Kinasi Pass, Mafia Island Marine Park
Kinasi Pass is a wonderful choice for drift diving in Tanzania.
The site is a channel, which leads into Chloe Bay, south of Jina
Island. Divers start the drift in relatively shallow water at a
depth of around eight metres, before heading into the pass entrance
which is roughly 24 metres deep. The current sweeps divers into the
bay, along the Kinasi Wall, which houses potato bass, hump nose
big-eye bream and large groupers inside its caves and caverns.
Towards the end of the dive, divers drift over a lovely cabbage
coral garden, filled with darting reef fish and smaller
The Swiss Reef, Pemba Island
Swiss Reef is in fact three dive sites, all of which can be
visited in a single drift. The area's topography is dramatic, with
several seamounts running parallel to a sea wall. Usually, divers
drift from one mount to another, admiring the reef-encrusted rocks,
although this site is only recommended for experienced divers.
Turtle sightings are relatively common with the chance to spot
large pelagic species.
Njao Gap, Pemba Island
Njao Gap, just off Njao Island, is one of our favourite sites
for drift diving in Tanzania. Although the currents can be strong,
divers drift with the northbound current into the calm waters of
the lagoon. The site has vibrant coral slopes resting between five
and 18 metres, which drop off dramatically into the depths below.
Things to look out for are the beautiful swaying sea fans, green
and hawksbill turtles and huge Napoleon wrasse.
Two Stones, Zanzibar
Stones is one of our top picks for beginner drift diving in
Tanzania. The site is named after two underwater mountains which
channel the water through, creating the perfect conditions for a
drift. Divers can spot a wide range of species in the area, from
blue-spotted stingrays to bearded scorpionfish. On lucky days there
are also huge schools of anchovies and jacks swimming in the
Tanzania is a
fantastic choice for a diving holiday, with some lovely islands
that are equally as stunning below the water. If you're considering
drift diving in Tanzania, our team of seasoned experts will be more
than happy to help you put together your dream itinerary.