Evocative of the days when Arabic dhows plied the coastal spice trade and sultans ruled the island, Zanzibar retains the feel of a different era while serving up some of Africa’s best beaches and snorkeling. The legacy of Arab rule is a captivating town of bazaars, mosques, squares, narrow streets, and whitewashed houses that could have come straight out of the Middle East.
ultimate diving in zanzibar shops line the oceanfront, a testament to the sport’s popularity here, and to the fact that pristine coral reef surrounds the island. To lose yourself entirely, head over to the island’s east coast, where white sand and solitude rule. The island is accessible in just a couple of hours by fast and comfortable boats from Dar es Salaam.
Ultmate Diving in Zanzibar is reputed as one of the best in the world, and the coral reef structures that surround Unguja and Pemba ensure that the marine life is abundant. Good visibility (20 – 60 metres) and a year-round average water temperature of 27°c ensure that you enjoy your Zanzibar diving experience, and also present an ideal opportunity for learning to dive or upgrading your diving qualification.
Ultimate Diving in Zanzibar isn’t restricted to beginners. Experienced scuba divers can enjoy exciting wall dives, night dives and drift dives. In deeper waters, lush coral gardens often stretch as far as the eye can see, and large gamefish (barracuda, kingfish, tuna and wahoo) hunt together with large Napoleonic wrasse, graceful manta rays and sharks. Shallower waters are the playground of tropical fish, including a huge variety of Indo-Pacific marine fauna.