Diving or Fishing in Zanzibar

A world land in Zanzibar for diving and Fishing, ITTB can bring together the world to Tanzania!

Scuba diving, snorkeling and other water sports are all here. Our planet contains more than 70 percent of water, so there are lots of places for adventure travels into and on the water. Do you dive or snorkel? Scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking and canoeing are just a few adventures `in the water. Prefer to stay drier? Enjoy adventure travel while cruising, sailing or riding in a motor boat.

The dive sites off the coast of Zanzibar are many, varied and suitable for all levels of experience. The most famous is Mnemba Atoll Marine Park, a reserve where fishing is banned to help stop the destruction of the reef. Marine park fees are paid by all and the money goes back into the local community to help the same fishermen who have had to go elsewhere. Recently a new boat was added to their fleet courtesy of the marine park fees. The scheme works too, there are large schools of fish to be seen here and a chance to see lots of turtles (the current record is twenty one turtles on a single dive!)

Next is Leven Banks. This huge dive site with some strong currents comes up from the deep to within around fourteen meters from the surface and is where you are most likely to see big fish. Schooling barracudas, big sting rays and the occasional shark can often be seen passing in the blue. Even if the big guys don’t appear this is still an excellent site with large fan corals, schools of snapper and Moorish idols floating motionless as you are pushed along by the currents. A very good dive for advanced divers.

The local reefs closer to the dive centre are also worth a visit. Ranging from ten to forty five minutes away they can easily be reached in a morning or afternoon and still give you plenty of time to relax on a beach afterwards and work on your sun tan. Some of these reefs are stunning, with a large array of coral to be found and lots of smaller creatures such as nude branches and mantis shrimp hiding in all the nooks and crannies.

Zanzibar's best diving can be enjoyed at the northern tip of the island, home of Zanzibar Dive Adventures. This professional dive operation, managed by Zanzibar Waters ports Limited, is located at Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel, and caters for all experience levels. Whether you're a total beginner, or a seasoned professional, there are dive adventures for you.

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As a Gold Palm 5 Star PADI Instructor Development Centre you can be assured that the instruction and dive leadership on offer are second to none. Quality accommodations, superior service and excellent dive opportunities make PADI Gold Palm Resorts stand out from the rest.

Resorts of this caliber focus on memorable dive experiences, customer satisfaction, diver safety and environmental awareness, by going the extra mile to provide professional and outstanding service. We are able to offer all PADI qualifications to Instructor level.

Full equipment and tank-filling facilities are available in-house, as are a wide range of PADI dive courses. Our swimming pool, the only one in Nungwi, provides an ideal environment for confined water training sessions for beginners.If you haven't dived before...

Enjoy a free trial in the comfort and safety of our swimming pool with one of our instructors and then go for one of our popular Discover Scuba Diving courses. This will allow you to learn the basics of scuba and have a trial dive with an experienced instructor under safe conditions. Once this hooks you, enroll in the PADI Open Water course and enjoy the benefits of the world's fastest growing sport - anywhere in the world.

Advanced and Specialty courses are also available. Wall dives, night dives, deep dives, drift dives...
Overwhelming numbers of amazing tropical fish proliferate on the coral gardens that form a lagoon around Ras Nungwi.

The majestic whale shark migrates past us twice a year and humpback whales grace us with their presence, sometimes breaching right outside the hotel. Dolphins are permanent residents, playfully accompanying us on boat trips, jumping and diving with their young.

Typical dive sites include Kichwani, an incredible wall dive off the Mnemba Atoll with amazing marine life and suitable for all levels of diver, and Leven Banks, a massive reef pinnacle 7 miles out to sea.



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