Dive Sites

In Kizimkazi, we have a selection of dive sites that we visit regularly - walls, small caves, lagoons, coral garden and much more. Zanzibar tropical climate allows diving all year round If you're thinking of diving one of these sites we strongly recommend you join one of our dive groups, our experienced Dive Masters will point out many places of interest that most divers miss.

The Seasons most fish we see is independent of season except for whale sharks that we have in our waters only in Aug/Sept. When the water is a little bit colder (around 26°C), approx. in July – Aug/Sept, bigger fish tend to come closer to the reef. This usually gives us ideal conditions for diving.

On a day to day basis, our diving and choice of dive sites are very dependent on the winds and weather. Throughout the year, we have some bigger movements that affects the diving all over the island. Kazkazi, the winds from the north (around Oct-Dec), usually does not affect our diving in Kizimkazi, it is when the waters are the most quiet in Kizimkazi (and high chances of really good visibility). During Kusi, the winds from the south, we normally cannot do diving in Kizimkazi whereas the diving in Paje is still good.

Fish you can expect to see at all sites are varieties of wrasse, angelfish, lionfish, scorpion fish, nudibranches, sea cucumbers, snake eels, trumpet fish, moray eels, groupers and jackfish. In our gardens and walls outside the reef we also find bigger fish like reef sharks, turtles, napoleon fish and also dolphins.

Our dive offerings include single dive, dive packages, night diving and PADI training courses. We also offer very attractive dive packages for all our students after successful completion of the PADI Open Water Programme (Including Open Water Referrals).

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A few of our fabulous dive sites:
Minai Reef
The reef has plenty of different thing to see, including the soft and hard corals, the beautiful Angel fish, blue spotted Rays, the amazing Spanih dancer and more to with your eyes only.It is small wall with only three to five meter with a slope to about twelve to fifteen meter and smoothly continuing to slope down.


The White Reef

It's a beautiful small white reef at the ten to fifteen meter. At this site you ill find varities of different fishes.

Dolphin Dive
Excellent diving in the dolphin playground of Zanzibar. The type you will encounter are "bottlenose & humpback" dolphins. One day trip,minimum of 4 people.

Napoleon wall (25meters)
The wall is very famous for it's beautiful creatures - Dolphins. It's 18-25mtrs, there are many fishes to see while on dive.It's a very different experience all together.


Coral Garden

Is one of the most incredible and amazing dive sites, you will be surprised to see the amount of life there at only 12 mtrs.

Mnazi Mdogo (small palm)

It is very easy to spot the site by searching the small palm on the shore,the wall is 10-35 meter.Varities of groupers can be found here and occassionaly green turtles at a very occassional times.The current flows through the site, so the dive can get drifty and if lucky can spot the Black tip tiger.

Grouper Wall

The depth of the wall is around 10-36mtr, to the sandy bottom where you are more likely to find large groupers and large/mall fishes. The site has plenty of fish.


The Wreck

The wreck (only the skeleton & anchor is left) has been in the water for over 400 years, allowing for some significant coral growth and also becoming home for some thousands of fish such as 'grunt, snappers and groupers'. Several sponge and corals are already growing on the surface of this wreck. It is 32 to 40 mtr in depths.

Some of the Dive Sites from our sister base Buccaneer

Dive boats in the South East region of Zanzibar access the outside reef sites through gaps in the barrier reef called ‘Mlangoes’ (Swahili for door). The mlango we usually use to get outside the reef is located by the lagoon, about 10 minutes fast boat drive from our dive base. The sites as listed below are located 5-20 minutes from the mlango and are all generally run as drift dives.

Fish life outside the reef includes: napoleon fish, groupers, morays, lobsters and jack fish. Sometimes we also have dolphins, turtles and kingfish and in season we can often observe humpback whales. The currents outside will take us north or south so usually you can enjoy a leisurely dive over the gardens and alongside the walls.

Cement Wall
Depth: 12 - 35 metres
Site named after a ship that in the 1930`s lost it’s cargo of cement, here we still find 3 enormous anchors during the dives, one of which is set in front of a small cave in addition to spectacular colors and rich marine life. Either we dive across the garden or alongside the wall, making it suited for all levels of certification.

Sau Inn Garden
Depth: 6 - 20 metres
A stunningly beautiful garden of assorted corals with amazing colors and a plentitude of fish. A great second dive of the day as much of it is conducted at a depth of less than 10 Metres. Keep your eye out for leaf fish and the occasional ribbon eel.

The Big Cave
Depth: 12 - 25 metres
A cave at 25 m where you in addition to the species mentioned previously, are more likely to find large moray, groupers and large lobsters. The site has very beautiful coral with plenty of fish. We drop by the wall that leads us to the cave and finish the dive in a coral garden.

Barracuda Point
Depth: 10 - 25 metres
The dive starts with a drop onto a bed and follows it’s slope to about 20 m. It is a vast coral garden with mounds and overhangs that shelter a variety of shellfish and some of our more shy reef fish.

Powoni North, Powoni Hill, Powoni South
Depth: 12 - 30 metres
Three divesites within 20 minutes of our base with particular magnificent table corals, normally crowded –among other species – by sweet lips and unicornfish, keep on throwing an eye in the blue for occasional pelagics.

Powoni cave
Depth: 15 - 30 metres
This sites characteristic is a gentle slope full of corals with a stunning overhang, among other species a lot of moray eels can be found here.

Giant grouper wall
Depth: 12 - 28 metres
As the name said this is a wall dive, during which we can see a lot of groupers, in particular, potato groupers and with some luck we will spot some pelagic in the blue.

Woo north and south
Depth: 12 - 30 metres
Spectacular soft and hard corals landscape with a lot of microlife, stunning colours . this site is a must for underwater photographers.

This is at the mouth of the mlango (Swahili for door) wonderfull coral and with luck bigger fish (sometimes here we see white and black tip reef sharks)

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