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Zanzibar scuba diving recommendations?

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Zanzibar scuba diving recommendations?

We're going scuba diving in Zanzibar for 4 days in late September. Can anyone recommend:

(1) where to stay for maximum diving convenience?

(2) good dive operators?

(3) good dives to see marine life?



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1. Re: Zanzibar scuba diving recommendations?

1 ) All divers are highly recommended to be at North East Coast or North coast because these areas are closed to the best marine reefs(marine reserved areas)including famous Mnemba Atoll. Rest of other coast will need a long drive or long sail to reach them

But among those locations,North East Coast is a closest point.

There are so many places to stay but will depend on your budget.

2 ) The best Diving Centre at North East Coast is One Ocean Diving Centre

North Coast: Zanzibar Water Sport Centre

Scuba Do

Spanish Dancer

East Africa Diving Centre



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We just returned from four days diving with One Ocean on Mnemba atoll and it was fantastic. WAY better than what we had seen on the reefs in the Big Island!

OneOcean is a good outfit, they practice very safe procedures but beware, they have several boats and one of them is a dinghy -- which they call their "rubber boat". The dhow is much better. The dinghy has no cover (no sun protection) and no ladder (you have to haul yourself up over the side). And the trip out to the atoll was very discomforting for this old man. But excellent dive guides. Other operators may have the same limitations.

We stayed in Matemwe which is very convenient for reef access.

Mnemba atoll is fantastic diving!@!!!!

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4. Re: Zanzibar scuba diving recommendations?

Definitely Matemwe beach Village and One Ocean, they are by far the best Dive centre in Zanzibar with a good record and very high standards. Matemwe is also really close to Mnemba so its conveniently located.

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Could anyone please comment on Rising Sun Dive Centre, and any others in close proximity, especially for further training?

I have tried posting a specific question on a separate thread but got no replies.

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