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and snorkeling
with PADI dive centre,
SCUBAFISH Zanzibar!

SCUBAFISH Zanzibar is a PADI dive centre located in Matemwe. This is the north-east of Zanzibar close to famous Mnemba Atoll that measures around 15 square kilometers. This conservation area is a magnet for divers and snorkelers who enjoy swimming in the turquoise waters which is famous for its healthy fish life. Here you can find the playful bottlenose dolphins, turtles, Spanish dancers, giant groupers, sharks, barracudas and other impressive marine life.

Mnemba atoll is suitable for divers of all levels from novice to experienced divers. Join us for an ultimate snorkeling trip and get the chance to swim with the bottlenose dolphins (80% chance).
SCUBAFISH Zanzibar offers all PADI courses from Discover Scuba Diving up to Dive Master. We pride ourselves on our personal service. All our dive instructors and dive masters are highly qualified professionals and to dive with them is not only a great but also a "fun" experience! We guarantee small groups and a very relaxing atmosphere to learn in.

Customer safety is our number one concern and at SCUBAFISH Zanzibar all our equipment is in top condition. We have a qualified SCUBAPRO technician who checks and services our Scubapro regulators and equipment regularly. With SCUBAFISH Zanzibar you are assured of clean, pure air and we are proud to let you know that we have a "pure air" certificate from BAUER Compressors. Discover Mnemba Atoll with SCUBAFISH Zanzibar and let us share our passion with you!


Yong Mi Janse/ instructor

Yong Mi (Dutch) is the managing director and owner of SCUBAFISH Zanzibar. After years of experience in Thailand, she moved to Zanzibar for an incredible diving experience. After successfully managing a dive centre in Zanzibar (Matemwe area) for 6 years she decided to open her own dive centre "SCUBAFISH Zanzibar". Mnemba Atoll has been her "living room" for the past 6 years and she is happy to show you every "little" and "big" fish at Mnemba Atoll!

Jesse/ instructor

Our South African instructor gem! He has been working in SA and for the last 4 years he has been living in Zanzibar. He already has many scuba certifications and is famous for his patience, his great love for people, professionalism, fun to dive with and much more…

Franky/ assistant instructor

He has been working with Yong Mi for many years… We think he is the only diving Masaai that exist! Franky's passion is DIVING, DIVING, DIVING.. Loves the fish (he is not eating fish, "FISH ARE FRIENDS AND NOT FOOD" is his motto) is energetic, fun and is always smiling. Learned how to dive at Mnemba 6 years ago and his favorite dive site is the Big Wall!

Ally/ dive master

After years of experience in Pemba, Ally moved to Zanzibar to get a different diving experience. Ally is solid, easy going, professional and we call him the dolphin.. It seems he is connected with the dolphins as he sees them so often! Dive with Ally and you are guaranteed to see some good stuff!!

Suleiman/ dive master

This little fish from Mafia Island is our newest Dive master. After years of being a perfect snorkeling guide being passionate, professional and patient with snorkelers we decided he was ready for his Dive Master course. We trained him extensively and he now takes divers underwater confidently! He loves to show people the special fish at Mnemba and he entertains the divers with his stories about his beloved Mafia Island.

Kombo/ snorkeling guide

If you want the ultimate snorkeling trip, come and snorkel with Kombo! He will show you the best fish at Mnemba. He can hold his breath for minutes and is always looking for the best stuff underwater. The bottlenose dolphin is his favorite marine animal and he can play with them forever.




SNORKELING & DIVING

(All dive packages are based on double dives and per person)

  • Snorkeling $ 45.00
  • Single Dive plus snorkeling $ 85.00
  • Refresher in the pool $ 25.00
  • Double Dive (in 1 day) $ 110.00
  • Four Dive Package (in 2 days) $ 210.00
  • Six Dive Package (in 3 days) $ 305.00
  • Eight Dive Package (in 4 days) $ 395.00
  • Ten Dive Package (in 5 days) $ 480.00
  • Equipment rental per day $15.00

DIVING COURSES

  • Discover Scuba including Pool Session and One Dive at Mnemba (second dive extra $ 50.00) $ 150.00
  • PADI Scuba Diver Course (Theory, Pool Session & 2 O/W Dives) $ 400.00
  • PADI Open Water Referral (4 Open Water Dives & Certification) $ 355.00
  • PADI Open Water Course (Theory, Pool Session & 4 O/W Dives) $ 500.00
  • PADI Open Water Course with E-Learning (Pool Session & 4 O/W Dives) $ 370.00
  • Advanced Open Water Course (5 Open Water Dives) $ 470.00
  • Rescue Diver & EFR $ 550.00
  • Dive Master (excl. books) On Request
  • Camera Hire, incl. CD $30.00

