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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

Comments, photos and species

Ribbon Eel
Muraena
Titan Triggerfish
Reef Triggerfish
Coral
Starfish

Marine Life

What species others who dived here encountered

Ribbon Eel
Muraena
Titan Triggerfish
Reef Triggerfish
Coral
Starfish

Nearby Dive Centers

Ordered by distance, within a range of 25km

Atlantis Diving Center

Email: vb@atlantisdiving.info Telephone: (230) 422-7126

          The Friendly, Safe, Adventure Dive Specialists in MAURITIUS under the personal care of 30-year experienced PADI and IVTB MQA Certified Dive Master Instructor & owner Vellin Bhurtun you will experience one of the great diving adventures. Located in the heart of the best diving in Mauritius, Trou-aux-Biches, Vellin Bhurtun and his courteous, competent staff will show you the most exciting diving spots: from Beautiful, Living Coral Reefs adore with rainbows of brilliantly colored tropical fish who will eat from you hand to exciting wreck dives filled with mysterious folklore. From beginner to professional divers, you will have the Greatest Fun and Adventure with Vellin Bhurtun and his competent, friendly staff who will show you all the secret dive sites and make you feel like members of his cared for Family!

Divesail Consultants Ltd

Email: divesail@intnet.mu Telephone: +230 52540102

Turtle Bay Divers

Email: divespotltd@gmail.com Telephone: (230) 5252 5074

Captain Mimi's Diving Center

Email: johnny@captain-mimi.com Telephone: (+230) 5985 5455

          La plongée à l'ìle Maurice est possible toute l'année. La meilleure saison est durant l'été austral, de novembre à avril. La température de l'eau peut atteindre 29 degrés. En hiver, l'eau se rafraîchit notablement et peut avoisiner les 20 degrés, la mer est souvent plus agitée et la visibilité moins bonne. Dans notre centre, nous pratiquons la plongée depuis plus de 25 ans. L'expérience acquise durant ces années nous a procuré de nombreuses aptitudes et connaissances du milieu sous-marin. C'est notre père Louis Anselme Alexandre plus connu sous le nom de "Capitaine Mimi" qui nous a initié à la plongée. Il a été le premier à l'île Maurice à emmener des gens en mer pour faire de la plongée. C'était en 1952 pour la Royal Navy! Depuis lors, il a répertorié les nombreux sites de plongées, plus beaux les uns que les autres. C'est aussi lui qui a coordonné le projet du Mauritius Underwater Group (MUG) de saborder la première épave pour en faire un récif artificiel. Le bateau, nommé Water Lilly, fut sabordé le 30 août 1980, au large de Trou aux Biches par 25 mètres de profondeur.

Maritim Diving Centre Balaclava

Email: info@maritimdiving.com Telephone: +230 2041000

          The Maritim Diving Centre based at the Maritim Resort and Spa-5 star Hotel, in Turtle Bay, Mauritius. Our Diving Centre is an active member of the Mauritian Scuba Diving Association (MSDA) and Scubapro Education Association (SEA) which denotes our commitment to professionalism, high quality standards and excellence. Our Friendly and Reliable Maritim Diving Centre team is ready to welcome you to a fascinating Mauritian underwater adventure.
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