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

Blue World Diving, Kinasi Lodge/Kinasi Lodge: "Beautiful place, but diving not the focus....", Nov, 2019,

by Todd Arrants, TN, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 11345.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments We added 4 nights onto the back end of a 10 day Safari in Tanzania and Mafia Island is where we went and stayed at the Kinasi Lodge. First let me say, we loved this lodge. We had been on a pretty rigid schedule on the safari and landing on the island was like a vacation from the vacation. The safari was typically at altitude (up to 8,000') and Mafia is of course at sea level, so the change was significant. The resort was beautiful and the people were fantastic. However, the resort has a little more to go to get to the level they could be. While they had internet, it was available (for a small fee) only at the small, stuffy office. Nothing in the room or in the large and breezy bar/lounge area. And while we all can say "turn it off", sometimes in order to take trips like this you have to check in on occasion. They also need a few more options for fans in the rooms. There is only one fan and that is over the bed and it is so small that it must be run at "lift off" speed to move the air. But the rooms were very nice, the views were sp ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Blue World Diving, Kinasi Lodge   Kinasi Lodge

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving USVI, Cozumel, Belize, Bonaire, Little Cayman, Brac, Key Largo, Kona, Fiji, Galapagos Islands.
Closest Airport Dar es Salaam, Mafia Island Getting There Detroit to Amsterdam, to Tanzania. Pick up local hopper to Island.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 83-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 15-25 Ft/ 5-8 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Follow dive master for reasons you will read.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 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 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments we did not bother with our camera (except with the whale shark), but they had no facility for someone if they had brought their camera. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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