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Dive Review of Mafia Island Diving/Mafia Island Lodge in
Africa/Mafia Island, Tanzania

Mafia Island Diving/Mafia Island Lodge: "gorgeous reefs but watch out for the current!", Nov, 2015,

by Beverly Sobelman, WA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 8649.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Australia, Puerto Rico, Dominica, Honduras, Costa Rica
Closest Airport Dar es Salaam Getting There charter flight to Mafia Island

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 26 to 28 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10 to 15 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions All dives limited to 60 min.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments The sea life around Mafia Island is world-class - everything from seahorses to whale sharks (although the latter are found on the opposite side of the island from most of the dive sites). Gorgeous, healthy coral, huge schools of small fish, giant grouper and Napoleon wrasse, turtles, etc. The bigger pelagic critters are mainly outside of the protected Chole Bay, so access will be ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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