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Ha'apai Divers At Matafonua Lodge Resort

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Foa Island, Tonga
676 69766
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Well, I just got back from HA'APAi , TONGA and after almost a week at MATAFONUA which sets on the... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel
via mobile
A Bucket List item well and truly ticked!

We stayed at Matafonua for a week and were lucky enough to go out with Darren, Julia, Briggsy and... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2015
Sydney, Australia
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See trip advisor reviews under Matafonua Lodge most reviewers use the resort link to review our whale watching and diving center. Fully Licensed Diving and Whale watching business located on the grounds of Matafonua Lodge Visiting some of the most stunning dive sites in Tonga .
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Foa Island, Tonga
676 69766
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Well, I just got back from HA'APAi , TONGA and after almost a week at MATAFONUA which sets on the most beautiful slice of heaven on earth. I can only say WOW and thank you Darren and Nina (owners of Matafonua lodge) for most amazing...More

1  Thank KerenTal
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We stayed at Matafonua for a week and were lucky enough to go out with Darren, Julia, Briggsy and CO twice on dives and twice on whale watching/swims while we stayed there. My hubby is the one who scuba dives but they were fine with...More

Thank chucklingstarfish
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We stayed at Matafonua Lodge for a week with our 7 year old. The main event of the week was to go out and swim with the whales. And what an experience it was! Darren offers an an amazing day out on the water (many...More

Thank M0xie4
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

The diving experience at Matafonua Lodge is exceptional. I had never been scuba diving before and Darren took me out for a one on one introduction to scuba diving. He made sure I was happy and confident at the edge of the beach before going...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 8 May 2015

After diving all around the world for some 20 years, including Maldives, Red Sea, Atlantic, Carbbean, Barrier Reef, Fiji, Samoa, Cook Islands, etc. I found the ultimate diving in Ha'apai, Tonga. I had the privilege of diving with Darren for a few days and every...More

4  Thank Matthias H
Reviewed 29 October 2014

I was in Ha'apai in September '14 and had some outstanding humpback encounters. The excursions were expertly guided by Jodi, whose enthusiasm for the protection of wildlife in general and the whales in particular was contagious. She was a good teacher and a jolly companion...More

1  Thank Michael R
Reviewed 17 September 2014

Had the most amazing time in Ha'apai, mainly thanks to Matafonua lodge. Scuba diving and whale watching with Jodi as our guide we were provided with the most amazing and unforgettable experience every day. Will definitely be returning best holiday and service iv ever encountered.

Thank lauratW70LQ
Reviewed 11 September 2014

We didn't stay at the resort due to it getting rebuilt after the Cyclone, but the scuba diving and whale watching knowledge was absolutely fantastic. We only had 1 day to whale watch due to our schedule but it was a day I will never...More

Thank Janet A
Reviewed 10 September 2014

This trip was the fulfillment of a lifetime dream....to see Humpback Whales! And, even more than that....to have been able to get in the water and swim with them....magical!!!! I was born and raised in South Florida, and have always had a love affair with...More

1  Thank carybenn53
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went out for two dives. We went to this awesome divesite called tunnels. Really cool tunnels to dive through that are steaming with life. And the crystal clear waters around does not make it worse. The dive master Darren was really...More

1  Thank Håkan G
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