Diving

Zanzibar offers a variety of diving spots to satisfy all divers. Renowned for its picturesque coral reefs Zanzibar has vibrant and colourful marine life.

Situated in the North of the island Zanzibar Divers is an ideal location to access some the best dive sites on the island.

DIVE SITES

Local sites:

The local area is an ideal and safe location for those experiencing their first ever dive or those wishing to dive without spending too much time on the boat. We have a few local sites all abundant with butterfly fish, parrot fish, surgeon fish and the opportunity to see lion fish, scorpion fish and the occasional turtle!

Tumbatu Island

Just a 15 minute boat ride across from our Kendwa base, is the infamous Tumbatu island, locals address it as a mysterious place due to voodoo practices. The reef surrounding the island are teeming with marine life, starting from 4m goes down to about 20m. It is suitable for all levels of divers.  A great site for macro lovers; a wide variety of nudibranchs, flat worms, frog fish, leaf fish, scorpion fish and eels can be found hiding amongst the coral bommies. Our resident turtles make Tumbatu our favorite spot for diving along with  blue spotted stingrays, large moray eels and the chance to see schools of fish passing through on the deep ocean side.

Mnemba Island

Only 40 minutes boat ride from Zanzibar Divers, Mnemba Island is definitely one of Zanzibar’s most talked about diving areas. With a fantastic year round visibility due to its pristine waters, Its reef extends from over 5km offering stunning healthy soft and hard corals that goes from 3m to +50m depth, large schools of fish, bumphead wrasses, Red-tooth triggerfish and more fantastic critters. Also highly famous for the chance of an encounter with Humbackwhales and Whalesharks (seasonal).

The boat ride from our base gives you the opportunity to see the whole northern coastline and often during the journey we are accompanied by inquisitive pods of Bottlenose dolphins! Mnemba Island has a little something for every level of diver, whether you are newly certified open water diver or an experienced divemaster you will no be disappointed

BOOK A FUN DIVE 

We offer fun diving trips, each and every day, 7 days of week! Our prices include full equipment rental, snacks, drinks and marine park entry.

Open water course: $495
Advanced open water course: $445

2 dives Tumbatu $110
2 dives Mnemba $140

Try Scuba – SSI $100

The SSI Try Scuba program is your introduction to the underwater world. This entry-level program gives you the opportunity to experience the underwater world, in a confined water setting. This will either take place in the pool or off the shore at one of our beautiful local reefs situated in Kendwa or Nungwi. You will dive to a maximum of 5 meters.

Scuba diver – Local reef – SSI $120

This program provides you with the training and experience required to dive in open water environments under the supervision of a dive professional. You will earn the SSI Scuba Diver certification, which can be upgraded to the SSI Open Water Diver certification with additional training, you will dive to a maximum of 12 meters at one of our beautiful local reefs situated along the coastline betweeen Kendwa and Nungwi.

Scuba diver – Tumbatu island SSI $170

This program provides you with the training and experience required to dive in open water environments under the supervision of a dive professional. You will earn the SSI Scuba Diver certification, which can be upgraded to the SSI Open Water Diver certification with additional training, you will dive to a maximum of 12 meters at the beautiful Tumbatu island known by the locals as voodoo island with its beautiful rock face and abundance of coral plates it will be sure be a magical experience

Scuba diver – Mnemba island SSI $195

This program provides you with the training and experience required to dive in open water environments under the supervision of a dive professional. You will earn the SSI Scuba Diver certification, which can be upgraded to the SSI Open Water Diver certification with additional training, you will dive to a maximum of 12 meters at the famous privately owned Mnemba island, this is the largest island of the Zanzibar Archipelago. It has a wide variety of corals and associated species such as turtles and dolphins

Open water diver – SSI $495

This globally-recognized certification program is the best way to begin your life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification.

This course will take place over 2 days, your first day of your new adventure will be in the pool or off the shore where our certified instructor will spend some time with you and teach you some skills, your second day will be out at sea in the beautiful big blue ocean where you will get the opportunity to explore the beauty of Zanzibar’s blue waters and show off the skills you have just learnt

WE WILL SHOW YOU THINGS YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN

Zanzibar Divers aims to show you the best time of your life! Come and enjoy the clubhouse with us, excellent diving instruction and the Zanzibar underwater world!