Mafia Marine National Park, Mafia Island

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Explore the rich and diverse coral reefs of Mafia Marine National Park, a protected marine nature reserve around the tropical Mafia Island archipelago. An estuary, mangrove forests, coral reefs, and marine ecosystems span 1,500 sq km (579 sq mi), sheltering an abundance of wildlife. Shallow reefs provide snorkeling or diving opportunities for beginners, while deeper structures feature more than 50 types of coral like giant table and blue-tipped staghorn corals. Extensive seagrass, algae, and sponge beds provide a natural habitat for dugongs and sea turtles. You will see rainbow-colored clownfish, octopuses, and rays. Add Mafia Marine National Park and other attractions to your Mafia Island trip itinerary using our Mafia Island itinerary maker .
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  • We dived into Uend with the dive center of the Mafia Island Marine Park Lodge, it was just awesome. . The dive sites are beautiful, the coral reefs full of life and intact, here we found no trace of coral bleaching. Stingrays, tremor rays, giant zackis, all kinds of moray eels, suitcase fish, puffer fish and especially the funny fishing crabs have delighted us in all our dives, alongside large schools of fish. On the voyage, we always met dolphins who accompanied the ship a piece. During night diving, in addition to large starch marble shrimp and all kinds of shrimps, we also found bear crabs and giant crabs that we had never seen before. David also taught us about whale shark snorkeling and we had a great day with Kitu Kiblu and several whale sharks.
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  • although the marine park fee costs around 23 dollar / person / day, it seems somewhat worth it, as the life below the waves is in good condition. The diving around the marine park is really nice, with...  more »
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