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Scuba Diving

Zanzibar’s reef, sand channels and rock formations are home to hundreds, if not thousands of different species of marine life.  Creating the back drop for these animals there are many different types of hard and soft corals and sea anemones, sea whips, sea cucumbers and much, much more.  Even the sandy parts where there is no coral are teaming with life.

Most people will come away happy if they see something big while on a dive.  In Zanzibar there is a good chance you’ll come across some larger animals while on dives, particularly if you go to Leven Banks or Mnemba.  Schooling barracuda are often spotted at Leven along with sailfish, dorados and wahoo, all of which make it a popular spot for big game fishing too.  At Mnemba we see dolphins on almost every trip and, when they want to play, we jump in and swim with them which is something that you’ll never forget.  Whale sharks migrate past Zanzibar twice a year and are often spotted outside the reef.  It is still a bit of a mystery where exactly they go but with new tagging techniques hopefully we’ll soon find out.  Humpback whales come through around the same time and you can see them from the boat swimming along with their young.

If you haven’t dived before and fancy having a go, or you are already qualified and want to get that next level then we offer the full range of PADI courses from Discover Scuba Diving to Open Water Scuba Instructor.  If you like photography then we have digital underwater cameras available in the dive centre and run photography courses to help improve your pictures. 

Courses available include:

  • Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Diver
  • Open Water Diver
  • Adventure Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver

For the more advanced Diver:

  • Rescue Diver
  • Emergency First Response
  • Dive Master
  • DAN O2 Provider
  • Open Water Scuba Instructor

PADI Specialties including:

  • Digital Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy