Here you can enjoy miles of unspoilt white sand beaches and the
warm waters of the Indian Ocean from a handful of idyllic beach
retreats. Zanzibar is the largest and one of the better known
islands of the group known as the Spice Islands. It has endless
miles of white sand beaches, and despite the fact that more hotels
have started popping up over the last few years; it for the most
part remains unspoilt. Its added attraction is of course Stone
Town, with its old world charm still very much in tact - spend the
day getting lost in the windy cobbled streets, enjoying the street
markets and mixing with the locals.
Scuba diving in Zanzibar
There are dive sites dotted all around the island but the very
best diving opportunities lie off the northern most tip of
Zanzibar. Serious enthusiasts may like to note that during the
months of September/October Nungwi is visited by migrating humpback
and sperm whales which can exceed 14 metres in length - an
encounter with one of these giants is pretty special. December to
April is manta ray & whale shark season.
Geographically, Nungwi is the perfect spot to visit Mnemba Atoll
(an unforgettable one hour sail away), Leven Bank (seven miles off
shore) which rises 200 meters from the sea bed to a mere seven
metres from the surface and Pemba.
With water temperatures ranging from 25 and 29 degrees, and
visibility between 12 and 40 metres the Zanzibar archipelago is the
perfect 'all year round diving destination.