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One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center

Matemwe Beach Village, Bluebay Resort & Spa, | Sultan Sands, Stone Town, Neptune Pwani Hotel and Melia Hotel, Tanzania
+255 24 223 8374
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Ranked #13 of 58 activities in Zanzibar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Ocean Paradise Resort, Bluebay Beach Resort, Melia Hotel, Neptune Pwani Hotel & Matemwe Beach Village located on the north east coast of Zanzibar are... more » Owner description: Ocean Paradise Resort, Bluebay Beach Resort, Melia Hotel, Neptune Pwani Hotel & Matemwe Beach Village located on the north east coast of Zanzibar are closest to Mnemba Atoll, with the best diving and snorkelling spot in Zanzibar! Come and discover the amazing underwater world and the bottlenose dolphins at the famous Mnemba Atoll in the Indian Ocean. We also have a dive centre in Stone Town on the west coast. We have very high safety and environmental standards. « less
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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Swam with the Fishes Stayed at the Azanzi which was absolutely fantastic. went on the Snorkeling to Mnemba Atoll which was absolutely great. the boat trip was 20 minutes from where we stayed. Would highly recommend this activity.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Highly recommend for diving! Great instructors, small dive groups, and mnemba atoll has some nice drift dives and good variety.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This review is based on our snorkelling experience. For us, the snorkelling was very average. Our snorkel guide was always touching the coral and fish. I always thought that you should avoid touching coral at all costs. We just floated around hardly exploring the reef. I was more interested in the coral but the guide wanted to show us as... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It was totally unexpected, because we went for a snorkeling trip, but we spotted some dolphins, so the guide just told us to jump off the boat and we were able to swim very close to the dolphins. It was great! Otherwise the waters around Mpemba island are just great for snorkeling. So many different kinds of fishes.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Excellent for those who don't dive frequently: friendly staff brief you properly, set up your equipment and are happy to answer any questions. This means you can relax and enjoy your dives. I would highly recommend OneOcean especially for learning or a refresher course

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Great trip and staff. Our snorkel guide "Save/Safe" was a rockstar. Andrea even went out of his way to make sure our whole group could dive/snorkel and finish their Padi on the same day. Would definitely recommend.

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Kisumu, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Wanted to love the experience. Staff were very responsive by email and in person to provide information. They were very accommodating to provide a quick refresher since I hadn't dived in 1.5 years. As this was my first night dive, they were very thorough in all checks and ensured that I was always in the company of well trained staff.... More

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OneOcean, Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear Jmark55, We are sorry that you were not entirely happy with your diving here at One Ocean. We were not aware of your displeasure once the dive had ended, and would gladly have offered a special offer for additional diving (or partial refund) had you highlighted how unhappy you were. Tripadvisor notes that you are based in Kenya –... More

Ravne na Koroskem, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I made my PADI certificate with One Ocean Matemwe Beach Village and I can only say that they were excellent. Both managers Julie and Sebastian are very friendly and professional. Also my dive instructor Boco was excellent, he took time to explain everything and was very patient. Diving was great, I went diving with them couple of times and it... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Wonderful diving off Stone Town, on lovely dhows with delicious lunch. All the staff, crew and instructors were so friendly and helpful. Made me feel completely comfortable and safe in the water despite not having dived for two years. Small groups (low season) just 1 or 2 other divers (including instructor!) meant close attention, personal guidance and more freedom to... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My family joined me in my diving adventure by doing some snorkelling as well. It was easy to book. I needed a refresher course which was simple and easy to do at the Dive Centre. The next day, we were picked up and taken to the set off point, and as we were boating, we hit the reef and the... More

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