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  30 April 2018       Tripindigo       5 min read

12 Top Dive Centres in Zanzibar

Zanzibar Island is blessed above and beneath the surface with a wide range of attractions. The underwater world features a variety of aquatic wonders such as coral reefs, the ocean floor and an opportunity to swim with a range of marine species. It’s a beautiful place to indulge in a variety of underwater activities including diving and snorkelling. There are several dive centres in Zanzibar which offer a range of dive trips, PADI scuba certification courses and rental equipment for individuals and groups.  Let’s take a look at the top dive centres in Zanzibar;

1. Rising Sun Dive Centre

Renowned as the first diving centre on the East Coast of Zanzibar, Rising Sun Dive Centre offers a complete range of PADI courses with experienced instructors ready to give you professional dive lessons. The centre is the only PADI five-star Gold Palm and National Geographic Dive Centre on the island. They know the amazing dive centres on the South East Coast of Zanzibar and they offer a wide range of diving activities.

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Rising Sun Dive Centre

2. Diving Poseidon

Diving Poseidon is a PADI centre offering a full range of diving courses including Dive Master and Open Water as well as a variety of speciality courses. The centre offers a comfortable learning environment and a range of top-quality rental equipment. If you’re looking to explore Mnemba Atoll, the team of professional instructorsand dive masters know all the renowned dives sites around – to suit your level of diving experience.

 Diving Poseidon

Diving Poseidon

3. Spanish Dancer Divers

Spanish Dancer Divers, a five-star dive centre is located at Nungwi Beach and it’s a place where the safety of a diver is taken seriously. The dive centre features a team of highly skilled PADI instructors and expert Dive Masters. They offer a wide range of PADI courses including a free refresher course. You are required to take a recent refresher course before diving, if it has been years you tried diving.

 Spanish Dancer Diver

Spanish Dancer Divers Spanish Dancer Divers

4. Zanzibar Extreme Watersports

Located in the North East of Zanzibar at PwaniMchangani, Zanzibar Extreme Water Sports offers snorkelling and diving trips to Tumbatu Island, Stone Town island of Bawe and Mnemba Atoll. With its professional dive team, diving and snorkelling with them is never a bad choice. They offer a wide range of other activities such as wake boarding, Jet Ski tours, water ski and knee boarding. Everything you need including neoprene suites, speed boats accompanied by a high level of provided services are readily offered.  Fruits, snacks, and water are provided on board.

Zanzibar Extreme Watersports

Zanzibar Extreme Watersports

5. Divine Diving, Yoga & Dive Centre

Located in Nungwi, Divine Diving is a professional PADI Dive centre featuring a combination of yoga and diving activities. The centre offers a wide range of courses including free optional breathing technique to help you enjoy a relaxed dive. It featureda team with professionals with top-quality skills in diving. You have an opportunity of doing refresher dive course and have amazing dives in Tumbatu and Mnemba, some of the finest places you can scuba dive in Zanzibar.

 Divine Diving, Yoga

Divine Diving, Yoga & Dive Centre

6. Buccaneer Diving

Buccaneer Diving is an award-winning PADI Centre based in Zanzibar and Kenya. It’s the only PADI Career Development Centre in East Africa and it’s voted among the top 100 dive centre in the world by readers of Unterwasser Magazine. It offers the coolest diving experiences in Zanzibar as you dive the island’s East Coast, Kizimai and Mnemba while accessing the stunning coral reefs by customized diving boats. The centre features highly professional instructors who ensure that you have a super fun diving experience.

Buccaneer Diving

Buccaneer Diving

7. One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Centre

Renowned for its reputable dive operation, Zanzibar Dive Centre, One Ocean offers a wide range of courses including snorkelling and scuba diving – provided by its professional PADI instructors and Divemasters. They will take you through the Mnenmbareef, where you can explore the beautiful underwater wonders.

One Ocean

One Ocean

8. Dive Point Zanzibar

Dive Point Zanzibar is a PADI dive centre located on the north-east coast of Zanzibar in Matemwe opposite Mnemba Atoll. The centre offers a wide range of PADI diving courses and an opportunity to explore the north-east coast reefs. The PADI certified instructors know the finest spots to dive and provide high-quality training for both new and experienced divers.

Dive Point Zanzibar

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9. Scuba Do Zanzibar

Scuba Do Zanzibar is one of the leading diving providers on the island offering a wide range of water-based activities. The company offers a wide range of PADI courses for both beginners and experienced divers. The centre is located in Kendwa beach at the northern tip of the island and it offers a world-class diving experience.

Scuba Do Zanzibar

Scuba Do Zanzibar

10. East Africa Diving Centre

A PADI five-star dive centre and Divers Alert Network (DAN) partner, East Africa Diving centre is located in Nungwi on Zanzibar’s northern top – providing dive adventures every day of the year to both new and experienced divers. The centre offers a wide range of PADI courses – provided by professional and international instructors. Get the opportunity to explore some of the best diving sites in Zanzibar including Mnemba Atoll.

East Africa Diving Centre

East Africa Diving Centre

11. Team Aqua Zanzibar - Diving & Watersports

Located between Kendwa and Nungwi in the north of Zanzibar, Team Aqua is a SSI/PADI dive centre with a team of highly-skilled instructors and divemasters. From the centre, you can easily access the best dive sites on the island such as the marine park of Mnemba, Tumbatu Island, and Nungwi as well as Leven Bank.  Team AquaZanibar offers several courses for both experienced divers and beginners.

Team Aqua Zanzibar

Team Aqua Zanzibar - Diving & Watersports

12. Scubafish Zanzibar

At Scubafish Zanzibar, safety is a priority! The PADI dive centre is located in Matemwe, close to Mnemba Atoll – a popular dive site in Zanzibar. The centre allows divers to visit several diving sites and explore underwater.  The dive masters and instructors are highly qualified professionals and make diving easy and fun for everyone.

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Scubafish Zanzibar

Get Ready To Dive With The Magical Ocean Life

You can't visit Zanzibar and miss out on a great underwater adventure like diving. The life you will see on the ocean floor will truley amaze you!

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