Diving Mnemba Island

FUN DIVERS ZANZIBAR

The famous dive site of Mnemba Island Marine Conservation Area in Zanzibar

Mnemba Island

Dolphins at dive site Mnemba Island, best scuba diving site of Zanzibar

The Mnemba Island Marine Conservation Area is the most famous dive site of Unguja (Zanzibar Island).

Situated to the northeast of Zanzibar, Mnemba is well known for encounters with pods of dolphins, abundant sealife and great visibility. 

From our base at Nungwi Beach, we will show you the best diving around the world reknown Mnemba Island Marine Conservation Area.

Scuba diving around Mnemba Island

Top-notch dive site map of of Mnemba Island, the famous marine reserve in Zanzibar, showing Mnemba´s best scuba diving sites Kichwani Wall, Wattabomie, Big Wall, Small Wall and Aquarium.

We offer daily excursions to our best dive sites Kichwani and Wattambomie at Mnemba Island Marine Conservation Area.

Our trips start around 8:00 a.m. and return around 1:30 p.m.

Dive site Mnemba Island | Top spot Kichwani 

Coral grouper | Dive site Kichwani at Mnemba Island Marine Conservation Area in Zanzibar

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 in Zanzibar.

The 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 at the dive site Kichwani: bluefin trevallys, napoleon wrasses, moray eels, triggerfish, scorpionfish, leaf fish, mackerels, nudibranchs, schools of colorful reef fish and many more. On occacion you may spot a white tip reef shark.

Dive site Mnemba Island | Top spot Wattabomie

Octopus | Dive site Wattabomie at Mnemba Island Marine Conservation Area in Zanzibar

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 in Zanzibar.

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 at the dive site Wattabomie: groupers, bluefin trevallys, kingfish, baracudas, napoleon wrasses, triggerfish, snappers, octopuses, frogfish, moray eels, mantishrimps, nudibranchs, indian ocean walkmen and many more.

Dive site Mnemba Island | Top spot Small Wall

Raggy scorpionfish | Dive site Small Wall at Mnemba Island Marine Conservation Area in Zanzibar

Small Wall

Depth 5 – 30+ m
Type Small Wall

Small Wall is a marvellous dive site for both the experienced and inexperienced divers divers, situated to the southeast of Mnemba Island in Zanzibar.

The reef is a steep sloping wall with 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 at the dive site Small Wall: groupers, moray eels, torpedo rays, scorpionfish, bluespotted ribbontail rays, leaf scorpionfish, nudibranchs and many more.