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“First and last experinced center for divers and fishers”

Big Blu Mafia Island Diving Resort
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Owner description: Big Blu Mafia Island Diving Resort is an accommodation, restaurant and activity centre based on Utende Beach inside the Mafia Island Marine Park. With a prime beachfront location, we offer guests different accommodations to suit different budgets, a restaurant and bar overlooking the sea and a variety of excursions on land and sea. Our fully equipped diving centre offers the full range of PADI courses from beginner to the first professional levels, as well as snorkelling trips, island tours, sandbank picnics as well as many more. Guides and Instructors speak English, Italian, Spanish and Swahili. Karibuni sana :-)
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“First and last experinced center for divers and fishers”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

i liked they do have more equipmetnt for diving and fishing and ally i sthe best fisher man in the mafia island

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very good dive shop.”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

They were knowledgable and took great care of us. The dive locations were gorgeous. Mafia is a MUST go if your a diver.

Visited January 2013
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Rome, Italy
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very professional diving center”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

We stayed 5 days in Mafia, in a lodge very close the Big Blue. I did a dive with Big Blue, a snorkeling excursion. But what is indeed an incredible experience is the visit to the whale sharks. Swimming with these giants of the sea is something everyone should experience once in life! The staff of the Big Blue is indeed highly professional, very kind and always supportive. The equipment is very good, and prices are lower than in other dive center we used in Mafia. I definitely suggest to plan your diving with Big Blue.

Visited January 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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34 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Just perfect, very professional and welcoming people”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Me and my son dove for 3 days with this dive centre. I can say that dive centre are very unequal as a matter of empathy, welcoming and most important thing professionalism.
They whet just perfect. We dove with Daniel and Moise. Daniel did the refreshing with us, very slowly and conscientiously (even though I dive since more then 40 years, my son was with me and it permits ourselves to see how people behave all together.
Moise is amazing finding the smallest things to see. Nudibranch, leaf fish and even some microscopic cleaning fish with a magnifying glass! Under water!
They install everything for us for the 2 dives and also carry everything. Pure holidays.
When there is wind after the dives the pull up the sail. Pure happiness ...
When we where there most of the divers where Italians. Because some instructors are Italians themselves. But they speak very good English. Anyhow I like Italian company!
Don't forget to leave tips. They completely deserve it!!!!

Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great diving and a great dive centre”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Thanks to Daniel and Allessandro for a great day of diving around Chole Bay. Superb equipment, an excellent dive shop, 2 cool dives and a really nice relaxed atmosphere all day. Especially heading back to the beach on our beautiful Dhow under sail which was so tranquil and idyllic after a full day’s activity.

Guys, we hope the puppies are doing fine!

Dave & Bruna.

Visited December 2012
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