Riding in a underwater submarine is a lifetime experience. I have been on a rustic Submarine called INS Kursura (S20) in Hyderabad before which is preserved as a museum but nothing beats the experience of a live Submarine dive in the Indian Ocean.
We were fortunate enough to have the Blue Safari Submarine place right in front of our hotel in Mauritius so we didn’t have to shell out any cab fee to reach here. There was another option available called Subscooters for 2 people and provisions like Lunch Underwater but our main goal was to to do a submarine dive. There are two submarines in their fleet; a 10 seater and a much smaller 6 seater. The later of two, was our ride and gave us a more personalized vibe. Each submarine can dive to 35 ms where the views under the warm Indian Ocean are filled with colorful fishes, corals, crabs and stingrays.
We found a underwater shipwreck site
Can you spot an anchor underwater?
As we dived underwater, everything inside the submarine turned greenish due to refraction. If you look attentively outside, you will find variety of fishes floating by the windows, coral beds and a shipwreck site with a huge rusty anchor. Earlier, the scrap metal value in Mauritius was not lucrative, so people used to sink the scrapped ships underwater. But now they have stopped this practice.
A submarine full of awed viewers!
Throughout the journey, our submarine captain gave us insights into the various creatures & things we saw down and kept us entertained with his little anecdotes.
The speed boat ride to the ship from where the submarines started was itself beautiful. We captured breathtaking views through our lenses and etched them into our hearts.
A selfie of happy us after the submarine ride. We cannot stop beaming.
Snacks were arranged for us on the deck of the main ship.
How much ever I say to describe the feeling in the submarine, is less. It is a one-of-a-kind experience, which I will cherish my entire life.
Share with me your first time experiences by commenting below. Thanks for ready my post and happy travels!
Liked my post? Share it or Pin it. Click on the image below to pin it for later.
Pin for later