Mauritius is an extremely diverse island, in terms of both its human inhabitants and its natural features. The community, harbouring an extraordinarily varied Mauritian culture, is particularly diverse. As a result of this, there is no official religion on the island, but Christians, Muslims, Tamils, Hindus, Buddhists and other settlers from all four corners of the world live in perfect harmony, where all religions are respected and can be practised freely.
Due to a proliferation of ancestral cultures, resulting from a history of numerous successive colonisations, these different communities live together in a spirit of peace and mutual acceptance, attending churches, temples, mosques or pagodas. Although English is the island’s official language, French is the most widely used, while the language of everyday communication is Creole, alongside other Oriental languages such as Mandarin, given that 2% of the population are Chinese. The entire population shares customs and traditions.
This cultural diversity can also be found in the natural environment. The landscapes of Mauritius are particularly varied.
To the east, west and north, there are long, quiet beaches, ideal for water sports, while further to the south can be found landscapes of a completely different nature, with rocky coasts battered by the waves, devoid of coral reefs. Inland, breath-taking views over the rivers, forests, and mountains with astounding summits alternate with tranquil valleys that can be explored on foot.
With Blue Safari, you can discover the splendours of Mauritius in a unique way.
You can choose to board our BS1100 submarine and descend to 35 metres below sea level to explore the waters and discover the incredible marine life of the Indian Ocean, or to pilot your own subscooter to three metres below sea level – at a speed of 4 km/h – and discover the wonders of underwater life at your leisure.