Top Scuba Dive Shops in Tanzania

Ready to check out the best shops in Tanzania for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 16 dive shops where you can rent equipment, book dives, and get guided tours. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Tanzania to suit your needs.
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Blue World Diving

#1 - Blue World Diving

Visit the fascinating underwater world with the Blue World Diving Center in Tekirova/Kemer. Taste the feeling of reaching neutral buoyancy and breathing underwater. We offer boat trips to the Underwater Environmental Park Three Islands on one of our daily tours with clear water, wonderful reefs, big canyons and a big cave with stalactites and stalagmites. The Three Islands offer ideal conditions with shallow slopes for beginners and steep drop-offs for experienced divers. Our services include not only activities for experienced divers, but also for beginners, who can try breathing underwater during a free trial dive in the hotel pool that takes place everyday. Afterwards you have the possibilty to make a Discover dive with the instructor in the sea or join one of the classes to get an international diving licence. We hope to see you soon… Blue World Diving Center Bayram & Hasan Cesur
Dive Time Zanzibar

#2 - Dive Time Zanzibar


The Menai Bay Conservation Area is not among the mainstream diving locations in the world. It is located on the South Western tip of the Island of Unguja, Zanzibar. This is a large area of volcanic islands, sand banks and coral reefs. In the shallow seas surrounding these islands, there is a large variety of corals and some of the most beautiful  tropical fish and marine life can be found in these waters. Seasonally humpback whales pass through the conservation area for about 3 months from August to October. The Menai Bay is also the home of humpback and bottlenose dolphins. Giant clams are also abundant in the region.  

We have diving possibilities for all, from beginners to experienced divers. Our dive sites range between 10 to 35 meters depth, the water temeperature is between 25-30 °C all year round. 

The underwater life is very rich in this area with a lot of different corals and many different tropical fish. Some examples: puffer fish, box fish, emperor fish, nudibranches, surgeon fish, trumpet fish and moray eels, sea horses, scorpion fish, leaf fish, octopus, blue spotted rays, barracudas, tuna, reef sharks, turtles, dolphins. 

Afro Divers

#3 - Afro Divers


Afro Divers is a small diving centre in one of the remotest locations in Tanzania. Diving here is truly memorable! What makes us special is our unique approach to customer experience thanks to our highly professional team, quality equipment rental and comfortable/fast boats. All for an affordable price! Feel free to contact us and we can help you with your entire trip in Pemba!

Mafia Island Diving

#4 - Mafia Island Diving


Mafia Island Diving is a community driven, environmentally conscious PADI 5* dive and excursions centre situated in the heart of the Mafia Island Marine Park. Our offering includes a variety of land and water based tours to immerse our guests in the natural beauty, fascinating history and culture of Mafia, and its’ surrounding islands.

Dive Planet Mafia Island

#5 - Dive Planet Mafia Island


We are a new PADI Dive Resort since 2022, located in the Marine Park of Utende Mafia Island. Our Dive Center is 15min far from the airport Kilindoni and 2min walk to the Shore in Utende.

Ready for sea diving or a diving course in Mafia Island?

We offer a full range of PADI recreational scuba diving courses and diving experiences for those who want to try! For certified divers, we offer daily diving and dive packages. At the same time, snorkeling trips, picnics and other excursions are an option for those who do not dive.

We are keeping our groups small and manageable to provide the high standards of professionalism, safety and enjoyment.

ScubaCaribe Zanzibar

#6 - ScubaCaribe Zanzibar

Since 1991, ScubaCaribe has been providing a complete range of diving, snorkeling, tours and water sports for travelers to the world’s best beach destinations.
Scuba Do Zanzibar

#7 - Scuba Do Zanzibar

Our dive base is located on the beachfront within the stunning grounds of Diamonds La Gemma Dell'est. Scuba Do Zanzibar is conveniently located on the South of the beach, which is to the far left of the resort when facing the Indian Ocean. The hotel is an ideal setting for you to stay on your diving holiday as it is a superbly managed 5-star all-inclusive resort. In addition to the diving and watersports centre, the facility also boasts a world-class spa, fitness centre, boutique and several dining venues.
Mnemba Island Lodge

#8 - Mnemba Island Lodge

Our roots are in Africa, where we run 33 magical safari lodges and camps in the most breathtaking parts of the continent and, through this, sustain hundreds of rural communities and millions of acres of precious, sometimes endangered wildlife land. Our locations are the stuff that dreams are made of. And they're real. From the deserts of Namibia to the Okavango swamps, from the plains of the Serengeti and Masai Mara to the Indian Ocean archipelagos and South Africa's famous Big Five game parks, &Beyond shows guests the very best that the wilderness has to offer. Our passion for the earth's natural highspots has also taken us into the jungles and tiger country of India, where we operate four unique lodges. &Beyond also offers a full range of travel services. We design journeys for our guests to over 1 200 hand-picked luxury and adventure travel destinations, hotels and resorts in Africa and India. A journey with &Beyond promises to thrill you by day and spoil you by night. With &Beyond you will fall in love with the world again, just as it should be, and will return with unforgettable stories.
Nungwi Diving

#9 - Nungwi Diving

On the northernmost peninsula of Zanzibar Island, Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel overlooks a sparkling expanse of iridescent Indian Ocean, a cluster of whitewashed and palm thatched cottages in rich tropical gardens. Its myriad pathways are shaded by elegant palms, creating soft sun-dappled walkways between beach and banda, balcony and bar. Infused with the laid-back, exotic yet ultimately natural spirit of Zanzibar, this is the place to relax and enjoy all that this extraordinary part of the world has to offer. The lush gardens drop down onto one of the finest and most unspoilt beaches on the island, which in turn is fringed by a wide and thriving coral reef. The hotel is situated in a glorious natural paradise, and our vision is for nature and the hotel to coexist harmoniously so that guests can enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings without forsaking creature comforts. An eco-sensitive approach has ensured that the delicate balance of land and sea, flora and fauna is preserved for all to enjoy in the years to come.
Rising Sun Dive Center

#10 - Rising Sun Dive Center

Rising Sun Dive Centre was established more than eleven years ago when we first came to the South East Coast of Zanzibar. This part of the Island is our home and we were the very first to establish a diving operation on this coast with a great enthusiasm and appreciation for the fact that it was completely untouched.

rising sun logo Having worked tirelessly to identify the various dive spots, we have developed expert knowledge of this previously undiscovered part of the island.

