Reunion is an island that rises 3 069m straight out of the ocean and has thousands of valleys surrounding its active volcano. The entire island is covered in mountains and the waters provide some of the best dive sites the Indian Ocean has to offer.
ALL South Africans need to visit this hidden gem! You have no idea on what you are missing out on. And it’s right on our doorstep! Young reefs that are varied and full of life. Incredible topography above and below the ocean. A photographers dream - mantis shrimp enjoy been on show. Squibbles of squid at 5 meters. Eagle Rays, Turtles, Dolphins, schools of reef fish etc.
The dive environments are so different from St Leu to St Gilles that you have to dive both.
Air Austral Departs on Sundays & Wednesdays - Friday flights are only in peak season.
EXPLORE THE DIVE SITES: http://www.travelwithoptions.co.za/reunion/dive-sites/diving-guide
The below packages are valid for travel any time of year except from 01 – 20 July & 1 November to 15 January.
- Return flights in M Class
- Airport taxes
- Meet & Greet
- Return airport / hotel transfers
- Inter Hotel Transfers
- 5 Nights’ accommodation in St Gilles as stipulated below with breakfast daily
- 2 Nights’ accommodation in St Leu @ 3* Ilhoa Seaview Resort in a Std Room with breakfast daily
- 9 Dives per person with weights and cylinder hire - FREE NITROX IN ST LEU
- 3 x Return Tuk Tuk transfers in St Gilles for the 3 diving days
4* Boucan Canot Hotel
3* Le Nautile – Superior Room
3* Ermitage Boutik Hotel – Standard Room
2* Alamanda – Standard Room
PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR UPDATED PRICING AS EXCHANGE RATES FLUCTUATE DAILY. HIGH SEASON SURCHARGES WILL APPLY. WE HAVE SPECIAL FARES ON AIR AUSTRAL SO WE WILL BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS.
We encourage you to eat out and explore the local cuisine. The tuk tuks run In St Gilles so you dont necessarily need a car in St Gilles but for St Leu , you do need a car so car hire can be arranged for a few days on your trip. This then also gives you the oppurtunity to visit the Volcano and Cilaos etc.
Be different and explore and mix with the french. The divers on the island only want to show you an awesome dive experience. Safety standards are the best in the world. Dive groups consist of 4 divers per Dive guide. You can also elect to navigate and dive the reef on your own - provided you are a qualified diver. They will give you all the information with a detailed map and briefing beforehand but then pls carry a compass and always a torch as there are amazing nooks and crannies, caves etc to explore and a torch is very much needed to highlight the amazing reef life and colours.
Day 2 and Day 7 allow for time to explore: http://www.travelwithoptions.co.za/reunion/travel-tips/must-see-on-the-island
Please enquire for extended stays.
YOU can also mix Reunion & Nosy Be?
•Diving in Reunion Island
On the west coast, a lagoon with a natural coral reef. You will be able to dive alongside this reef to discover a huge variety of fauna and flora.
On this side of the island, weather conditions are excellent all year round and the water temperature varies between 24° to 30° C (75° to 86° F).
The visibility is exceptional.
On the east coast there is no coral reef but you will find beautiful and very old lava flows.
Here, you might not be able to dive as easily as on the other coast as this side of the island is a lot windier and rainier, but there are still some fantastic and maybe a little more physical dives to enjoy.
From beginners to qualified divers, the coast from St Paul to St Leu offers many possibilities.
You will dive on the extern side of the reef and you will be able to admire the very rich life that it has to offer.
All sorts of coral: fire coral, soft coral, black coral, red coral… gorgonia. This is just for the flora.
The fauna is as diverse: moray eels, lobsters, clams, clown fishes, turtles, sting ray… a huge live fish tank.
The underwater cliffs:
On the east coast, the windiest one, the underwater cliffs are numerous and varied. Depths are going from 15 to 40 meters; you will be amazed at how clear the water is.
When diving you will encounter a huge amount of fishes: snappers, batfish, and surgeonfish…
You will be seduced by the dives on offer @ Reunion Island.
- Any items of a personal Nature
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not mentioned / included
- Nightly Tourist tax which is payable directly at each hotel - approx EUR0.80 pp/pn
- Optional Excursions
- Tips, Drinks, Taxi fares etc.