Dive Worldwide is offering a 10% saving on week-long stays at Mafia Island Lodge in Tanzania when booked by 31 July this year and taken between August 2016 and April 2017. With its on-site PADI 5* dive centre, divers can explore the vibrant reefs of Chole Bay in the heart of the marine park.
Mafia Island Lodge is located on a sandy beach in Chole Bay on the south coast of Mafia Island. Some 40 comfortable air-conditioned, en-suite rooms, with their own verandah, overlook the Bay. The resort offers a wide range of activities including table tennis, volleyball, snorkelling, sailing, nature trails and an internet café and the main lodge has a relaxing atmosphere with a large open restaurant, bar with pool table and lounge area. July to September offers the coolest weather whereas October to March is the hottest time to travel. The resort is a great choice for groups, and snorkelling is also welcomed for all.
The on-site PADI 5* dive centre provides shore and boat diving as well as a wide range of courses, with instruction available in eight languages. Boat dives are offered daily in the sheltered, shallow waters of Chole Bay. Here, divers can enjoy some of the richest reefs in the world with a fascinating variety of hard and soft corals and diversity of tropical fish. A dream destination for photographers at the nearby shore sites of Nudi City and Frogfish Town, divers can expect to see seahorse, ghost pipefish, rays, octopus, gunards and other sea life living on the bommies, soft corals and sandy seabed. Larger marine life can be found at Kinasi Pass with its resident grouper, rays and schools of colourful fish. The diving highlight is undoubtedly the annual whale shark aggregation (between October and March) where small males can be seen feeding in the channel.
Outside the Bay, there are diving opportunities along Dindini and Juani walls where experienced divers can observe sharks and turtles. If conditions allow, it is possible to take a day trip to Southern Sandbanks where plenty of fish and rays can be seen on its gentle sloping reefs.
Special Offer Price
From £1,925pp based on 2 sharing (saving £85pp), including 7 nights half board accommodation, 8 dive packs with tanks and weights, 1 excursion (mangrove walk or village tour), return international flights from the UK and transfers.
Terms of Special Offer
- Save 10% at the Mafia Island Lodge.
- Valid for travel up between 1 August 2016 and 30 April 2017.
- Book by 31 July 2016.
For more information, visit www.diveworldwide.com or call +44 (0)1962 302087.