has one the best Scuba diving and snorkeling sites in East
African Coast. The island has wonderful reefs with as many
as 350 reef fishes being recorded here.
Chumbe Island Marine
Sanctuary, is the best place for snorkeling in the island.
Leven Bank: on the north of Ras Nungwi, with a drift
dive, is the best dive on a high slack Tide.
Dive boat is taking place here. Mnemba Island, just
south-east of Nungwi, because of the high tide current, only
the drift is possible, and it is taking place from
Other places include Bawi Island, close to Stone Town where divers have
to overcome a high current tide, though offers the best dive
in the east coast of the island.
Nyange: in the southwest, offers excellent marine
life including stonefish and scorpion fish.
Pange: where dive can take place anytime of the year.
Pwaku, Murogo, and Mwamba Ukombe: south of stone
town, where big parrotfish and jerry fish can be
Hunga, Sekina, Pembe: these are excellent dive sites,
though subjected to currents. Providing interesting variety
of fish including large spinney lobster, crocodile fish,
scorpion fish, dusky batfish, Napoleon wrasse, eagle rays
Mbwangawa, Chakatuni, Ametatu, Kitchafi, Haji: Sites
in the northeast of the Island, are well known for good
ranges of reefs suitable for all levels of diving
Bawe Island: The
reef wall is about 150m east of the east edge of the island
Average water temperature in Zanzibar is between 25º
Facilities and equipment are available to allow you
accomplish and enjoy your holiday in this paradise island of