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Mafia Island Diving

#1 of 7 things to do in Mafia Island Features Animals
| Utende Beach, Mafia Island 00000, Tanzania
+255 688 218 569
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Best Dive Shop I've Ever Used

I might not be the most experienced diver in the world, but after about 300 dives in very beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Silver Spring, Maryland
Perfect Diving Experience

Professional, friendly and very helpful staff, new gear and beautiful boats providing for a superb... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Donat J
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Mafia Island Diving is Mafia Island's leading dive centre and the only one officially rated PADI 5 stars. It is run by a PADI Master Instructor and a PADI MSDT. We make a point for all our dive guides to be at least Divmasters. We offer the widest range of water and land based activities. Our dive sites are suitable for both beginners and advanced certified divers. We also offer PADI's full range of courses, from Discover Diving to Assistant Instructor and 15 different specialities. Divers and non-divers alike can also enjoy snorkelling, whale sharks excursions, whale watching, turtle hatching, birdwatching, island tours & picnics, jeep tours and much more.
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| Utende Beach, Mafia Island 00000, Tanzania
+255 688 218 569
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I might not be the most experienced diver in the world, but after about 300 dives in very beautiful destinations on 4 other continents, I can honestly say the Mafia Island Marine Park has some of the most wonderful diving in the world. And there...More

Thank mischaej
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Professional, friendly and very helpful staff, new gear and beautiful boats providing for a superb diving experience!

1  Thank Donat J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second stay at Mafia Island Diving. So I gonna keep this review rather short as not much has changed: The staff is still the most helpful and friendly staff I have experienced in a dive center until now. It is still incredibly...More

1  Thank Mathias M
Reviewed April 18, 2017

I guess I hope that it isn't hidden for long as the dive operation is first class as is the diving. The owners and staff were great, friendly and very knowledgeable of the marine life in the area. Since the location is rather isolated the...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

I was very new to diving when I visited so I've waited a while to comment so I have a point of comparison. Everything Mafia Island Diving did was amazing, both at the time and now I have more experience to look back. From the...More

1  Thank SparkyClarky1974
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Mafia Island Diving was a wonderful dive center and tour operator who embraces and is a part of the local community. We had a wonderful time on their cultural tours and amazing dives with them. Highly recommended!

Thank sigiandralph
Reviewed March 15, 2017

David who runs the Mafia Diving Center makes every wish possible from diving, snorkeling to daily excursions. The Mafia Island would not be the same without this diving center that makes every day memorable. Its staff is very competent and happy to assist you with...More

Thank Ester S
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

David, Danielle and all of the staff made every effort to make your diving experience safe, organized and personalized. They have gorgeous reefs to explore and stupendous marine life. Thanks to all! Tia and SF

Thank Tia M
Reviewed March 4, 2017

I had a great experience with Mafia Island Diving, not only did they provide the luxury of coming to you during diner to discuss the plans for the next day but they are able to make it feel like everything is possible. All the daytrips...More

Thank Luzzzzzzz
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

The owner David is very nice and professional. He knows everything about diving in Mafia. His team is very well trained. I definitely recommend them.

Thank Natasha S
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