Top Scuba Dive Shops in Tanzania
#1 - Blue World Diving
#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.
#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!
#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.
#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.
#6 - ScubaCaribe Zanzibar
#7 - Scuba Do Zanzibar
#8 - Mnemba Island Lodge
#9 - Nungwi Diving
#10 - Rising Sun Dive Center
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.
#11 - Fun Divers Zanzibar
Fun Divers Zanzibar is the local expert for scuba diving and the only locally owned dive operation in Zanzibar.
#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.
#13 - East Africa Diving & Water Sports
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.