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Ha'apai Divers At Matafonua Lodge Resort

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Address: Foa Island, Tonga
Phone Number:
676 69766
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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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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 CO twice on dives and twice on whale watching/swims while we stayed there... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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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 me snorkelling while they were down below. Hubby was very happy with the dives. Although... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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54 reviews
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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 guests book several day trips out to swim with them.) A max of eight people... More 

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Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand
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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 out to the dive site of his choosing. When at the dive site Darren made... More 

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Thank Robin S
Zurich, Switzerland
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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 single dive was just spectacular. We encountered big fish like false killer whales, reef sharks,... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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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 at that. Diving with Gary also was some experience, although the corals have suffered a... More 

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1 Thank Michael R
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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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.

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Thank lauratW70LQ
Brisbane, Australia
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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 forget...totally amazing. The boat was superb with all the necessary safety gear, very comfortable and... More 

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Roswell, GA
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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 dolphins, as well as whales. I learned a couple years ago that in Tonga, you... More 

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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 nice and knowledgeable. Truly a great experience.

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1 Thank Håkan G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

I took my son whale watching and snorkeling 2 years ago. We think back on this rich experience daily. It is a cherished memory. Our stay at the lodge was truly a family experience as our children played with Darren's children.

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