CREDIT CARDS (Visa, MasterCard, Am Ex) accepted.
PRICES INCLUDE Mnemba Atoll Conservation Fee, Course Manuals, and certification.
Zanzibar snacks/ fruits and bottled water are provided on the boat. - Price list subject to change without notice.
TEL +255 (0)779 111888 or +255(0)772 730368
Email: info@scubafishzanzibar.com | www.scubafishzanzibar.com
Shuttle bus available from Stone Town to Matemwe $15,- p/p for one way.

Discover Scuba Diving / 1.5 days/ max. 12m

Have you ever wondered what it's like to breath underwater? If you want to find out but aren't quite ready to take the plunge onto a certification course, then the Discover Scuba Diving course will be the underwater experience for you!

Have you ever wondered what it's like to breath underwater? If you want to find out but aren't quite ready to take the plunge onto a certification course, then the Discover Scuba Diving course will be the underwater experience for you!

This is a great way for non-divers to experience diving for the first time! Under direct supervision of a dive instructor you will get the theory instructions and a pool session teaching you the minimal skills on the first day. The next day you will join us on the boat for 1 dive to discover the beautiful underwater world of Mnemba.

Price: $150,-

Includes all learning material, dive equipment, drinking water and refreshments on the boat.

Min. Age is 10 years old

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Scuba Diver Course/ 2 days/ max. 12m

Become a diver and get your Scuba Diver Course! If you have limited time and you still want to learn to dive, this course will be great for you! This course will take only 2 days and you are accompanied by a PADI instructor. After your certification you are allowed to dive at maximum 12 metres with a Dive Master or instructor all around the world.

Become a diver and get your Scuba Diver Course! If you have limited time and you still want to learn to dive, this course will be great for you! This course will take only 2 days and you are accompanied by a PADI instructor. After your certification you are allowed to dive at maximum 12 metres with a Dive Master or instructor all around the world.

First day: Theory (chapter 1, 2 and 3) and pool session (confined 1, 2 and 3)

Second day: 2 open water dives at Mnemba Atoll, maximum 12 metres depth

Price: $400,-

Includes all learning material, dive equipment, logbook and certification, drinking water and refreshments on the boat.

Min. Age is 10 years old

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Open Water Diver Course/ 3-4 days/ max. 18m

This exciting 4 day course is the most popular entry level dive course in the world! With a PADI instructor you will work through the PADI book, video's and knowledge reviews. You will be doing the confined water dives in the swimming pool to learn all the basic skills in a safe and comfortable way. The last 2 days you will do four open water dives to put in practise all you have learned.

This exciting 4 day course is the most popular entry level dive course in the world! With a PADI instructor you will work through the PADI book, video's and knowledge reviews. You will be doing the confined water dives in the swimming pool to learn all the basic skills in a safe and comfortable way. The last 2 days you will do four open water dives to put in practise all you have learned.

After completion of the course you will receive your certification and you are allowed to dive to maximum 18 metres.

Price: $500,-

Includes all learning material, dive equipment, logbook and certification, drinking water and refreshments on the boat.

Min. Age is 10 years old

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E-learning Open Water Course/2.5-3 days/ max. 18m

You don't want to wait starting your open water course or 4 days is too long! Come and do your PADI Open Water Course E-learning.

You don't want to wait starting your open water course or 4 days is too long! Come and do your PADI Open Water Course E-learning.

On the PADI website (www.padi.com) you will find information about e-learning. You will find all the presentations, videos, audio, short quizzes and exam online. You can go through the program efficiently and at your own pace.

Once you are in Zanzibar you will finish the course with the pool session and the four open water dives. After completion of the course you will receive your certification and you are allowed to dive to maximum 18 metres.

Price: $370,-

Includes all learning material, dive equipment, logbook and certification, drinking water and refreshments on the boat.

Min. Age is 10 years old

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Advanced Open Water Diver/2-3 days/ max. 30m

The Advanced Open Water Course allows you to try 5 new and different underwater experiences with a PADI dive Instructor. Try a deep dive at Small Wall of Mnemba, see the white tip sharks, or do the navigation at Wattabomi or do your photography course and take your underwater memories home.

