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Address: | Utende Beach, Mafia Island 00000, Tanzania
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+255 688 218 569

Mafia Island Diving is Mafia Island's leading dive centre and the only one...

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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They spoil you and make any wish possible

David who runs the Mafia Diving Center makes every wish possible from diving, snorkeling to daily excursions. The Mafia Island would not be the same without this diving center... read more

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

David who runs the Mafia Diving Center makes every wish possible from diving, snorkeling to daily excursions. The Mafia Island would not be the same without this diving center that makes every day memorable. Its staff is very competent and happy to assist you with whatever you might need. We snorkeled twice (private tours) and did numerous excursions (max.4 people).... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

David, Danielle and all of the staff made every effort to make your diving experience safe, organized and personalized. They have gorgeous reefs to explore and stupendous marine life. Thanks to all! Tia and SF

Thank Tia M
The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great experience with Mafia Island Diving, not only did they provide the luxury of coming to you during diner to discuss the plans for the next day but they are able to make it feel like everything is possible. All the daytrips i did (one off them, Chole island highly recommendable) i booked with them. Also the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The owner David is very nice and professional. He knows everything about diving in Mafia. His team is very well trained. I definitely recommend them.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time with Mafia Divers. I emailed first and got a very helpful (and accurate) rundown on what to expect underwater. The boat staff were extremely good and thoughtful - they set up all your gear and bring it to you on the dhow for backflip entry. The boats were comfortable and in good shape. Snacks and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a low-experience diver, I'm interested in diving with companies that care about safety before money. Mafia Island Diving Center is one of them. They made it very clear where I could and couldn't go for my experience level. Briefing was very complete, including conservation of the marine park and being respectful of underwater life. I rented equipment that was... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I spent 3 days on Mafia Island. Went immediately to see Dave at the dive shop upon arrival. We were most interested in swimming with whale sharks, and Dave made all the arrangements with another company for us to do that the next morning. Had an amazing day with Kitu Kiblu. On the second day, we did... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

The Mafia Island Diving team was wonderful! Professional, experienced, and good people across the board. We rented gear, which was well-maintained and set up for us daily. I appreciated their flexibility. It was not uncommon for us to decide later in the day to do an afternoon shore/muck dive or night dive. The team accommodated us without fail. My family... More 

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Olympic Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Enjoyed nine wonderful days of diving while getting our advanced certification. Our dive master Luke was the best, patient and reassuring to me as I hadn't been diving in quite some time. We thoroughly enjoyed his company. Equipment rental was top notch, rates reasonable. People nothing but kind, helpful and generous.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

If you want to explore the Marine Park, Mafia Island Diving is the place to go. Here you find well organised excursions for all possible activities including snorkeling, diving, sunset cruise, picknick on a sandbank and many more things.... If it is an activity not on the menu of Mafia Diving, they will help to arrange it, for example a... More 

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