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One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center

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Address: Tanzania
Phone Number: +255 774 310 003
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Come and discover the amazing underwater world and the bottlenose dolphins...

Come and discover the amazing underwater world and the bottlenose dolphins at the famous Mnemba Atoll in the Indian Ocean.

We are the only the dive operator in Zanzibar to have a dive centre in Stone Town on the west coast where we dive the reefs in front of Stone Town we can do wreck dive and night dive.

One Ocean is in house with the full dive operation and boat launching site at Bluebay Beach Resort in Kiwengwa and Matemwe Beach Village in Matemwe.

Inside Melia Zanzibar and Ocean Paradise Resort we do have booking offices and pool facilities!

Kiwengwa and Matemwe are located on the north east coast of Zanzibar close to Mnemba Atoll, with the best diving and snorkelling spot in Zanzibar!

Dive packages can be shared among our different location to give more variety to our divers.

We have very high safety and environmental standards.

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Reliabe and enjoyable dive center

I booked my dives in advance and communication was excellent. Quick responses and detailed info regarding pricing and locations. Good and clear briefings, reliable equipment and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
KarimHomri
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked my dives in advance and communication was excellent. Quick responses and detailed info regarding pricing and locations. Good and clear briefings, reliable equipment and fun staff around. Dive sites close to Stone Town were pretty cool and nice refreshments during surface interval. All with all One Ocean is a professional and good place to plan your divings with.

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OneOceanManagement, General Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear Karim444, many thanks for your superb review! It is so rewarding to know that you have appreciated our service from the first moment until the very end! We look forward to have you diving with us again. The One Ocean Team More 

East London, South Africa
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people who organise this are professionals. My daughter went to scuba and she was impressed at the knowledge and care given by the master diver..Craig. I did the snorkelling and found the leader - Juma, I think, to be knowledgeable and very aware of his group as well as the things to see. The cost for a dive is... More 

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OneOceanManagement, General Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear Violetvz, thank you so much for your fantastic review! We are so happy to read that Craig took good care of your daughter's training, he is indeed a great and knowledgeable instructor. We'll make sure he gets your appreciation! We hope to see you both back in Zanzibar for some more fun in the sun! The One Ocean Team More 

Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was on the fence about whether or not I should scuba or snorkel on my trip. I had some friends visit One World before me and decided to follow in their footsteps and snorkel. I'm glad I did! While it would have been great to get up close to the coral and fish, the scuba equipment would have made... More 

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OneOceanManagement, General Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear jesuisbeth, thanks for your amazing review! It is so nice to read that you got a wonderful time snorkelling with us, we do really take great care in making sure that scuba divers and snorkelers have plenty of space on our boats. Snorkel guides and dive leaders work together since a long time that's why timing and spaces of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought the One Ocean team did a great job! Driver picked us up on time from our resort and arrived at the dive center. It was a little chaotic right when we got there, getting quickly checked in and the wetsuit and snorkeling gear, but all good. We were briefed and they do not lie, don't bring anything on... More 

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OneOceanManagement, General Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear Todd F, thanks for your wonderful review! We are so happy to know that you got a great time snorkelling with One Ocean Kiwengwa, we are very lucky to have Ali as snorkel guide, he is just amazing. Thanks for supporting our directions on what to bring on the boat:biodegradable sun lotion, sun glasses, hat, t-shirt and a smile!... More 

Haifa, Israel
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for Silvia and all of the crew! Very professional and awesome staff, gives you everything you need along with the knowledge that you are in good hands so no need to be afraid even if you are an amateur diver. They have a lot of patience, good equipment and most of all- a desire to give you... More 

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OneOceanManagement, General Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear Ori Z, thanks for your great review! It has been a pleasure to have you and your friends scuba diving with us, we are so happy to read that you felt safe and very well looked after. We hope to have all of you guys back for some more fun in the sun! The One Ocean Team More 

British Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We did a snorkel excursion with this outfit and it was outstanding. The staff were friendly and very knowledgeable. They had us come in the day before the tour to select our equipment and wet suits, giving us individual attention to ensure properly fitted equipment. The tour left on time and the guides introduced themselves, gave us a complete overview... More 

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OneOceanManagement, General Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear Portnoff, thanks for this enthusiastic review! We are so happy to read that you got a marvellous time, snorkelling at Mnemba Atoll is fantastic but swimming with dolphins is pure magic! We truly hope that you can come to Zanzibar to enjoy another unforgettable snorkelling day! The One Ocean Team More 

Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I did a two dive day with One Ocean on the reefs right off of Stone Town. I am newly certified diver, and this was only my second time out without my instructor. The divemaster, Akash (I'm sorry if I'm spelling that wrong) was great. He was enthusiastic and patient and took time to make sure everybody was comfortable in... More 

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OneOceanManagement, General Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear cecilycardew2016, thanks for such an amazing review! Aakash is indeed a great Divemaster, a brilliant young man and he will be soon a fantastic scuba instructor! We are so happy to read that you enjoyed the dive site, felt safe diving with our scuba gear and , well, yes, the food we serve on the boat is just fabulous.... More 

Oxfordshire
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Did a two-dive day in August 2016. Good experience and the company seems to be run well. We took a small bus to the north side of the island where the boat was waiting for us to take us to dive sites around the atol. This was due to low tide at Matemwe. Personal equipment (fins, mask, wetsuit) all ok.... More 

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OneOceanManagement, General Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear cyber_miller, thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to read that the entire logistic and experience was good. It is important to clarify that all our divers are leaded by one of our Divemasters or Instructors which have a depth gauge and a scuba computer. At the dive centres there are also scuba computer... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you take a dhow cruise you will be able to observe several islands such as Prison Island, see docked cruise ships, and sea life. You might even pass a local swimming.

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OneOceanManagement, General Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear OTM330, thanks for your nice review! We look forward to have you back scuba diving or snorkelling with us. The One Ocean Team More 

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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I'll start by saying that it was absolutely an amazing experience with One Ocean. Me , my husband and 8 years old daughter were on a vacation trip at Zanzibar. We decided to snorkel all three of us , and only I had to dive. We were there for just 4 days so quickly searched for various centres that were... More 

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OneOceanManagement, General Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear zunera m, thank you so much for your wonderful review! It is thrilling to read that all your experience with us was perfect: starting with the mail info, trough our outstanding snorkel guides and ending with one of the best instructor of the planet:our Cinzia! They all saw you review and send broad smiles and huge thanks. We hope... More 

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