Dive Centres

One Ocean has 3 dive centres that are located in Stone Town, Matemwe and Kiwengwa. The branch in Stone Town visits the surrounding reefs for scuba diving and snorkelling, while the dive centres in Matemwe and Kiwengwa go to Mnemba Atoll.

Stone Town's dive sites are characterised by big beautiful coral gardens, it is also possible to do wreck dives and night dives.  Mnemba Atoll is the most popular dive site of Zanzibar where there is a great variety of marine life, including a resident pod of dolphins!

One Ocean boats take both scuba divers and snorkellers for 2 dives a day with a surface interval spent on the boat where a delicious snack made of seasonal fruit and traditional Swahili food can be enjoyed.

Dive packages can be combined between the 3 One Ocean branches, the prices are the same for all our dive centres!

One Ocean Kiwengwa

One Ocean Kiwengwa's main centre is located on the seafront of Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa and is easily accessible to the guests of Bluebay, Sultan Sands as well as walk-in guests!

This is the hub for all divers and snorkellers that stay in other hotels along the central east coast of Zanzibar from Chwaka Bay up to Pwani Mchangani.

From One Ocean Kiwengwa we go scuba diving and snorkelling every day at Mnemba Atoll.

 

One Ocean Kiwengwa's booking offices are located by the main pool of two of Zanzibar's most beautiful resorts :

Melia Zanzibar and Ocean Paradise Resort.

 

Our knowledgeable office clerks are close at hand to organise your scuba diving days, snorkelling trips and on site pool training for every PADI scuba diving course.

Boat Trips

Scuba diving and snorkelling from One Ocean Kiwengwa has the advantage of the break in the fringing reef which allows for a set meeting time of 8:00 a.m., with a return to base by 1:30 p.m. allowing the guests time for lunch at their hotel and an afternoon of leisure.

Boats

Manta

Boat Type: Speed boat
Capacity: 16 passengers (maximum 12 divers)

STOREY

Boat Type: Tender
Capacity: 9 passengers

One Ocean Matemwe

One Ocean Matemwe's main centre is situated within the chilled pool area of Matemwe Beach Village, a whale's tail greets you in a whimsical style.

From One Ocean Matemwe we go scuba diving and snorkelling every day at Mnemba Atoll.

 

One Ocean Matemwe's booking offices are located in two outstanding little places:

Villa Kiva Boutique Hotel and Waikiki Resort.

Our knowledgeable office clerks are close at hand to organise your scuba diving days, snorkelling trips and pool training for every PADI scuba diving course.

Boat Trips

Scuba Diving and snorkelling from One Ocean Matemwe gives you the chance to see another part of Zanzibar, off the beaten trail from the normal tourist route: because of the tide we usually go one way by boat and way by bus, for about 30 minutes on an unpaved road through the traditional Muyuni village.

Meeting time is early in the morning (between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.) and we are back early afternoon (between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.), depending on the tide.

Boats

M.V. Jessica

Boat Type: Traditional Dhow
Capacity: 16 passengers (maximum 12 divers)

M.V. Anne

Boat Type: Traditional Dhow
Capacity: 16 passengers (maximum 12 divers)

MAMA POPO

Boat Type: Tender
Capacity: 12 passengers

KELSEY

Boat Type: Tender
Capacity: 12 passengers

One Ocean Stone Town

One Ocean Stone Town's dive centre is located right in the heart of the historical part of Stone Town, only a few steps from the beach where we board the boat in both high and low tide for our morning, afternoon and night dives!

One Ocean Stone Town goes scuba diving and snorkelling every day at the surrounding reefs and wrecks.

 

If it's not scuba diving or snorkelling you are interested in or you just want to relax on the water, we offer sunset cruises on one of our traditional dhow boats. Beer, wine and snacks are served while you can enjoy the magnificent sunset over the Indian Ocean before sailing back to Stone Town.

 

Our knowledgeable office clerks are at hand to organise your sunset cruise, scuba diving days, snorkelling trips and pool training for every PADI scuba diving course.

 

At One Ocean Stone Town's dive centre you can also get the best advice on where to stay in Matemwe or Kiwengwa while scuba diving or snorkelling at Mnemba Atoll with one of the One Ocean branches on the east coast of Zanzibar.

Boat Trips

Scuba Diving and snorkelling from One Ocean Stone Town gives you the luxury to have a colourful reef almost only for yourself as we head to our selected reefs which are far away from the most crowded ones.

Morning Meeting time is at 9:00 a.m. and we are back early afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

Night dives - Meeting time is at 5:00 p.m., we go for a single dive and we are back by 8:00 p.m.  The price includes drinking water, a Divemaster, all scuba gear (soft and hard) and torch.

 

Sunset Cruise - Meeting time is at 5:30 p.m. and we are back by 8:00 p.m.  The price includes drinks and snacks (nuts).  Our minimum group size is 4 people.

 

Prison Island - US$35
The trip we organise to Prison Island is in the afternoon, and departs at 2:30 p.m. Our minimum group size is 4 people. Prison Island is situated on the west coast of Stone Town, and is the nearest of the islands – just 20 minutes by boat. The island is a home for beautiful birds like peacocks and the enormous giant tortoises – some of which are over 100 years old. The island is also an ideal place for sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling or relaxing on a white sandy beach.

Boats

Henya

Boat Type: Traditional Dhow
Capacity: 16 passengers (maximum 12 divers)

Sunny

Boat Type: Traditional Dhow
Capacity: 10 passengers (maximum 6 divers)