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Exploration • Conservation • Education

Discover our Marine Discovery Centre situated at the hotel and meet Marine, our marine biologist who’s waiting for you with lots of interesting information and useful advice!

The Marine Discovery Centre is dedicated to the exploration and preservation of the marine and coastal environment with the aim of educating and raising awareness among all users of the lagoon and the local coastal communities.

The Centre was launched in 2010 in collaboration with a local NGO and is funded by the Green Attitude Foundation.


To address the environmental challenges we are facing, we promote both local and regional collaborations. We already signed 3 partnership agreements to study and help preserve humpback whales, sea turtles, and endemic bats and plants.

We study the humpback whales

COMBAVA project: In 2021, for the first time in Mauritius, we deployed a hydrophone to record the songs of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), with the objective to improve the knowledge this specie in our region and strengthen the skills of local actors.

We study the sea turtles

  • TImOI project: In 2021, our team was trained by CEDTM and Kelonia in how to collect samples on hawksbill turtles for genetic and isotopic analysis. The aim is to learn more about their life cycle and contribute to their protection.
  • TORSOOI: A photo identification software used to build a database of the sea turtle populations in Mauritius with the objective of enhancing local knowledge and capacity building.

We help preserve endemic plants and bats

During 2022, we will set up a garden with endemic coastal plants in front of the MDC, with the purpose of conserving and raising awareness of our native fauna.

We will also support the protection of the last groups of endemic bats and their ecosystems via educational activities to highlight their importance for our island.

Contact the Marine Discovery Centre

Do not hesitate to contact us for any question, visit or booking!
Ask to be put in touch with Marine, the Marine Discovery Centre Coordinator.

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