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“Outstanding coral and fish”

Mafia Marine National Park
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Tucson
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Outstanding coral and fish”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

We spent 10 days in a beach hotel in Mafia Marine NP, and did several snorkeling trips, one whale-shark trip and plenty of paddling around the mangroves. We felt we only scratched the surface of this amazing place. About 400 species of fish and nearly 50 corals are found here, and we spent hours floating in paradise in the clear waters of the Coral Gardens and the nearby little rocky islets.

I would have given 5 stars, but nothing is perfect. Having spent $400 on park fees, we were a little disappointed to see a Parks boat, supposedly on a mission to control crown-of-thorns starfish, sending down divers who were turning over coral and collecting lobsters in a prime tourist area. Keep an eye on these guys and keep them honest! The Park staff on the whole deserve much credit for the degree of protection they have achieved.

Visited January 2013
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“Unspoiled”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Nice reef, many fish and sailing with the dhow!
When you have a lodge in de Marine Park area be aware that you have to pay $ 20,- p.p.p. day extra.

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Dissapointed”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

i liked the ocean is very clean and there is no strong wind oon the bay is like paradise

Best place for snorkeling and diving but not good place because its too expensive to pay park fees 20$ per day person no breakfast no bed light?????

Visited January 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tons of color”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

The colors were vibrant and he aquatic life was plentiful. The best part, all the whale sharks. I can't wait to go back..

Visited January 2013
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Santa Clara, California
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect for divers”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Many areas with unspoiled marine life, whale sharks, mangrooves, the works... I'm not going to repeat what's all around the internet, only say that if you love diving and you are considering your options, Mafia should be listed very high on your list!

Visited December 2012
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