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Mafia Island Diving

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| Utende Beach, Mafia Island 00000, Tanzania
+255 688 218 569
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we had a wonderful time - best corals ever

We felt like diving with friends! extremely competent & friendly crew - awesome sites - chilled... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oliver C
Passionate people, great at what they do

The owners, Danielle and David, clearly share a passion for exploring the little paradise that is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bucharest, Romania
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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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“dive shop” (13 reviews)
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| Utende Beach, Mafia Island 00000, Tanzania
+255 688 218 569
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We felt like diving with friends! extremely competent & friendly crew - awesome sites - chilled - beautiful - visibility sometimes not the best, depending on tide - astonishing corals and fauna - good equipment & communication! Thank you, David&crew, it was great to meet...More

1  Thank Oliver C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owners, Danielle and David, clearly share a passion for exploring the little paradise that is Mafia Island and especially its Marine Park, in a way that is respectful and sustainable. We interacted mostly with David who is also a passionate underwater photographer and amateur...More

1  Thank florini
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can tell you about the pristine reefs, the stunning aquatic life, the sublimely picturesque setting, the professionalism of the dive centre but above all else it's the people of the dive centre that make this place unique; their smiles will brighten anyone's day. They...More

1  Thank Chris R
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Cannot recommend these guys enough - one of the best dive shops I've been to. My friend and I stayed at the adjacent Mafia Island Lodge, and the guys at Mafia Island Diving made it very easy to book and do excursions. We ended up...More

1  Thank mollybyday
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We came here for diving especially and to be honest: It was absolutely amazing! These guys are all doing a really good job, you don't just feel like a random guest, they are really interested in your opinions and desires. The dive center itself is...More

1  Thank alenak446
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I was very struck by the slickness of this dive operation: the staff are composed, confident, reassuring, thorough, hugely professional but equally warm and friendly. The equipment is in excellent shape, no corroding masks that slip off faces, no holes in wetsuits. As a newbie,...More

Thank antandant R
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Wow. What a great organization. Great dive sites. Great dive masters. Great instructors. Great locally made custom dive boats (ask David for the long version of how they made the boats), Great equipment. Great Philosophy. You will not go wrong by working with David and...More

1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 12 July 2017

While staying at amazing Pole Pole Bungalows, we were treated to a week of wonderfulness by Mafia Island Diving too! Owner David designed great daily schedules based on the tides and what our interests were for the following day. We had a group of 6...More

1  Thank NSpc
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Had very nice diving, we did open water courses. We had a special price when booking and paying in advance.

Thank Sylvain b
Reviewed 5 July 2017

What a wonderful dive shop! I was staying at Pole Pole with my family for a week and went diving 2 times a day over the week that we stayed on Mafia Island. All of the staff are extremely knowledgable about underwater life and many...More

2  Thank Claireconk
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