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Big Blu Mafia Island Dive Centre

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Utende Beach, Mafia Island 00000, Tanzania
+255 787 474 108
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Amazing diving and friendly staff

We were diving with big blu in Feb 2018 with my friend. We stayed there 9nights. Boats were really... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tampere, Western Finland, Finland
via mobile
One of the best dive shops ever!

We stayed at Big Blu for 6 nights - see my review of the resort, on the "speciality lodging... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Abu Dhabi
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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 diving” (17 reviews)
“fish” (24 reviews)
“course dinner” (5 reviews)
Utende Beach, Mafia Island 00000, Tanzania
+255 787 474 108
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were diving with big blu in Feb 2018 with my friend. We stayed there 9nights. Boats were really nice, staff was professional and friendly and respected the sealife. Diving was great, beautiful sites and healthy coral. Sometimes the visibility was not that great because...More

Thank humalisto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Big Blu for 6 nights - see my review of the resort, on the "speciality lodging" page. This dive center is extremely well organized! They made everything so easy for us, and we had some great dives with them. We've traveled to...More

Thank DKtoAD
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We went to Mafia Island principally to snorkle with whale sharks. We stayed on the western side of the island, at Butiama Beach. Butiama is an excellent choice for whale sharks because the whale sharks like to hang out on the western side -- where...More

Thank Kulgogi
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

I returned from Mafia Island a few days ago. I stayed at Big Blu and had an absolutely wonderful time. The crew manage to allow you to have the most relaxing time, but when you want to do something e.g. diving, snorkelling or swimming with...More

Thank lozza61
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I just spent 5 days here at big blu. What an awesome place. I really fell in love with it. I did my PADI advanced open water here. Everything is so laid back. My dive instructor Jenny did an excellent job, made me feel real...More

Thank Veringtentje
Reviewed 21 November 2017

I stayed with my boyfriend at Big Blu Mafia Dive Resort. It's the most magical place. Jenny, Warren, Simon and all of the other staff are helpful and kind. The resort itself is really beautiful, right on the beach. You don't have to be a...More

Thank natalie w
Reviewed 15 November 2017

My husband and our two friends stayed at Big Blu for three nights during our stay on Mafia Island. We stayed in the Pono and Chewa rooms and they were amazing! Both rooms were so clean and the whole resort was well maintained. The staff...More

Thank suzannecard
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, quiet seclusion and fun diving were the highlights of my stay at Big Blu. If you want a vacation away from big crowds and resorts, you should consider Mafia. It's not a five-star resort with gourmet food and fancy rooms. It's a place...More

Thank EBdives
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I went with them for one day (2 dives) and it was excellent. I visited them day before and sorted equipment (which was in very good condition) Was told we leave at 6am and we left on time, (!) on the boat there was complementary...More

Thank Marcin S
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I stayed here on my own for a few days in a tent to do some diving. It is a perfect place for diving and day trips, but it is far away from the somehow bigger village. Tent was big enough, had two single beds,...More

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31 December 2016|
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Response from jkpdiver | Property representative |
Hi there! It is possible for some of the sites to put the equipment on in the water, but generally the easiest way when diving with a dhow is to dress on the boat and enter by backwards roll. The crew do all the heavy... More
23 November 2015|
Response from maura541 | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your message. Unfortunately we do not have kayaks at Big Blu. Regards