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Big Blu Mafia Island Dive Centre & Resort

Hotel category
2 Star
Rooms
17
Wellness/Spa
NO
Internet
YES ($)
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
YES

Resort Highlights

  • PADI 5* Dive Resort within Utende's Marine Park
  • Chance to see hatching turtles (June- Sept) and whale sharks (Nov-March)
  • Humpback whale watching trips (July-Sept)
  • Beachfront location with panoramic bay views
  • Ocean-facing restaurant serving food all day
  • Trips to Chloe Island, Kua Lagoon & Ruins, sandbanks

Resort Description

Big Blu Mafia Island Dive Centre & Resort is located within Utende's Marine Park, on the South-East coast of Mafia Island. 

The resort boasts a beachfront location with panoramic views of Chole Bay. Safari tents and bungalows are set within tropical Tanzanian gardens and shaded by palm trees. 

The on-site restaurant serves locally-inspired breakfast, lunch and dinner with peaceful ocean views. 

Besides diving, guests can explore Chole Island, Kua Lagoon & Ruins and local sandbanks. It is possible to snorkel with whale sharks (November - March), watch turtles hatch (June - Sept) or go whale watching (July - September). 

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 50% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 50% (balance) is due 75 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 40 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 40 and 23 days prior to arrival
  • 75% will be charged if you cancel between 23 and 16 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 16 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Big Blu Mafia Island Dive Centre & Resort

Dive Center

Highlights

  • PADI 5* Dive Resort on Mafia Island
  • 16+ dive sites reachable by shore or boat
  • Traditional dhows and fibreglass boat
  • New and well-maintained Scubapro rental gear
  • Large wet room for gear storage
  • Recreational and professional level training

Description

Big Blu Mafia Island Dive Centre is a large, fully-equipped dive center on Mafia Island, Tanzania. 

The team offer a broad range of shore and boat diving trips to 16+ dive sites around Chloe Bay and beyond. 

Facilities include a large wet-room where you can hang and store your hired or personal diving gear during your stay. Most rental equipment was purchased in 2015-2016, and all is well-maintained and looked after.

There are several dhows (traditional wooden boats) and a fibreglass boat. If the wind is good, it is possible to sail to each dive site.

A full range of recreational, specialty and professional PADI courses are available. 

DIVING SERVICES

Courses

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Equipment

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Thick (5-7Mm) Wetsuits ($)
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Beach Front
  • Housereef
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Other

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort
  • Padi 100% Aware

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Island Hopping
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Sandbank
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Book Swap/Library
  • Snorkeling

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness

  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Heating
  • External Guests Allowed
  • Uk (3 Pin) Power Sockets

Entertainment and family

  • Games
  • Movies

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

How to get there

Arrival 

  • The best airport to fly to is Mafia Airport
  • Return-trip transfers can be arranged in advance to pick you up from the airport (additional cost, confirm your transfer at time of booking). 
  • Check in time is 12pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 10am.
  • The resort offers round-trip transfers from/to Mafia Airport (advance notice required, additional cost). 

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