Zanzibar: Scuba Diving Activity Holiday

Powdery white sands and crystal clear waters

Holiday Scuba Diving in Zanzibar isn't just for beginners. Veteran divers can also enjoy night dives drift dives and wall dives,. Zanzibar has some of the best value-for-money diving in the world. There is loads of marine life in the coral reef structures that surround Unguja and Pemba Island. You’ll have good visibility (21 - 61 meters) and a year-round average water temperature of 26°c. With all that value you are bound to enjoy your Zanzibar scuba diving holiday experience. It also presents an opportunity for simply learning to dive or upgrading your diving qualification.

There are several dive centers on the island, running courses under the international Professional Association of Dive Instructors’ (PADI) system of diver education. The certification you get from PADI in Zanzibar can be used for diving anywhere in the world. In deeper waters, lush coral gardens often stretch as far as the eye can see, and large pelagic game fish (barracuda, kingfish, tuna and Wahoo) hunt together with large Napoleonic wrasse, graceful manta rays and sharks. Shallower waters are the playground of tropical fish, including a huge variety of Indo-Pacific marine fauna. Ensure that the dive centre you use: is staffed by professional divers and well equipped boats.

Important things to check for while onboard include; medical oxygen, first-aid facilities, radio communications, sufficient life jackets for the number on board, back-up engine/s and is a member of a reputable training organization such as the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI). PADI lists all trade members online at: www.padi.com. You can explore the many scuba sites using local dive site maps. Should you choose to go on a scuba diving holiday in Zanzibar, all experience levels can be catered for, with a large variety of dive sites from which to choose.