• Includes & Excludes
  • Itinerary
  • Diving Highlights
Includes:
  • 7 Nights’ accommodation at Smiles Resort in Deluxe Double Room
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Scheduled Airport Transfers
  • 8 Dives
  • Tank & Weights
Excludes:
  • Flights
  • Personal travel, baggage and diving insurance
  • Any meals or drinks not specified
  • Additional Sightseeing not specified
Please note the following:
  • Prices are subject to change in the event of price increases, airfares, exchange rate fluctuations and availability.
  • The exact price can only be confirmed at the time of final invoicing and final payment due date. If you would like to secure your price to avoid any fluctuations we will provide you with a final invoice  (calculated at the exchange rate at time) and payment will need to me made in FULL within 24 hours of receipt of the invoice.
  • The tour package has been quoted on a sharing basis and an additional single supplement fee will be charged for singles
Where is Zanzibar?

Zanzibar, Swahili Unguja, is an island in the Indian Ocean, lying 35 km off the coast of east-central Africa. In 1964 Zanzibar, together with Pemba Island and some other smaller islands, joined with Tanganyika on the mainland to form the United Republic of Tanzania.

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrive Zanzibar

Fly direct from Johannesburg to Zanzibar Transfer from the airport to the hotel for check in. Relax and enjoy an evening at leisure

Day 2-7

Smiles Beach Hotel

Spend your days at leisure and enjoy 8 dives at East Coast Diving

Day 8

Depart Zanzibar

Enjoy breakfast at the resort and check out of your room Transfer to the airport for your flight home

Diving Highlights and Bucket List Dive Sites:

Leven Bank

With its spectacular underwater mountain landscape and abundant marine life, Leven Bank is regarded as one of the best dives in Zanzibar. Set in the open ocean with drops from 12 to 55 metres and strong currents, it is only for advanced divers.

Along with an amazing array of corals, some of the creatures you will encounter when diving Leven Bank include: whitetip reef sharks, dolphins, rays, rainbow runners, honeycomb moray eels, barracudas, tunas, bluefin trevallies, guitarfish, triggerfish, marbled electric rays, Napoleon wrasse, groupers, and nudibranchs.

Nankivell & Hunga Reef

Set side by side and with maximum depths of 12 and 16 metres, these two dive sites offer an awe-inspiring reef dive for novice divers. Huge bommies adorned with flamboyant coral formations create a magical underwater landscape that perfectly captures the colourful soul of the Indian Ocean.

Some of the marine animals you will encounter while diving these two sites include: reef sharks, dolphins, barracudas, snappers, silver sweetlips, Napoleon wrasse, groupers, parrotfish, surgeonfish, and lobsters.

Memba Island

Situated about 4.5 kilometres off the north-eastern coast of Unguja Island, Mnemba Island is a private island surrounded by magnificent coral reefs that are a marine reserve and home to some of the best diving spots in Africa.

Whether you are an experienced scuba diver, just starting out, or more of a snorkel and fins kind of person, Mnemba Island offers incredible underwater opportunities for everyone.

Visibility around Mnemba Island is usually fantastic with an average of 10 to 30 metres.

CHAKA TUNI

A long stretching coral formation at a depth of 20meter with many reef fish, sometimes a turtle and some great soft and hard corals. Ideal for beginners and coral fans.

NUNGWI CORAL GARDEN:

The extension of Chaka Tuni, beautiful coral and many of the reef fish of the Indian Ocean, very often green turtles

LEON WALL

A dive site for the more experienced diver at a depth up to 40m. Sometimes you can see Dolphins during your dive, very often Turtles.

SHANES REEF

At a maximum depth of 18 meters you can find the rare Mauritius- and weedy scorpionfish, leaf fish in all colours, sea horses and frog fish. A treasure hunting place for underwater photography.