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Paje Beach Dive Centre - Zanzibar, Africa

Paje Beach Dive Centre is a 5 star PADI IDC centre on Zanzibar based on the beautiful white sands of Paje Beach. They offer the complete range of PADI courses applicable to the warm coastal diving of Zanzibar, Pemba Marine park and channels off East Africa. This hightly professional centre offers diving to the highest standard and caters particularly well for mixed ability groups and young divers.

Set in the south east coast of Zanzibar at the Paje beach. A 40 minute drive from the airport and historic Stone town.

Facilities and Services
The dive boats used at the centre are custom built boats. They are shaded with solid seats under which you can store you kit and cylinders are held securely behind the seats. All boats have a radio, first aid kit, emergency oxygen and a mobile phone on board in case of emergencies. Each boat leaves with two captains aboard. Enriched air nitrox is available at very few dive companies in Kenya, in fact at present Buccaneer Diving is the only place you can obtain it on the Mombasa coast.

The centre offers three dives per day and sometimes more during busy seasons. Most sites are visited by boat within twenty minutes. Each day there is a dive trip to a site within the lagoon, these trips are single dive trips and these sites are suitable for all levels of divers. There is also a two tank dive outside the reef. 'Outside' trips are two dive excursions with the surface interval between dives being spent on the boat. Dive supervision is available, with each boat of divers split into small groups and led by one of our divemasters or instructors. All of the dives are guided and this ensures divers don't miss points of interest and increases safety. Divers on courses will be supervised by their a PADI professional.

Dive Sites
Dives head out twice a day from Paje beach to the outer coral reefs (weather dependent). You an dive and snorkel the Jambiani lagoon where seahorses and stingrays are the main attraction. Dongwe and Bwejuu for gentle reef dives to the more challenging Blue Wall for the adventurous deep divers. Regular trips are orginaised to Mnemba and Kizimkazi with clear water, perfect corals and a huge variety of marine life.

Courses include use of equipment, and necessary boat trips (course materials extra). Certification fee is approximately £69 for Open Water and £69 for Advanced Courses, which is paid locally.

PADI Open Water £319
Advanced PADI OW £249

Dive Packs
Include boat dives with guide and tank/weights.

Price from
3 Days (2 dives per day) £245
5 Days (2 dives per day)



Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Wreck Diving Tech Diving






Best Time: July - March

Average Air temps: 27°C

Average Water temps: 24°C

Visibility: 10-30m

Top Dive Sites: Mmenba Marine Park and Atoll, 'Pemba' channel, Mafia Island and Pange Reef (for beginners), Mnemba Atoll Leven Banks pinnacle, .HMS Pegasus (19th Century battle cruiser).
Inside the reef - The Lagoon, Lagoon Mounding & Stingray City with shallow depths 6-18m, colourful coral & varied marine life with gentle conditions for courses and novice divers. More >

Dive Centre: Courses and Dive Packages  More >

Great Reasons to Dive in Zanzibar, Tanzania

  • Ideal for Learn to dive
  • Mantas, sharks, groupers & large pelagics
  • Caves and Caverns
  • Beautiful walls & corals (multiple nudibranchs)
  • Whale Sharks (Oct-Mar)
  • Humpback Whales (Sept)
  • Fast drifts
  • Spectacular sand beaches, historic stone town to visit.


Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.