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About Mafia Island Diving
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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The diving here was absolutely amazing. David, Danielle, and Luke were helpful, knowledgeable, and made the experience safe and enjoyable. Kinasi Pass drift dive was like nothing I've ever experienced before. Such big fish!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sarah_zetterli
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well, it was Devine! The staff of the divecenter all welcomed and accommodated us- a group of 10, including six teenagers- in the most friendly and professional way. It is due to their knowledge and sensitiveness that we all had the most wonderful experience.Even more,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank claudiabolte
Reviewed 1 week ago

We left Mafia Island just under a week ago. I am still crying myself to sleep at nights. We spent 9 nights on the island and managed to squeeze in 15 magnificent dives with Mafia Island Diving and one magical Kitu Kiblu outing snorkeling with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Carey B
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, where to start? Let's drill this down into four categories; 1. The diving itself, 2. The organisation of the dive center, 3. The Staff, and 4. The Customer Experience. Let's start with 4. The Customer Experience (as a summary of the what I've written...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Roger_NL_1976
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a family of six and were recommended Mafia as a dive destination by our dive tour company because of its ability to cater for divers of all abilities and the conditions and weather over Christmas. We stayed for 12 nights in total, diving...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank melissacI282SU
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had some very enjoyable diving with this dive centre. The diving is weather and tide dependent which means the diving times vary. The boats go out each day for two dives with around 1 hour surface interval. Everything is well organised, splitting divers into...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ClareVS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hadn't been diving for 25 years and Mafia Island Diving made everything, easy interesting and fun! We were given our own diving guide who was incredibly knowledgeable, brilliant at finding and pointing out interesting things, and at the same time kind, thoughtful and calm....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Humphrey C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fair weather diver or hard core totally obsessed, then these guys will cater for all. Super organized, attentive to individual needs/ wishes service provided. Good kit to hire. All laid out & ready for you. Dive boats are converted wooden dhows, not the fastest vessels...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank VABL
Reviewed December 9, 2018

My wife and I spent ten days diving on Mafia Island in November 2018. The Mafia Island Diving center is outstanding. Before diving our medical reports and dive certificates were checked. Then all our equipment was registered and tagged. All was carried out in an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank wiltwest
Reviewed December 6, 2018

We felt safe and well informed. David, without being pushy, made us want to try everything. He’s an amazing guy, friendly and very interesting. Thanks for the T-shirts!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Marie-Dominique K
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