The Advanced Open Water Course allows you to try 5 new and different underwater experiences with a PADI dive Instructor. Try a deep dive at Small Wall of Mnemba, see the white tip sharks, or do the navigation at Wattabomi or do your photography course and take your underwater memories home.

Your instructors will advice you on all the different possibilities for your Advanced Open Water Course. Once completed the Advanced Open Water certification will allow you to dive to 30 meters

Price: $470,-

Includes all learning material, dive equipment, logbook and certification, drinking water and refreshments on the boat.

Min. Age is 12 years old

Need to be an Open Water Diver prior to start with the Advanced Open Water Course

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PADI Emergency First Responder & Rescue Diver Course/2-3 days

The Emergency First responder course takes 1 day and you will be taught how to deal with a variety of emergency scenarios including shock, stress, choking, hypothermia, bleeding and CPR. This course is designed to prepare you to take action when others may need your help.

The Emergency First responder course takes 1 day and you will be taught how to deal with a variety of emergency scenarios including shock, stress, choking, hypothermia, bleeding and CPR. This course is designed to prepare you to take action when others may need your help.

This course is for everyone, whether you are a diver or not!

The PADI Rescue Diver develops your knowledge and skills so you effectively perform diver assistance and rescues, manage diving accidents and perform the first aid. Building upon what you've already learned in your Advanced Open Water Course, this course expands on how to prevent problems and how to manage them if they occur.

Price: $550,-

Includes all learning material, dive equipment, logbook and certification, drinking water and refreshments on the boat.

EFR course: no prerequisites

Rescue Diver: Min. Age is 12 years old and be certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver

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PADI Specialties/ 1-2 day

What can I choose?

  • UW Photography
  • Deep diver (max. 40m)
  • Peak performance buoyancy
  • Navigation

Specialties are on request.

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PADI Dive Master Course

On request


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The boats from SCUBAFISH !

Alice - A 8 meter inflatable boat with twin 90 Hp Optimax motors. This boat will take a group of 8 divers or 10 snorkelers only in 10 minutes to Mnemba Atoll. The “Alice’ is perfect to reach the most remote places of Mnemba Atoll.

Caroline -A wooden dhow boat that is 14m long and powered by twin 90HP Mercury Optimax. Carrying capacity is max. 16 people. This spacious beautiful handmade dhow boat will bring the divers and snorkelers in 30 minutes to Mnemba Atoll. Enjoy the boat trip and feel the Zanzibar breeze.

Safina - Tender of 8 meter powered by a 40HP Mercury engine, always accompanied with the “Caroline” to pick up divers & snorkelers.

We dive and snorkel daily at famous Mnemba Atoll. The boats are equipped with life-jackets, radio, mobile phone, first aid kit and oxygen. All trips are incl. snorkelling guide and/ or divemaster, snacks/ fruits, drinking water and conservation fee.

Bubblemaker

PADI Bubblemaker with SCUBAFISH KIDS! 

“SCUBAFISH Bubblemaker" is a great way to introduce children to the exciting underwater world, with PADI programs starting from as young as eight years old.

 SCUBAFISH Zanzibar has a team of experienced, multilingual PADI professionals, dedicated to teach ”PADI’s programs for kids” to children, in a safe environment.

We have the knowledge, expertise and facilities to ensure your little ones have an experience to remember.

Get the whole family involved and give your kids the chance to discover the joys of blowing bubbles underwater!
 

Find us

How can you find SCUBAFISH Zanzibar?

We are situated at Azanzi Beach Hotel (www.azanzibeachhotel.com) and Matemwe Lodge & Retreat (www.asiliaafrica.com) in Matemwe.

Matemwe is on the north/east of Zanzibar and famous for his incredible white beaches, unspoiled village life and small guesthouses and lodges. We are the closest to Mnemba Atoll that is famous for his pristine diving and snorkeling.

If you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere, friendly people, amazing sunrises and see the dhow boats passing by then stay in Matemwe for an unforgettable holiday.

Getting to Zanzibar...

Many airlines now fly direct into Zanzibar or Dar Es Salaam. From Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar is a short flight (20 minutes) or by sea (1.5-3 hour) ferry trip to Zanzibar.

If you need any advice feel free to contact us!
 

