horseshoe-shaped Chole Bay is superb for snorkeling, scuba diving
and excellent site for underwater photographing. It has been
made up of coral reefs and bommies, which form natural
habitation for great variety of colorful fish and other marine
Bay: It is
part of Mafia National Marine Park
(protected area), which extends to Kinasi Pass. This protected area
includes Chole Reef, Chole Wall, and Kinasi Pass Wall.
Characteristics: It is characterized by shallow-water 2 – 8 meters deep,
which gives a great light penetration. it has also blue and clear water,
(providing water visibility of up to 15 meters) and the average warm of
the water is between 28º and 30ºC temperatures.
dominated by isolated coral outcrops (bommies) in the shallow water and
ending in coral rubble and sand , which naturally attract many colourful
tropical marine lives.
Located inside Kinasi Pass to the north of Chole Island, has stunning
coral pristine, which harbors big marine life such as sea turtles. This
side is suitable for scuba diving.
wall was formed by dense unspoiled expenses of walls and drop-offs full
of groupers, stingrays and moray eels. It has a natural opening in the
reef, suitable for scuba diving,
snorkeling: Mange Reef, Kitutia, and Jibondo Pass. They are all
within the island's proximity.
When you are tired with water, the next day will be the walking excursion in
Mafia Island as well as offshore islands of
Chole and Jibondo
Marine Park Fee is US$
20/ppd for adult and US$ 10/ppd for children