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Mafia Island is located 120 kilometres south of Dar es Salaam and it is surrounded by one of the richest reefs in the world, in which over 50 types of corals and 400 species of fishes identified so far.

Mafia Marine Park

The marine park is one of the few in the country. Mafia’s best diving is at depths les than 30 metres where you can see most of tropical marine habitats, including exposed fringing reefs, rock walls, soft coral and algae dominated reefs. Large predatory fishes and turtles are common and mostly unaffected by divers. Chole bay, Mafia’s deep water anchorage, is park of the protected marine park. The diving here is amongst the most spectacular in the world and includes colourful coral gardens, walls at various levels and many shelves and coral heads.

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