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Dive Review of Zanzibar diving in
Africa/Zanzibar

Zanzibar diving, Dec, 2010,

by Arie Winograd, CA, US ( 1 report). Report 5911.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Raja Ampat; Palau; Yap; Galapagos; Rangiroa FP; Fiji; Solomon Islands; Belize; Sulawesi; Papua New Guinea; Sipaden/Borneo; Southern California; etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions common sense
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 1 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 1 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 2 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments My wife and I were on safari in Tanzania, East Africa and spent the end of our trip in Zanzibar. This trip was not a diving based trip, but we managed to dive two times off of the north coast of Zanzibar in a marine protected area can Mnembe Atoll. Although this is supposedly a protected area, we have never seen so many dead fish on a dive before! On each of the two dives we counted a dozen or so large tropical fish dead on the reef. We suspected that there may have been cyanide or dynamite fishing going on even in this protected area. The diving is so-so at best - basically only a place to dive if you are already there and want to get wet. It is definitely NOT a dive destination for avid divers or avid underwater photographers.
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