Namibia is the 9th largest diamond producer in the world, by value.
Namibia produces 95% gem quality diamonds.
The strength of Namibia's diamonds lies in the high value stones, ranking 2nd globally by dollar per carat.
Debmarine Namibia's annual production capacity is 1.4million carats.
Debmarine Namibia is the largest producer of diamonds in Namibia, by value and volume.
Debmarine Namibia accounts for around 70% of total diamond production in Namibia.
The mv Mafuta is the world’s largest marine diamond mining vessel.
The mv Mafuta accounts for over 50% of total Debmarine Namibia production.
Wave swells in the Debmarine Namibia mining licence area can reach up to 10 metres.
The biggest diamond produced by Debmarine Namibia was 80.3 carats.


Fast becoming a Namibian icon, Debmarine Namibia has been able to grow its production output by about 60 per cent since it commenced operations. Debmarine Namibia also continues to excel in all aspects of its operation, notably in the areas of sustainable development, safety, health and environment.

Since the Company became operation in 2002, Debmarine Namibia has mined over 8 km2 and produced over a 5million carats. Debmarine Namibia reached its record production of 1 million carats in 2006 and has since then consistently produced a million carats annually. These figures demonstrate the excellence that is a core value of this young and dynamic Namibian Company.

All Debmarine Namibia production is handed to Namdeb, who sells it onwards to the Namibia Diamond Trading Company, in terms of its sales and marketing agreement with that company.

Debmarine Namibia charters mv Coral Sea and mv Explorer for sampling. An Autonomous Under Water Vehicle is chartered for geophysical data work.

The intellectual and human capital for exploration, resource development, reserve development, resource and reserve management, environmental management and geological consulting belongs to and resides with Debmarine Namibia in Namibia. De Beers Marine South Africa provides research and development (R&D) and capital projects management services.