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Big Blu Mafia Island Diving Resort

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Address: Utende Beach, Mafia Island 00000, Tanzania
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+255 787 474 108
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Big Blu Mafia Island Diving Resort is an accommodation, restaurant and...

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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Enjoyable vacation on Mafia Island!

Great location direct on the beach. We loved our bungalow, Chewa :) The staff was very sweet and friendly. Food delicious, though a little too much. Recreation areas very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Anna E
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Barseback, Sweden
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Barseback, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location direct on the beach. We loved our bungalow, Chewa :) The staff was very sweet and friendly. Food delicious, though a little too much. Recreation areas very cozy. We participated in well organized trips to Mange sandbank, Chole island, Kua Ruins & Lagoon and snorkeling on Big Rock and Little Rock. Management great :) We missed a reef... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the cottages in big blu and it was the most chill place with the best diving experience we've had. Me and my fiance are not too experienced divers, but the staff and the diving guides were very helpful and professional. We always felt safe and taken good care of. We look forward to coming back again!

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Our stay at Big Blue was really great, we dived most days we were there, and found the dive team really helpful and friendly. The room isn't luxurious (don't expect TVs and telephones - but I never understand why people want them anyway?) but its clean, the the huge 'lock box' is an added bonus. Be aware there aren't any... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Our stay in Mafia and at Big Blu was simple and lovely. The lodge is on the beach, where you can swim at high tide, or walk past the mangroves at low tide to the sand bar to swim. We stayed in the tents, which made our stay very reasonably priced, which made me nice and relaxed! We took a... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Professional. Well organized. Adequate attention to safety paid with both my kids both in diving n snorkeling. Recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We took the 3 nights package staying in a tent and 2 days of diving. The diving was amazing with a really professional crew at Big Blu ! We also went on a whale shark trip and it was spectacular. The place has a great atmosphere and scenic views of the chole bay. We really enjoyed our time in Big... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Everything about this place is lovely - the accommodations (I spent 7 nights in a bedded safari tent), the food (breakfast is included and a 3 course dinner is only $10, always with a meat or veg option), the advanced open water course (Jenny is a great instructor!), the diving, and, most importantly, the people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Lovely and very competent diving staff, eager to get us through our PADI AOW. Site is beautiful, kit is all very good, although I would like to have tried out a DPV for one of the modules, but they didn't have any! Vis was ok to good but that meant lots of life in there to see and experience!! Diving... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I spend 5 nights on Big Blu Diving. The people are really friendly with a delicious breakfast. I had an advance diving package which was fantastic. Jenny is a really professional and nice dive instructor

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

BigBlu is a small diving resort located on east coast of tranquilly Mafia Island. The journey to Mafia is already an adventure in itself. The resort is build around its soul: the dive center. Jenny and her team takes care about you: very professional, small scale diving tours to good dive sites. The resort offers a small bar and restaurant... More 

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