Scuba diving holidays to Zanzibar and Mnemba, Tanzanzia offers dive holiday for all levels of divers wanting a stunning beach hotel location. Located 25 miles off the East Coast of Tanzania. the archipelago is made up of Zanzibar and Mnemba atolls, and several islets. Zanzibar is approx 60 miles long by 20 miles wide and is best characterised by the beautiful sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs that run for miles on its rugged coastline. Zanzibar offers truly world class diving including the renowned Mnemba Atoll and Levan Banks with numerous reef, wall and wreck dives around the island.
The diving around Paje is pristine with some of the finest corals to be found in East Africa. The protected natural lagoon which is only ten minutes boat ride and a great choice for all levels of divers and accompagning snorkellers a number of good safe and protected dives. The lagoon also is an ideal spot for night dives. In addition there are a number of sites on the outer reef within a 25-minute fast boat ride offering a wide variety of topography ranging from walls, gentle slopes to caves and exciting marine life. There are also dives available from the south of the island at Kizimkazi . Renowned for its dolphins and idyllic sand banks plus day trips to the atoll of Mnemba, located in a marine park that is a great location both diving and snorkelling. More >
Culture and Activities
A visit to the old city, Stone Town just 45 mintues drive away is a must. It has a mystical aura with grand Moorish architecture that has changed little over 200 years and has UNESCO world heritage status. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and peruse the bustling bazaars and spice stalls. It's alluring mixture of Arabic and African cultures will intoxicate the senses. Locally Paje beach is a surfy vibe with choice of bars and restaurants. Also enjoy SUP, surfing and diving with options to entend with a stay in World Heritage Stone Town, safari in Tanzania or climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Individual itineraries can be arranged to fit around your beach based holiday. Call for further details.
Best Time: July - March
Average Air temps: 27°C
Average Water temps: 24°C
Top Dive Sites: Mmenba Marine Park, Mafia Island and Pange Reef (for beginners), Mnemba Atoll Leven Banks pinnacle, .HMS Pegasus (19th Century battle cruiser).
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