gmail.com Telephone: (+230) 265 6213

          PADI Five Star Dive Resorts excel in providing traveling scuba divers with memorable scuba diving experiences by providing professional and outstanding service. These dive operations are progressive PADI Resorts that offer the full range of PADI scuba programs, have a good equipment selection and offer dive activities that promote aquatic environmental responsibility.

Blue Water Diving Center

Email: info.bluewater@intnet.mu Telephone: +230 265 6700

          Blue Water Diving Center is one of the first independent diving center founded in 1987 by Hugues Vitry. Blue Water Diving Center is registered or affiliated to: Fédération Française d'Études et Sports Sous-marins (FFESSM) - Centre SCIA (Structure Commerciale Internationale Agréée) Nº 230 10 32C Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Nº S-25076 Mauritian Scuba Diving Association (MSDA), Nº MSDA 0028-N. Hugues Vitry is currently president of the technical comitee Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS). Hugues Vitry was member of the Executicve Office (Rome) from 1995 to 2000 Honorary Membre of the Club Pagure of Villanave d'Ornon in Bordeaux.

Emperator Diving Center

Email: info@emperatordiving.com Telephone: +230 204 88 43

          Hosted by the Sensimar Lagoon Hotel, we have all facilities to welcome you easily All our divers can use a personnal basket, a shower and a changing room Our diving center is equiped with 2 large rinsing tanks and diving gear hangers only 20 meters from the boat !

Dive Dream Diving Center

Email: info@divedreamdivers.com Telephone: (+230) 265 5552

          The diving centre is equipped with all the necessary facilities to ensure that the divers feel comfortable and enjoy dives to the safest diving standards. We have the biggest compressor in the whole of Mauritius. The centre is fully equipped: - A reception area where all the necessary information are given at the divers’ arrival - Changing rooms - Hot shower facilities - A training room equipped with a projector - A room where the equipments and compressor are stored. - Bauer Verticus 450Lts/Mins Renner Nitrox Compressor

Euro-Divers Club Med La Pointe

Email: cmlapointe@euro-divers.com Telephone: + 230 7741131

          Euro-Divers Worldwide was founded by Swiss nationals over 40 years ago and offers safe, exciting and professional scuba diving activities and scuba diving lessons in some of the world’s best diving destinations. You will find our diving schools and dive shops in Maldives, Egypt, Thailand, Mauritius, Indonesia, Spain, Croatia, Japan and Oman. Since its inception, Euro-Divers Worldwide has built an enviable reputation in the diving industry for setting high standards of scuba diving safety, professionalism and customer relationship management. This has enabled it to build strong relationships and partnerships with both its large customer base and with major hotel companies such as the Universal Group of Resorts and the Club Med Group of France. Through many years of experience in the competitive area of scuba diving, Euro-Divers Worldwide has developed into an extremely customer-focused, professional organization dedicated to providing safe, fun and memorable scuba diving experiences. Each of Euro-Divers Worldwide PADI 5-Star diving centres employs highly qualified multilingual scuba diving instructors, teaching diving courses that range from beginner to assistant instructor level, all in Euro-Divers Worldwide guests’ native language.

Blue Ocean Divers

Email: info@blueworldexplorer.com Telephone: +230 549 81356

          Blue World Explorer LTD is a new, dynamic and innovated scuba diving company which has been set up to let all scuba divers discover the beauty of underwater life all around the paradise Island of Mauritius. Our main diving center is located at only 10 minutes from the airport, in the south east of Mauritius, which is perceived as the "Wild Coast" or the "Costa Brava" of Mauritius. Surrounded by a large lagoon and unique barrier reef it provides scuba diving in the most beautiful sea life for lovers of recreational diving and scenic colorful environment.

Divers Ocean

Email: diversocean@hotmail.fr Telephone: (230) 2655889

Dodo Divers

Email: info@dododivers.com Telephone: (+230) 58151533

          Award winning diving centre in North Mauritius, providing guided dives and courses for both Recreational and Technical divers in a friendly, professional and safety conscious environment, allowing you to relax and enjoy your dive!

Dive Spirit Mauritius

Email: divespiritmauritius@gmail.com Telephone: (+230) 57197082

          Dive Spirit Mauritius is a diving center in the north of Mauritius. We personally welcome individuals and are happy to take small groups too. We are committed to providing a customized service for the dive of your choice. We are equipped to offer introductory dives and dives for those with more experience (such as wrecks) as well as PADI training for beginners through to experienced divers. We can accommodate adventurous divers, underwater photographers, videographers and beginners. At Dive Spirit, our philosophy is to promote safe and secure diving in a friendly atmosphere so that you feel comfortable above and underwater. We strive to provide you with a unique, fun and safe experience. Our diving center meets all the PADI safety requirements and more with an eco-responsible behavior during our dives. Thierry leads our team and has dived professionally for over 22 years. He is Master Instructor Level diver. Our team are multi-lingual professionals who are experts in their particular fields. From your first contact with Dive Spirit Mauritius through to your dives, you will be treated in a friendly yet professional manner. We look forward to welcoming you in person!
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