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Tuna Wall - Mauritius

The absolute highlight, a dive site like no other, and that’s the problem. Free descent in deep blue water, not seen from up, in 35 m depth you find an orientation sign, then in 35 m depth after 3 - 4 min over a sandy ground into the blue, where you can only guess that something follows. The Tuna Wall is a gigantic boulder, which lies on sand in approx. 70 - 80 m depth. On a plateau in approx. 32 m depth are soft corals and seafans, as well as at the drop off in 40 m depth, where you also see shoals of banner fish. Deeper you find shoals of big tunas, mackerels, barracudas and sometimes eagle rays, grey reef sharks and white tip sharks. With strong current this place is full of life. The way up is at 32 m, then freely to the safety stop, setting a buoy and the boat picks you up.