We take pride in taking our guests on a discovery of these pristine waters teeming with marine life. Our concept has always been to offer personalised service, highly qualified instruction and diving in small groups.

Our team of qualified instructors, together with the expertise of our local staff makes for a professional diving operation dedicated to ensuring that you enjoy your diving experience on this beautiful Island.

Fun Divers Zanzibar

#11 - Fun Divers Zanzibar


Fun Divers Zanzibar is the local expert for scuba diving and the only locally owned dive operation in Zanzibar.

Our team of friendly Zanzibaris grew up in the fishing village of Nungwi and experienced the reefs around northern Zanzibar as local fishermen for many years before.
The marine reserves of Zanzibar Island offer a huge choice of sites to explore, and the variety of wall and reef dives suit every level of diver qualification.
We offer daily excursions to the best dive sites of Zanzibar Island, which can be reached in 5 to 45 minutes from our base at Nungwi Beach. 
Diving is offered only in small groups to allow an exclusive and personalised underwater experience.
We provide quality branded dive gear from Scubapro and Mares for free.
As a PADI Dive Resort and a Divers Alert Network Industry Partner, we value our customers dive safety and are committed to professional dive training.
The Zanzibar Dive Centre, One Ocean,Ltd.

#12 - The Zanzibar Dive Centre, One Ocean,Ltd.


One Ocean Matemwe is Zanzibar's first and biggest 5* PADI dive center and offers daily dives on the Mnebmba Atoll and day trips to Stone Town.

One Ocean Matemwe's main dive center is situated just few steps away Zanzibar Pearl Boutique Hotel, where a whale's tail greets you in a whimsical style.

Scuba diving and snorkeling with One Ocean gives you the chance to see a lesser-explored part of Zanzibar, off the beaten track of the usual tourist route. Due to the tide, you'll usually reach dive sites one way by boat and one way by bus - a 30 minute drive on an unpaved road through the traditional Muyuni village. Traditional dhows cruise gently along the coast of Zanzibar.

Mnemba Atoll is the most popular dive site of Zanzibar where there is a great variety of marine life, including a resident pod of dolphins. Stone Town's dive sites are characterised by big beautiful coral gardens, it is also possible to do wreck dives and night dives. 

East Africa Diving & Water Sports

#13 - East Africa Diving & Water Sports

East Africa Diving operating PADI Dive centres on Zanzibar we have been diving this magnificent area of the Indian Ocean since 1998. We are a 5 star PADI Resort.

We conduct all guided dives and PADI courses as per PADI and DAN Safety Standards. East Africa Diving is owned and managed by Michael and Delene Kurz.  We work with a lovely team of Zanzibaris that skipper our boats, take divers diving and snorkeling and teach non-divers how to dive.

We offer half day dive trips to all the northern dive sites and use our fast speed boat for the half day trips to the popular Mnemba Atoll on the north-east coast.

Big Blu Mafia Island Dive Centre

#14 - Big Blu Mafia Island Dive Centre


Big Blu Mafia Island Dive Centre is a large, fully-equipped dive center on Mafia Island, Tanzania. 

The team offer a broad range of shore and boat diving trips to 16+ dive sites around Chloe Bay and beyond. 

Facilities include a large wet-room where you can hang and store your hired or personal diving gear during your stay. Most rental equipment was purchased in 2015-2016, and all is well-maintained and looked after.

There are several dhows (traditional wooden boats) and a fibreglass boat. If the wind is good, it is possible to sail to each dive site.

A full range of recreational, specialty and professional PADI courses are available. 

Dive Point Zanzibar

#15 - Dive Point Zanzibar


Dive Point Zanzibar is a small PADI dive center based on site at the Sunshine Marine Lodge. 

Diving takes place on walls, sloping reefs and sandy bottoms interspersed with rocks covered in coral. 

The team offer daily dive and snorkelling trips to the north-east coast of Zanzibar and Mnemba Atoll. Dive trips depart in the morning and come back around lunchtime. During the surface interval, snacks, fruits and water are served.

A range of recreational training courses are taught including Discover Scuba, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver and Divemaster. Specialties are available. Course can be taught in English, French, Danish and Polish. 

Facilities include a training pool, spacious classroom, rental gear, small shop and storage area. WiFi is provided throughout. The spacious wooden dive boat is moored out the front of the resort. 

Scubafish Dive Center Ltd

#16 - Scubafish Dive Center Ltd


Scubafish Dive Center is a PADI 5-star dive resort located in Matemwe. It is on the north-east of Zanzibar, close to famous Mnemba Atoll. Mnemba Atoll is a beautiful island and its surrounding reefs that measures around 15 square kilometers.

This conservation area is a magnet for divers and snorkelers who enjoy swimming in the turquoise waters, famous for its healthy fish life. Here you can find the playful bottlenose dolphins, turtles, Spanish dancers, giant groupers, sharks, barracudas and other impressive marine life.