Snorkel tour

Come and snorkel with SCUBAFISH Zanzibar at Mnemba Atoll!

Join us for an ultimate snorkel experience at Mnemba Atoll! Swim in the turquoise waters and be surrounded by all the tropical fish from the Indian Ocean. We visit two different snorkel places at Mnemba Atoll. An experienced snorkeling guide will be showing you all the interesting “fish” and you will get the chance to swim with the bottlenose dolphins! (80% chance)

This is a once in a life time experience! The bottlenose dolphins are residents at Mnemba and we see them almost daily in the ocean. We respect the underwater world and the bottlenose dolphins as we have a strict “no touching” and “no chasing” policy!

Included in this trip:

♥ All snorkel equipment (incl. wetsuit)
♥ Experienced snorkel guide
♥ Drinking water
♥ Zanzibar snacks
♥ Fruits
♥ Life jackets

Scuba Tune Up

Refresher, Scuba Tune-up/ max. 1 hour

Has it been a while since you’ve been diving? Do you feel your scuba diving skills are a little bit rusty?
The Scuba Tune-up is just the refresher you need! We will review your scuba knowledge, following which you will practice with a PADI professional your underwater skills in the swimming pool. We recommend doing the Scuba Tune-up if you haven’t been diving for a year or longer!

Price $25,-

Underwater world

Did you know ?

Mnemba Atoll measures around 15 square kilometers and is a conservation area. The underwater world is very diverse and each side of the atoll looks different underwater. Mnemba is since 2007 a conservation area ( MIMCA) and in the price is incl. the $3,- conservation fee.

We are operational 11 month a year. We close in May due raining season.

The water temperature:

 July-September :    25-26°C | 77-78.8°F

October-December :    26-27°C | 78.8-80.6°F

January-February :    27-28°C | 80.6-82.4°F

March-April :    28-30°C | 82.4-86°F

The visibility ranges from 15 to 40 meters with an average of 20+.

Whale season is July, August & September! Get the chance to see the Humpback Whales and Whalesharks.
We are using 10-12 and 15l steel tanks
(for the 15L additional $5,-).

Contact us for more information: info@scubafishzanzibar.com
 

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Wattabomi

Depth: 8-25m
Currents: mild
Excellent dive site
for photography.

Depth: 8-25m
Currents: mild
Excellent dive site
for photography.

This is a great reef for all experience levels; it starts at a depth of 7 metres at Moray Eel City, where you can find plenty of lionfish, scorpion fish, different moray eels, leaf fish, nudibranch and the giant stone fish that are resting there. This site has a gentle slope, which helps divers decide which depth suits their experience. Wattabomi is a puzzle of coral blocks, which are full of marine life. All year round this is the playground of the Bottlenose dolphins. Don't be surprised to see them passing by underwater. This is an excellent photogenic dive site both above and below the water.

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Aquarium

Depth: 12-30m
Currents: mild to strong
Great site for novice and
experienced divers.

Depth: 12-30m
Currents: mild to strong
Great site for novice and
experienced divers.

This is a "must" do dive at Mnemba Atoll. There is usually a slight current at this site. Here you find the hard lettuce corals on top of each other with hundreds of small fishes hovering above. The Green turtles are resting in between the corals, scratching their back or simply doing a nap. Schools of snappers and goatfish are passing by. The giant marbled groupers getting cleaned by the cleaner fishes. For this dive site don't only look down! Look up and see the bleu fin trevallies hunting the schools of fusiliers.

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Kichwani

Depth: 5-35m
Current: mild to strong
Perfect site for snorkelers,
novice and experienced divers.

Depth: 5-35m
Current: mild to strong
Perfect site for snorkelers,
novice and experienced divers.

A gentle sloping wall covered in hard and soft corals. The reef starts at 4 metres and drops down to 35 metres. This site is also excellent for snorkelling. Kichwani is home to many schools of reef fish, such as goatfish, snappers and mackerel. The diver with a sharp eye will find frog fish, leaf fish, scorpion fish, moray eels, crocodile fish and the torpedo ray. Keep an eye on the deep water, where big Napoleon wrasse, bleu fin trevallies or white tip sharks can come closer to the reef.

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Sand Banks

Depth: 6-30m
Current: mild to strong
Colourful dive site with amazing macro life.

Depth: 6-30m
Current: mild to strong
Colourful dive site with amazing macro life.

