Diving in Zanzibar – Daily Diving Program

How does it work?

Morning greetings

Our professional and friendly team look forward to helping you get ready for your days diving in Zanzibar. Once you have been sized up for equipment, we head down to our jetty to board our boat. Here in Zanzibar the tides vary greatly, so our method of boarding may also differ. If the tide is low we will take a short walk down our beautiful beach to board. This is dependent on the tides the day you dive. Transport for anyone with impairment in mobility can be arranged.

On Our way…

Our boats leave in the mornings at 8:30am for two dives at two different locations around Mnemba Atoll. Our staff will help you to board the boats safely, ready to visit the best dive sites in Zanzibar. The trip to the first dive site takes approx. 25 minutes.

First dive

Your dive guide will help you with safety checks before entering the water and provide a dive briefing. The dive time is roughly 50 minutes, although this will depend on your air consumption.

Surface interval

To make the most of your diving in Zanzibar, the surface interval is spent on the boat. This allows you to take in the beauty of Mnemba Atoll and it’s turquoise waters. Tea, water, fruit and cake will be served. You can catch some sun rays on the front deck or relax in the shade whilst enjoying your break. Your dive guides will get everything ready for the second dive for you.

Second Dive

Once you are refreshed and rested, the boat will move to a different location. Here we will do our second dive of the day and then head to back to the dive center. The trip involves approximately 3 – 4 hours at sea. You can expect to be back at the dive centre around 1 – 2pm in the afternoon.

Diving and Snorkeling Locations

Please be aware that all trips entail around 4 hours at sea.

Not a certified diver but would like to try or learn? Have a look through our available diving courses!

Staying in Nungwi and want a dive center closer to home? Check out Spanish Dancer Divers!

dive sites in Zanzibar
Hotspot image