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Dive Review of Zanzibar diving in
Africa/Zanzibar

December, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Arie Winograd, CA, US (1 report)
Report Number 5911
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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