DIVING – FULL IMMERSION
Deep Blue Special Offer
(minimum 2 people)
Package deals for certified divers:
- 8 dives (4 days)
Basic Offer: HALF BOARD
Surcharge: USD 490 PP
(instead of USD 595 PP – SAVE USD 105 PP)
Children up to 2 years: NO charge
Children between the ages of 3 and 12: NO charge
Children between the ages of 13 and 17: charged as adults
- Tropical fruit snacks and water are served in the surface interval between dives.
- Price includes ticket to enter the Menai Bay Conservation Area.
- Equipment rental is free if dives are booked in advance.
Staff will choose the dive sites each day.
The weather and tide conditions, as well as the experience of the divers, will be taken into consideration.
➤ ABOUT DIVING IN THE MENAI BAY CONSERVATION AREA:
Menai Bay is not among the mainstream diving locations in the world.
It is located on the South Western tip of the Island of Unguja, Zanzibar.
This is a large area of volcanic islands, sand banks, and coral reefs.
In the shallow seas surrounding these islands, there is a large variety of corals and some of the most beautiful tropical fish and marine life are found in these waters.
Seasonally Humpback Whales pass through the conservation area for about 3 months.
Menai Bay is also the home of humpback and Bottlenose Dolphins.
Giant clams are also abundant in the region.
➤ ➤ ➤ DESCRIPTION OF FEW OF OUR DIVE SITES.
➤ ANEMONA CITY
- Level: Beginner
- Depth: 4-17 meters
- Only a 10-minute boat ride from Kizimkazi.
- The boat anchors near a plateau about 4-5 meters deep.
Swimming over the plateau, we can already see many corals, small and large with abundant underwater life.
We soon reach a slope where we go from 7 meters to the maximum of 15-17 meters. Swimming along the slope, we can see beautiful coral gardens, huge blocks of anemone and clownfish.
We can also see pufferfish, boxfish, emperor fish, nudibranchs, surgeonfish, trumpetfish.
The current is usually low here, with a visibility of 20 meters, suitable for beginners and up.
➤ KIZIDI REEF
- Level: Beginner
- Depth: 10 meters
- About 10 minutes from Kizimkazi
- Kizidi reef is a 100– meters long underwater reef
There are several dive spots along this reef.
Colorful corals cover the walls and the bottom.
We can see pufferfish, boxfish, emperor fish, nudibranchs, surgeonfish, trumpetfish, turtles, and moray.
This site is great for beginner level divers and up.
The current is low, 20 meters visibility.
➤ DOLPHIN WALL
- Level: Intermediate
- Depth: 6-25 meters
- 20-25 minutes boat ride from Kizimkazi,
- this site is located in the Southeast part of the island.
The boat anchors near a plateau where the ocean is 6-8 meters deep from where we swim down a steep slope with colorful corals, maximum depth 20-25 meters.
Beside smaller fish, here we can also see larger fish like barracudas and reef shark.
True to its name, at the site or along the boat ride, we can usually see bottlenose dolphins. The current is low to medium with a visibility of 25-30 meters.
Suitable for intermediate level divers and up.
➤ OCTOPUS REEF
- Level: Intermediate-advanced
- Depth: 12-40 meters
- This underwater reef is a 15-minute boat ride from Kizimkazi
This reef got its name from the octopus who lives in the area, hiding in the corals.
The top of the reef is at 12-15 meters.
The reef is a steep wall that finishes at 35-40 meters.
Swimming alongside the colorful wall we can see blue spotted rays, barracudas and sometimes dolphins.
There is a medium current, the water is always in movement, it is an ideal for a drift dive.
The visibility is 25-30 meters.
Suitable for advanced divers.