The Cotton Dive Centre

Come enjoy scuba diving among the pristine coral reefs of Rodrigues, an ideal scuba diving destination. Rodrigues’ isolated location and limited commercial development have always restricted fishing activities to a minimum. In the lagoons, the pirogues are generally pole propelled. The coral reef has therefore remained untouched and is an outstanding divers’ paradise.

Scuba diving in Rodrigues

CLIMATE - by order of preference, here are the most favourable diving periods.

Carved over centuries, by marine life and tide influence, coral arches and deep ravines provide superb diving sites. They shelter an impressive fauna likely to reward the boldest divers. Cliffs, cantilevers, collapses and caves are yet to be discovered. As from the level1, shallow diving sites are accessible, thus enabling beginners to have fun and benefit from total security in the lagoon. A wide range of spots is available for experienced and confirmed divers. Diving in Rodrigues will hopefully increase the divers’ passion for such a precious and such a rich submarine world.

The Various sites:
CAMELEROU – 15m; THE CANYON – 17 m; THE BALLADE; ES DEMOISELLES – 4m50; SAINT FRANÇOIS’ PASS – 30m ; THE TURTLE DRY – 31m; KARLANNE – 23m; BEGUE – 13m; DEUX MAISONS – 28m ; MAEVAINA – 19m; BALADIROU PASS – 25m ; CATHY – 25m; BASSIN CATEAU OR PETITE LEA – 17m ; SANDRAVA – 20m; PETIT BRISANT-23m ; LA BASILIQUE - 25m ; KING CAVE – 23m; THE AQUARIUM – 7m

October, November, December, and January: Good visibility, smooth sea, transit of large marine mammals: humpback whales, etc. Water temperature is between 28 and 30 degrees.

February: Same climate, but with risk of cyclones.

March, April, and May: April is the end of the cyclone season. The wind will grow stronger through the months, and water temperature will fall by 1 or 2 degrees.

Mid - June to Mid - July: Strong winds 1 day out of 3, thus causing the water to be cloudy and preventing us from diving outside the lagoon. The Diving Centre is closed in July.

August: The wind is weaker and the sea calmer. Water temperature lies between 23 and 24 C º and rises every day. The Diving Centre is closed in August.

EQUIPMENT:
The Centre is equipped with SCUBAPRO and owns 10 complete sets of equipment: flippers, masks, tubas, long 3 mm mono piece, short 3 mm, stabilizing jackets, Mark 2/R190 regulators, short 12 litre steel mono cylinders, and BAUER compressor.
The boat, the Navasogdi (24 by 8 ft.), is equipped with a 120-litre fresh water tank, portable VHF set, graphic sounder, and GPS (Global Positioning System).

The Cotton Dive Centre is closed in July and August.

 

Please contact us for more information about scuba diving with us.

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