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Big Blu Mafia Island Diving Resort

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Address: Utende Beach, Mafia Island 00000, Tanzania
Phone Number: +255 787 474 108
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Big Blu Mafia Island Diving Resort is an accommodation, restaurant and...

Big Blu Mafia Island Diving Resort is an accommodation, restaurant and activity centre based on Utende Beach inside the Mafia Island Marine Park.

With a prime beachfront location, we offer guests different accommodations to suit different budgets, a restaurant and bar overlooking the sea and a variety of excursions on land and sea.

Our fully equipped diving centre offers the full range of PADI courses from beginner to the first professional levels, as well as snorkelling trips, island tours, sandbank picnics as well as many more. Guides and Instructors speak English, Italian, Spanish and Swahili.

Karibuni sana :-)

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Great dive and stay package!

Everything about this place is lovely - the accommodations (I spent 7 nights in a bedded safari tent), the food (breakfast is included and a 3 course dinner is only $10, always... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rachael T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this place is lovely - the accommodations (I spent 7 nights in a bedded safari tent), the food (breakfast is included and a 3 course dinner is only $10, always with a meat or veg option), the advanced open water course (Jenny is a great instructor!), the diving, and, most importantly, the people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely and very competent diving staff, eager to get us through our PADI AOW. Site is beautiful, kit is all very good, although I would like to have tried out a DPV for one of the modules, but they didn't have any! Vis was ok to good but that meant lots of life in there to see and experience!! Diving... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I spend 5 nights on Big Blu Diving. The people are really friendly with a delicious breakfast. I had an advance diving package which was fantastic. Jenny is a really professional and nice dive instructor

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

BigBlu is a small diving resort located on east coast of tranquilly Mafia Island. The journey to Mafia is already an adventure in itself. The resort is build around its soul: the dive center. Jenny and her team takes care about you: very professional, small scale diving tours to good dive sites. The resort offers a small bar and restaurant... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

It's hard to describe just how fantastic this place is!! My husband and I visited for 5 days and didn't want to leave. You NEED to visit this place of you want some great diving off the beaten track. Pros * Fantastic location in Utende Beach * Perfect beach bungalows with air-conditioning, mosquito nets and a bathroom with hot powerful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We spent a week at big blu in the rooms. The accomodation offers a good quality/price ratio for Tanzania (which is expensive compared to the rest of the world). The rooms were clean and well maintained. The food is very good and diversified. The staff is very gentle and willing to help. The strong point is their willingness to discuss,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We stayed some nights at the Big Blue. It was fantastic! Very quiet, great location in front of the sea with very friendly and nice staff. The bungalows were clean and spacious, the restaurant very nice and good food. They offer very nice day activities ranging from diving (they have very good scuba diving instructors), to see the birth of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent week at Big Blu to get our PADI certification and enjoy the relaxing beach. It's run very professionally and it's a beautiful location to hang out and relax. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We felt so welcome and well taken care of at Big Blu. The staff are well trained, super friendly, and super genuine. The dive instructors took good care of us - my husband and I took our open water course and were in good hands. The owners care a great deal about making an affordable getaway experience. We had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and me stayed the last week of June 2016 in a bungolow at Big Blu, mostly for diving. The bungalow was very clean and equipped with mosquito net, AC and fan. Every night they serve a delicious 3 course dinner for only 10 USD. The diving was also great. The marine life is abundant and very colourful. The... More 

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