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“A marine park that works well”

Mafia Island Diving
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 22, 2013

We spent a week diving here in November. A beautiful location and the diving is spectacular. There are just so many big fish that in many other places would have been fished out long ago. We did a very fast drift dive along one of the walls further out and it was a case of 'oh look - a large grouper'.. 'oh look another large grouper'.. on and on..

The dive center is exceedingly well run and we were waited on hand an foot. Never allowed to lift a tank. Which felt a bit strange to start with but it didn't take long to see that we were creating a lot of jobs for locals on a poor island where fishing is about the only other option.

Thank MichaelScogley
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

A highly professional outfit. I completed my PADI openwater diving course here and snuck in a night dive as well. Great training, amazing coral and a real passion from them to protect it. Their knowledge of the wildlife around them was inspiring and they made time spent with them a real joy. Thanks guys.

Thank Marcus G
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

The Mafia Island dive shop is exceptional: Danielle and David, the young couple who own it, are fantastic and their concern for the environment and our safety and enjoyment was the best we've ever experienced. Consequently, the customer service couldn't have been better. The quality of the reef is excellent - better than we've ever seen (although we haven't been to Indonesia or the Philippines). The variety of fish was overwhelming and what fun to dive off of dhows! The only negative is diving is very tide-dependent, which dictates when you can go out (in the extreme, it could be one day at 6am and the next day at noon) and this also effects the visibility (which was only about 40 feet when we were there). But we did get to go snorkeling with whale sharks.

Thank sandy r
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

i've been diving with Mafia Island Diving more than once and i went underwater both for fun and for studying (my advance course).
i found a very professional staff and an excellent organization. all the trips are guided by a certified instractor or dive master and i always felt very safe.
the equipment i had was brand new and i had the chance to try different sizes and models in order to choose the one which could fit me better.
Whenever you go out on the boat there is always somebody ready to prepare a coffee or a tea with some snack.
the thing i liked most is that, unlike other diving center around the world, they had always a very clear idea on what is possible to do according with the tides and the wind and how the visibility would be plus what you couls see or not see in one site.

thanks to everyone Danielle, David, Tom, Ruben and Sufi.
A great team.

Thank sbrinde
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Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Best dives on the coast excellent dive master excellent clarity lovely reefs good boat and the equipment was excellent

Thank Henrylambert
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