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Trips

With One Ocean you can explore the beauty of two different sides of the underwater world in Zanzibar. The stunning reefs around Stone Town as well as the famous 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 east and west,

the prices are the same for all dive centres!

 

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.

Mnemba

We visit Mnemba Atoll from our Kiwengwa and Matemwe dive centres.

We provide free transfers from all the hotels between Chwaka Bay and the Northern area of Matemwe.

If you are staying in different places on the island (Nungwi, Paje, Jambiani, Michamvi, Kizimkazi, Stone Town, Mangapwani, Chuini), you can still dive with us. For most of these areas we can help you to arrange a taxi.

Meeting time is in the morning (between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.) and we are back after 5-6 hours (between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.), depending on the tide and sea conditions.

Matemwe

One Ocean Matemwe, our largest dive centre, is ideally located on the main Matemwe beach within easy walking distance from Sunshine, Zanzibar Retreat, Villa Kiva, Zanzibar Pearl, Kena Beach and Zanzibar Queen. For hotels located further away we provide a complimentary transfer service.

Scuba Diving and snorkelling with One Ocean gives you the chance to see and chat with our local crew about another part of Zanzibar life - off the beaten path away from the mainstream tourist routes.

Because of the tide we usually gently cruise one way on our traditional dhows and travel one way by bus - for about 30 minutes on an unpaved road through the Muyuni village.

Booking offices

One Ocean Matemwe has booking offices in the following hotels:

Kiwengwa

One Ocean Kiwengwa’s centre is located in Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa, right next to Sultan Sands Island Resort.
From there, we are taking our speed boat to go to Mnemba. Most of the trip is done outside the reef on the open ocean. The boat ride can be bumpy and wet and will take about 45 minutes, depending on the sea conditions.

Booking offices

One Ocean Kiwengwa has booking offices in the following hotels:

  • Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa
  • Paradise Beach Resort
  • 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

    Manta

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

    STOREY

    Boat Type: Tender
    Capacity: 9 passengers

    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 trips and night dives!

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

     

    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 Ocean 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 divesMeeting 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.

     

    Boats

    Henya

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

    Sunny

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

    Other

    Sunset Cruise in Stone Town

    The best way to watch the wonderful African sun setting over the Indian Ocean is from a traditional Zanzibari dhow boat sipping your favorite drink, surrounded only by the sound of the waves with the wind blowing in the sail.
    We meet at 5:30 p.m. at our Stone Town dive centre and we are back around 7:00 p.m.

    The price includes drinks (wine, beer, non-alcoholic drinks, water) and snacks (nuts, local food)*.
    *Special arrangements can be taken for couples, groups or special events

    Prison Island and Snorkelling at Bawe - US$ 35

    This trip is organised in the afternoon, we meet at 2:00 p.m. at the dive centre in Stone Town and the boat departs at 2:30 p.m.: With a 20 minutes boat ride we first go to the colourful reef of Bawe Island for a single snorkelling session (around 40 minutes), with another short transfer by boat we then go to Prison Island. A good full hour is dedicated to the visit of the island which is home for beautiful birds like peacocks and the enormous giant tortoises – some of which are over 100 years old. At Prison Island you’ll also find beautiful scenery for pictures. We will be back at the dive centre at 5:30 p.m.
    Our minimum group size is 2 people.
    Price includes snorkelling gear (fins, mask, snorkel and wetsuit), snorkel guide, Prison Island ticket, drinking water and fresh seasonal fruit.