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One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center

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Bottom of Kenyatta road | Stone Town, Tanzania
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Not much marine life, no briefing about diving area

We went on 2 divings with the team of One Ocean. There was no briefing of the aerea we are going to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dohastyle
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Did my PADI with One Ocean

Finished my PADI with one ocean. Great experience. David was very helpful in making our stay in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pjotr1808
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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 and we can do wreck dives and night dives. 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 Ocean Paradise Resort we have a booking office and pool facility! 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 locations to give more variety to our divers. We have very high safety and environmental standards.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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“stone town” (51 reviews)
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Bottom of Kenyatta road | Stone Town, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on 2 divings with the team of One Ocean. There was no briefing of the aerea we are going to nor the marine life we will see. Unfortunately there was nothing WOW about that diving experience. The diving instructor "chief" also provoked an...More

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OneOceanManagement, Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Dohastyle, thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are very surprised to read that you didn't have a pre dive briefing from Abdul 'the chief', he is one of our senior team members and he normally briefs all his divers, however...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finished my PADI with one ocean. Great experience. David was very helpful in making our stay in Zanzibar in general as easy as possible; good advice on sites and transportation. Bokko was our instructor, very patient and clear in a his teaching, made us feel...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Dived at Mnemba with One Ocean. Had a very easy refresher course one day and a double dive the following day. Everything was handled professionally and efficiently. Really enjoyed diving at Zanzibar.

Thank Jakub M
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Management-One-Ocean, Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Dear Jakub M, thanks for your wonderful review. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed diving in zanzibar and you loved our operation. We hope to have you back for more fun in the sun! The One Ocean Team

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

My daughter successfully completed an open water PADI course over a few days last week and I went snorkelling for a day off Bawe island . The instructor, Cedric, was excellent as were all the One Ocean staff who provided a perfect combination of professional...More

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Management-One-Ocean, Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Dear Annielegg, thanks you so much for your amazing review. We are so happy to read that you got an amazing service and a wonderful time underwater exploring Stone Town's reef. Cedric sends his personal thanks for your compliments. We hope to have you back...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This is the best diving store in stone town. They are always helpful and takes good care of you. The dive sites are very good and it’s lots of nice macro life.More

Thank Lars A
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OneOceanManagement, Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Dear Lars A, thanks for your taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We are very happy to read that you got an amazing time scuba diving in Stone Town: the reefs are indeed full of life and interesting critters. We hope to...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

I dived with the Zanzibar Dive center one ocean. It was a great experience. The Mnenmba reef was full of various sea life and great visibility. I’d recommend them to all who wish to go diving in Zanzibar. Very professional and able dive instructors.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Very good equipment. Professional staff. No surprises. Very nice reef close to their office. Would recommend.

Thank DavisFromAustin
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OneOceanManagement, Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Dear DavisFromAustin, thanks your amazing review! We are very happy to read that your experience with us was perfect, thanks for sharing your experience with the other readers. We hope to have you back soon for more fun in the sun. The One Ocean Team

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

We did 2 dives at Matemwe (Mnemba Atoll) and 2 dives at Stone Town. The guides in both places were friendly, and the dives were nice, in surface interval you get fruits and water. We liked Stone Town more then Matemwe (Mnemba) for diving; more...More

Thank Tom_Demeester
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OneOceanManagement, Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Dear Tom_Demeester, thanks for your wonderful review! We are very happy to read that your experience with both our dive centres was great, thanks for pointing at the differences in our boats, it gives us the chance to explain that in One Ocean Stone Town...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

One of the most if no the most professional and fun dive shop in the region ! I will come back ! Safety to the utmost. Dive spots not crowded. Right beside the beach and close to several hotels... A must ! The team is...More

Thank Jean-joseph H
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OneOceanManagement, Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Dear Jean-joseph H, thanks for your superb review! We are very happy to read that you loved diving with us, a special thanks to point at the safety bit as we strongly believe that there is no fun without safety! We hope to have you...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

I was in Zanzibar with friends for a few days and everyone wanted to go diving. I didn’t want to risk a previous ear problem I had experienced prior to my gorilla trekking , so another lady and I decided to snorkel while the rest...More

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OneOceanManagement, Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Dear sarihfl, thanks for such a great review! It is so rewarding to read that both, scuba diver and snorkelers, have got an amazing time with One Ocean Stone Town, all the guys in the team send their 'Asante Sana' We hope you enjoyed your...More

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ivanakalabova
12 February 2017|
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Response from OneOceanManagement | Property representative |
Dear ivanakalabova, thanks for your message. We do have some prescription masks, do you need - or + 3.5 ? We might have a - 3. Did you check already the Shamshu pharmacy in Stone Town? They should sell contact... More
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KatrienRoos
8 September 2016|
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Response from OneOcean | Property representative |
Dear Katrien, We have 3 dive centres that are located in Stone Town, Matemwe and Kiwengwa. The branch in Stone Town is diving the surrounding reefs, the dive centres on the east coast are going to Mnemba Atoll. If you're... More
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Jill303
13 July 2016|
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Response from OneOcean | Property representative |
Dear Jill, guests that visit Zanzibar from a cruise ship for only one day usually decide to go diving and snorkelling with our Stone Town branch as it is not far away from Zanzibar port. In Stone Town for the Morning Dives... More
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