A visit to see Mauritius Aquarium’s 150 species of exotic fish is ideal preparation for diving or snorkelling. Children are engaged with questions on the walls and a touch-pool, but the big draw is an open water tank with turtles, giant moray eels and reef sharks – try and time a visit for feeding time. There’s also a café with free wi-fi and small shop selling fishy souvenirs in the garden.

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