Trou aux Biche Aquarium offers a fascinating glimpse of the teeming marine life around Mauritius and is the next best experience for those visitors who are unable or unwilling to witness the exciting underwater for real.

One million litres of water are pumped daily into the 36 tanks on an open circuit and sterilised by ozone and ultra violet rays. One tank 16m (52ft) long contains 150,000 litres of water where sharks, moray, eels, murines and other deep water specimens are kept. Lagoon fish including the graceful sea turtles are kept in a smaller tank 7m (23ft) long containing 35,000 litres of water. Exhibits of reef fauna are contained in the remaining tanks. There are some 250 species including the laff or stone fish.