Five best dive sites of Mnemba Island
Scuba diving and snorkeling excursions to Mnemba Island
Scuba diving at Mnemba Island, Zanzibar | Top spot Kichwani
Depth 2 – 30 m
Type Sloping wall
Kichwani is one of our most beautiful dive sites, ideal for snorkelers, beginner and qualified divers, situated to the southeast of Mnemba Island.
The famous reef is a sloping wall with a depth range from 2 to 30 meters. It is covered with hard and soft corals interspersed with a huge variety of marine life. With a mild current you can enjoy a drift dive along the wall.
Sea creatures you are likely to see while diving Kichwani in Mnemba: bluefin trevallys, napoleon wrasses, moray eels, triggerfish, scorpionfish, leaf fish, mackerels, nudibranchs, schools of colorful reef fish and many more. On occasion you may spot a white tip reef shark.
Scuba diving at Mnemba Island, Zanzibar | Top spot Wattabomie
Depth 6 – 30 m
Type Coral reef
Wattabomie is a wonderful dive site for both the experienced and inexperienced divers, situated to the south of Mnemba Island.
The gentle slope of the reef with a depth from 6 to 30 meters makes it ideal for relaxed diving. Its unique bottom composition combines amazing bommie coral formations and a large area of marvellous plate coral. Countless species of tropical reef fish shoaling around the plate coral make a picturesque mid-water encounter and attract many predators. You can spot the occasional green sea turtle. It may happen that bottlenose dolphins interrupt our dive to engage with us.
Sea creatures you are likely to see while diving Wattabomie in Mnemba: groupers, bluefin trevallys, kingfish, baracudas, napoleon wrasses, triggerfish, snappers, octopuses, frogfish, moray eels, mantishrimps, nudibranchs, indian ocean walkmen and many more.
Depth 5 – 30+ m
Type Small wall
Small Wall is a marvellous dive site for both the experienced and inexperienced divers, situated to the southeast of Mnemba Island.
The reef is a sloping wall with a steep gradient and a depth range from 5 to 30+ meters. In the shallow part many species of colorful reef fish are schoaling. With a mild current you can enjoy a drift dive along the wall. The more experienced divers can go deeper and occasionally spot white tip reef sharks, napoleon wrasses or sea turtles.
Sea creatures you are likely to see while diving Small Wall in Mnemba: groupers, moray eels, torpedo rays, scorpionfish, bluespotted ribbontail rays, leaf scorpionfish, nudibranchs and many more.
Depth 18 – 35+ m
Type Big wall
Big Wall is a perfect deep dive site for experienced advanced divers, situated to the east of Mnemba Island in Zanzibar.
The reef is a vertical wall located in the open sea, dropping down from 18 to 35+ meters. Due to the current and depth this dive site is suitable for experienced advanced divers only. Big Wall does not offer many corals, therefore overhangs and caves to explore. With a strong current you can enjoy a drift dive. On occasion you may spot a white tip reef shark and rays.
Sea creatures you are likely to see while diving Big Wall in Mnemba: napoleon wrasses, tunas, rainbow runners, groupers, lobsters, barracudas, bigeyes.