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The marine reserve has lots of mangrove around it - very healthy, but at low tide the silt is pulled out into the bay and the visibility is miserable. Went with two different dive centres, neither of them said anything about better diving at high...More
When I first dove into the bay, the vis and dull corals were a bit of a disappointment but the diving grew on me. The amount of sea life and the variety were amazing. You have several options for diving - off shore, in bay...More
You go to Mafia Island to dive - this means visiting the marine park, for which you will have to pay $23 per day before you even get in the water. The reefs are very healthy with lots of marine life. The park authorities are...More
To enter to Marine Park you must pay 24 usd / day, even you stay at a hotel over there or participate to one of the excursions. Amount paid as entrance fee is not spent to improve living standards of local people, or not used...More
Superb marine life, unbleached corals, intense colours, interesting species and much to be seen at less than 20m depth. However no dropoffs within easy reach, no big fish within lagoon, & tidal murk might be a problem at spring tides. Saw lionfish, clownfish (different from...More
We spent 5 nights in Pole Pole within the marine park.
Amazing snorkelling and great dive centre, we don't dive but all the people we met who dived said it was amazing.
We had to pay $20 per day per person entry and were told...More