Drift into schools of fish, look above, below and all around and be surrounded by fish. The corals and soft corals are colourful and in the small caves you will find plenty of surprises! For lovers of bleu spotted stingrays, Giant Spanish dancers, blue ribbon eels and nudibranch, this is heaven. End your dive in a school of batfish, this is the perfect dive site.

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Groupers Rock

Depth: 12-30m
Current: mild to strong
Nice drift dive with good chance to see bigger fish.

Depth: 12-30m
Current: mild to strong
Nice drift dive with good chance to see bigger fish.

Beautiful drift dive with big rock formations full of small fish, moray eels and cleaner shrimps. In the sandy part you will find Kuhls Rays (Torpedo rays) hiding themselves under the sand and when you pass by they will fly away. This is the place where you can find a couple of White tip reef sharks, Green Turtles, Groupers and friendly Napoleons passing by. At the end of this dive site you will find small rocks with corals full of Lion fish, the rare Sea grass ghost pipefish, Spanish dancers, Scorpion fish and the venomous Stone fish.

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Coral Garden

Depth: 6-25m
Current: mild
An easy drift dive.

Depth: 6-25m
Current: mild
An easy drift dive.

This is a colourful reef on the south-east of Mnemba Atoll. Coral garden is very good as a second dive with a lot of fish, soft corals and colourful sponges.

Schools of snappers and butterfly fish will pass by, groups of Blue fin trevallies come to the shallow reef for hunting and occasionally there will be a Napoleon cruising around. Divers with a keen eye will find the Indian walkman, Blue ribbon eels, Spanish dancers, Frogfishes, False stonefish and different kind of Puffer fishes.

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Jackfish Spot

Depth: 12-40m
Current: strong
Graceful wall / drift dive.

Depth: 12-40m
Current: strong
Graceful wall / drift dive.

This is one of the most amazing dive sites on the east site of Mnemba Atoll.

The wall is starting at 12 mesters and drops down to a maximum of 50 meters. At the wall you will find big caves full of huge ornate spiny lobsters, snappers, groupers and soft corals.

Already spotted in this area are mobulas, eagle rays, huge Napoleons, clouds of Batfish, Barracuda's, Reef sharks, big balls of Jackfish, Schools of Rainbow runners and Blotched Stingrays swimming at the bottom. (This dive site is only possible if we have good weather conditions)

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Westbank

Depth: 15-30m
Current: mild to strong
Dive site for experienced divers.

Depth: 15-30m
Current: mild to strong
Dive site for experienced divers.

This beautiful dive site is situated on the west side of Mnemba where you will dive the channel between Zanzibar and Mnemba Atoll.

Here you will find huge (15 meters in height) hard coral formations with lots of fish and soft corals. Looking at the channel side you can find some Reef Sharks, schools of Spade fish, Rainbow runners and different kind of Stingrays. (This dive site is only possible if we have good weather conditions)

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The Big Wall

Depth: 12-40m
Current: from nothing to very strong
Not for the faint hearted.

Depth: 12-40m
Current: from nothing to very strong
Not for the faint hearted.

You will do a free descend down to 30-35 meters drifting along a vertical wall. The maximum depth of this wall is 60-70 metres. During this wonderful drift dive you will see schools of barracudas, Rainbow runners, Tuna, school of batfish, hundreds of unicorn fish, giant green turtles, Huge Napoleon wrasse, blotched stingrays and many more….. You will end the dive at the shallow part where you will find beautiful hard- and soft corals. (This dive site is only possible if we have good weather conditions)

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Samaki Wall

Depth: 12-40m
Current: strong
Divesite for experienced divers with deep dive speciality.

Depth: 12-40m
Current: strong
Divesite for experienced divers with deep dive speciality.

This new dive site on the east of Mnemba is a wonderful experience. At the bottom you will find a cave with giant groupers, blotched stingrays dancing on the bottom and schools and schools of fulisiers, unicorn fish, oceanic triggerfish passing by. Normally a drift dive to the north of the atoll. On the way back to the shallow part you will find Spanish dancers, honeycomb moray eels, scorpion fish, blue ribbon eels, Indian walkman, lion fish, stone fish and green turtles.

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SCUBAFISH Zanzibar
Matemwe, Zanzibar
P.O. Box 4187

+255 (0)772 730368

+255 (0)779 111888

E-mail: info@scubafishzanzibar.com
Website: www.scubafishzanzibar.com

Opening hours:
08.00-17.00