Try Diving In Zanzibar

FUN DIVERS ZANZIBAR

YOU CAN. Take your first breath underwater. Feed your curiosity. Try Discover Scuba Diving in Zanzibar.

Conditions For Try Diving

Your underwater adventure awaits. Find great conditions for introductory diving in Zanzibar North. Try Discover Scuba Diving with local PADI Dive Resort Fun Divers Zanzibar in Nungwi.

Our marine parks offer a choice of dive sites for all levels, picturesque coral reefs, a warm Indian Ocean, clear waters, great visibility, sea turtles, dolphins, tropical fish and more. 

Excited Try Divers

Congratulations to our customers who experienced the first dive of their live in Zanzibar!

Try PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Introductory Diving Course

Course

PADI Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction into scuba diving without holding a licence, no certification course.

Duration

1/2 day

Academic

You learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed for your open water dive under the direct supervision of our PADI instructor.

Depth

Depending on the conditions and your comfort level, the maximum depth for your open water dive is 12 meters.

Dive time

Depending on your air consumption, the dive time is around 50 minutes per dive.

Schedule

Day ahead – 3:00 PM

Plan 45 minutes to enjoy a short briefing and practice a few skills with us in confined water (pool training). Steps keep it simple and make it fun to get ready for your underwater adventure.

Optionally, the practical training can be done in the morning before your diving excursion.

Day of your dive – 8:00 AM

Join our half day boat trip for your open water dive under the direct supervision of our PADI instructor.

We offer a free snorkeling session after your first dive in Mnemba or Tumbatu. You can optionally book a second dive on the spot.

Price

DSD | Single Try Dive

1 boat dive

120 USD

DSD | Double Try dive

2 boat dives in 1 day

180 USD

All Inclusive
  • Full Gear Rental
  • Pool Training
  • Boat Dives
  • PADI Instructor
  • Refreshments
Freebies

We offer free transfer to our diving centre from your accommodation in Nungwi.

We offer free choice of destination Mnemba or Tumbatu (no upgrade).

We offer a free snorkeling session after your first dive in Mnemba or Tumbatu. You can optionally book a second dive on the spot.

Prerequisites

Requirements

  • Age 10 years or older
  • Able to swim
  • Medically fit for diving

Please review the
Diver Medical | Participant Questionnaire

We request you consult a physician before participating in scuba diving.

Course Language

Our dive team speaks English and Swahili. We teach PADI courses in English.

Travel

We strongly recommend you not to fly less than 24 hours after your dive.

Booking

Save on pre-booking.
Send us your enquiry by email to
info@fundiverszanzibar.com

Beginner Sites For Try Diving

Map of premier diving destination Zanzibar North (Unguja) with Nungwi Beach, the central starting point for your diving excursions to the best beginner sites in Zanzibar Island

Try Discover Scuba Diving at Zanzibar´s best sites for beginners, in Mnemba, Tumbatu and Nungwi.

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Mnemba Island

The Mnemba Island Marine Conservation Area is famous for the best diving in Zanzibar.

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

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Dive Site Kichwani

Kichwani is one of our most beautiful dive sites, ideal for snorkelers, beginner and qualified divers, situated to the southeast of Mnemba Island.

Depth

2-30 meters

Type

Sloping wall

Reef

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 Life

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.

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Dive Site Wattabomie

Wattabomie is a wonderful dive site for both the experienced and inexperienced divers, situated to the south of Mnemba Island.

Depth

6-30 meters

Type

Coral reef

Reef

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 Life

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.

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Tumbatu Island

The Tumbatu Island marine reserve is home to the most beautiful coral gardens of Zanzibar.

Situated to the northwest of Zanzibar, Tumbatu is well known for sightings of seahorses, turtles and a variety of macro marine life. Most of all, the diversity of healthy soft and hard coral species make the dive sites around Tumbatu Island a truly vibrant experience. 

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Dive Site Mwana Wa Mwana

Mwana Wa Mwana is a brilliant dive site for snorkelers, beginner and qualified divers, situated to the northwest of Tumbatu Island in Zanzibar.

Depth

3-12 meters, 12-18 meters

Type

Coral garden

Reef

The reef is a terraced coral garden starting shallow at a depth of 3 meters. It gradually decents to a depth of 12 meters. Followed by a sandy bottom which slopes down to a depth of 18 meters.

Sea Life

Sea creatures you are likely to see at the dive site Mwana Wa Mwana: frogfish, leaf scorpionfish, mantis shripms, nudibranchs, sea turtles, octopuses, cuttlefish, stingrays, seahorses, schools of colorful reef fish and many more.

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Dive Site Ras Misikitini

Ras Misikitini is an impressive dive site for snorkelers, beginner and qualified divers, situated to the northwest of Tumbatu Island in Zanzibar.

Depth

5-12 meters, 12-20 meters

Type

Small wall

Reef

The reef is a small coral wall which drops down from 5 to 12 meters. Its bottom holding some coral bommies gently slopes down to a depth of 20 meters.

Sea Life

Sea creatures you are likely to see at the dive site Ras Misikitini: mantis shripms, leaf scorpionfish, nudibranchs, frogfish, sea turtles, stingrays, scorpionfish, spottwing flying gunnards, schools of colorful reef fish and many more.

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Dive Site Three Turtles

Three Turtles is a vibrant dive site for snorkelers, beginner and qualified divers, situated to the west of Tumbatu Island in Zanzibar.

Depth

3-16 meters

Type

Small wall

Reef

The reef is a small coral wall which drops down from 3 to 12 meters, followed by a little slope decending to 16 meters. Most of all the eyecatching colors of the corals at a depth of around 5 meters make a vibrant experience for both the snorkelers and divers.

Sea Life

Sea creatures you are likely to see at the dive site Three Turtles: octopuses, stingrays, sea turtles, scorpionfish, schools of colorful reef fish and many more.

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Dive Site Shane’s Reef

Shane´s Reef is a unique dive site for beginner and qualified divers, situated to the northwest of Zanzibar.

Depth

10-20 meters

Type

Coral reef

Reef

The reef is composed of coral and sandy bottom patches. It starts at a depth of 10 meters and gently descends to 14 meters, followed by a gradual slope down to a depth of 20 meters. Shane´s reef is home to a large variety of macro marine life and extraordinary sea creatures.

Sea Life

Sea creatures you are likely to see at the dive site Shane´s Reef: crocodile fish, weedy scorpionfish, frog fish, seahorses, mantis shripms, black-blotched porcupinefish, leaf scorpionfish, spottwing flying gunnards and many more.