About Us

Our Story

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As crystals are formed by the careful arrangement of different atoms and molecules, so has Crystal Divers Mauritius been founded and created to serve as a brilliantly unique, multi-faceted scuba diving centre.

Our dream is to create connections and share our passion and experiences with scuba divers all over the world. Our focus is providing superior service and unrivalled diver training. Our vision is to put one of the most beautiful jewels of the Indian Ocean on the scuba diving map, and to celebrate all that the island of Mauritius, and we as Crystal Divers Mauritius, have to offer.

Our Centre

Like our training approach, we offer a seamless course progression across our facilities.

We have several open plan classroom spaces and break out areas for independent study, Instructor-led, group and team work and one-to-one time with our Course Directors and experienced Instructors

Our resort has a purpose built training pool, available for use by all of our students.

We are one of two centres on the island to have been awarded the PADI Green Star Award/become an Eco Resort by reducing our overall carbon footprint. This is based on our dedication to conservation across a wide range of business functions, including water conservation, energy use, effective waste management, environmentally friendly transportation practices, the use of sustainable materials and the conservation of materials.

We are also one of the only dive centres on the island to offer scuba diving on aluminum tanks, which are much more lightweight and comfortable than their heavy steel counterparts.

Our full range of scuba programs, excellent equipment selection and dive activities ultimately promote aquatic environmental responsibility and awareness.

Our Team

Tony Andrews

Tony Andrews

PADI Course Director and General Manager

Tony has worked in the diving industry for 17 years, as a PADI Instructor, PADI Course Director, PADI Instructor Examiner, and PADI Territory Director across Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, South East Asia and now Mauritius. With a larger than life character, an unrivalled zest for life and love for scuba diving, Tony’s passion is training and developing scuba divers at all levels, and underwater photography.

Emma Andrews

Emma Andrews

PADI Staff Instructor and Business Manager

With a legal background, Emma has left the corporate world behind for clear blue skies and warm, crystal water. As a Mauritian, Emma is keen to share all that this beautiful island has to offer with the rest of the world. With a passion for teaching, Emma is confident that Crystal Divers Mauritius can meet and exceed the hopes, needs and expectations of each and every diver that passes through our doors.rs.

Minni Vansgaard

Minni Vansgaard

PADI Platinum Course Director

As one of the most approachable, fun-loving professionals in the industry, Minni is heading up our PADI Go PRO division. The successful co-founder of Crystal Divers Bali, and now Crystal Divers Mauritius, Minni has been a PADI Course Director for 14 years, teaching IDCs across the globe. Teaching scuba divers at an unrivalled level, Minni has been recognised by PADI with awards for outstanding contributions to scuba diving training.