Scuba Diving in Zanzibar, Different Depths Challenges

The Zanzibar scuba experience offers a chance to dive in the best corals in East Africa, that's a fact! Diving in Zanzibar renowned for its stunning beaches and unspoiled village life in areas like Paje and Kendwa. All our scuba dives are with PADI, thus, quality is guaranteed.

The Secret Coast of Scuba Diving in Zanzibar

The stretch reaching from Kizimkazi through Jambiani, Paje, Bwejuu, Dongwe to Michamvi, is often referred to as the secret coast of Zanzibar diving, where the real identity of the island is still preserved and untouched from mass tourism. The stretch extends to the north coast of Nungwi.

Diving in Zanzibar

Top 2 Scuba Diving Destinations and Timing (to December 2022)

Itinerary Basics

Attribute Itinerary
Schedule 06:30 to 14:00 (fixed time)
Starting point Closest dive center to site
Termination point Closest dive center to site
Key activities Sightseeing, scuba diving
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Average Sea Temperatures in Zanzibar

The temperature of the water is a very important variable that would help you confirm whether you should proceed with the scuba diving trip. Luckily, as you can observe below, the average water temperature in Zanzibar is suitable throughout the year. Marked in red is the highest temperature recorded in a year, in blue it's the lowest.

Scale Celsius (℃) Fahrenheit (℉)
Months Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
January 27.5 29.8 82.4 84.7
February 27.7 29.6 82.4 84.5
March 28.4 30.2 83.8 85.6
April 27.6 30.8 83.0 86.2
May 27.5 29.2 82.1 83.8
June 25.8 28.1 79.3 81.6
July 25.3 26.8 78.1 79.6
August 24.7 26.5 77.2 79.0
September 25.0 26.8 77.7 79.5
October 25.2 28.1 78.5 81.4
November 26.4 29.5 80.7 83.8
December 27.1 30.2 82.0 85.1
Diving in Zanzibar: the big wall

We've put together lists of best diving sites in Zanzibar based on 2 main areas, the Stone Town are and the Mnemba Island area. Below are the sites with their depth mentioned in meter:

Stone Town

Site name Depth
Pange 14 meters
Bawe Island 18 meters
Murogo 24 meters
Nyange 24 meters
Wrecks 30 meters
Boribu 30 meters

Mnemba Island

Site name Depth
West Garden 12 meters
Aquarium 20 meters
Wattabomi 24 meters
Kichwani 40 meters
The Big Wall 50 meters
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What do you Need to Dive?

Scuba diving is not the same as snorkeling. One needs to be certified to dive with us because we do not offer any Try Dives which does not require and certification.

Prices for Diving in Zanzibar (to December 2022)

Categories 1 dive 2 dives 4 dives
Adult US$80 US$120 US$220
Child (5-10) N/A N/A N/A
Baby N/A N/A N/A
Group from 5 US$75 US$115 US$210
Single supplement US$5 US$5 US$5
Price inclusion
Wetsuit, mask and flippers
Fruits snacks
Conservation fees
Return transport* N/A N/A N/A

*Transport is not included in the above costs. It is charged separately depending on your pickup and drop off locations.

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