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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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Excellent!

We used Mafia Island diving for both diving and activities while staying at Pole Pole and were very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
short_scuba_diver
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UK
Beautiful activities, well organized

We had a wonderful time doing activities with mafia island diving through their affiliation with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
michellelakesa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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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“pole pole” (26 reviews)
“dive centre” (24 reviews)
“marine life” (26 reviews)
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| Utende Beach, Mafia Island 00000, Tanzania
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+255 688 218 569
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used Mafia Island diving for both diving and activities while staying at Pole Pole and were very impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. Nothing was too much trouble for them and we had the most amazing time. Everyone at the centre...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time doing activities with mafia island diving through their affiliation with our hotel: Polepole. The staff are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. We got to see a turtle hatching which was an absolute highlight! On our snorkeling trip we sailed out on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

highly recommend using Mafia Island Diving!! David, the owner, is so knowledgeable, through, friendly and helpful. Groups of 1 or 2 go with their own personal dive guide, which was really nice. The staff is so friendly and always there to help if you need...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

I did my Advanced Open Water diving course here. Everything is very well taken care of and the staff is very welcoming and skilled. Special Thanks to my Diving Instructor Luke Reynolds who made me feel very safe and the course fun :) We went...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

I went on a shore dive and a deeper boat dive with Mafia Island Diving. The staff were really great - Matias was a very attentive and knowledgeable dive master, and David a Luke were friendly, funny and welcoming. The dive spots themselves were fantastic,...More

2  Thank adivmaimon
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

I couldn't more heartily recommend this place, nor the wonderful team that make it so much more than the sum of its parts. They strike the perfect balance: easygoing, fun, friendly - and simultaneously efficient, professional and uncompromising on their high standards of safety. What...More

1  Thank rlg927
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We had a wonderful week of diving with this superb team who organised unforgettable adventures during our six days with them. We were looked after with great professionalism and completed our PADI open water qualifications while enjoying two fabulous dives each day. The dive team...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

We've just come back from the best holiday ever. The Mafia Island Diving Centre is an experience not to be missed. The staff--David, Luke, Leti and Matias--were supremely professional and knowledgeable but, above all, they were fun. Danielle, who runs the office, is organised so...More

2  Thank Paddy6kg
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We(my wife that is)had done quite a bit of research prior to heading to Mafia Island for our October break. We were more than pleasantly surprised with Mafia Island Diving as an operation and the dive sights that we dove. In addition to the diving,...More

Thank Daniel L
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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

An amazing diving experience! I strongly recommend going to Mafia Island for diving in the marine park and choosing Mafia Island Diving Center. I took the referal course and finished my open water certificate there which was great, the course was very informative, professional and...More

1  Thank Matildaksj
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