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One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center

Address: Matemwe Beach Village, Bluebay Resort & Spa, | Sultan Sands, Stone Town, Neptune Pwani Hotel and Melia Hotel, Tanzania
Phone Number: +255 24 223 8374
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Ranked #19 of 72 Activities in Zanzibar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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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.
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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I was in Zanzibar for my brothers wedding and managed to squeeze in 6 dives with One Ocean during my stay. From the booking (Sylvia was perticularly helpful throughout),induction, boat trip, dives and return to hotels everything was dealt with in a professional and friendly manner. I managed to see a turtle, scorpion fish, stone fish, frog fish, lots of... More

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Jansenville, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

While visiting Zanzibar I also did some diving, since this is my favorite hobby. With help of my hotel I booked diving with One Ocean Matemwe and I was really happy with the choice. Managers Julie and Sebastian were really friendly and professional as were also others. On the way to the dive site they made the briefing and also... More

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Kongens Lyngby, Copenhagen, Denmark
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Had a very easy time arranging a pool-refresh course and a following divetrip in very short time and a a good price. I was taken out on my own to 2 good diving spots and enjoyed both trip, dives, lunch on the deck and good company by the staff. Thanks for a great experience.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We did a snorkelling session with One Ocean and had a great time. The guides were knowledgeable and most importantly fun. They pointed out everything from stone fish and lion fish that were impossible to spot to whole brightly coloured shoals of moorish idols that weren't. We were on a mixed boat with half divers half snorklers with 2 captains... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We did four dives over two days with One Ocean on Matemwe Beach and were very happy with the service. From booking in the day before to paying our final bill we had a great time. The staff are very firendly and helpful, we dived with the same person both days with no more than one other person and were... More

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Muscat, Oman
11 reviews 11 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We came from a week's diving in Pemba and only had one day to dive in Zanzibar. We wanted to go to Mnemba atoll which is supposed to have some of the best dive sites in Zanzibar. We stayed in Matemwe and went "diving" with the One Ocean centre there. It was the worse diving in our lives. First they... More

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

One Ocean welcomes reviews on TripAdvisor, recognizing that it’s a useful and healthy forum for travellers to share their travel experiences and opinions. Indeed we all use it when we research our own holidays. However, in order for it to be useful it needs to be factual and correct. Our boats cannot accommodate 25 divers. You can clearly see images... More

Zurich, Switzerland
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We've been diving with One Ocean at Matemwe Beach Village, and had 3 days of fun and of great submarine landscape :) the 2 owners/ instructors there are French, so if you are French-speaking we would even more recommend to dive with this Center. They have a great team, very professional and taking care of everyone. We've done very various... More

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St Martin d'Uriage, Rhone-Alpes, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My 3 adolescents followed the PADI OWD course over three days, while I dived off the same boat. I was impressed by the quality and thoroughness of the training session and the instructor, Boko. He managed to get the messages across while making it all fun and minimising stress. The dives south of Mnemba atoll were rich in sensations (strongish... More

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Cape Town
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220 reviews 220 reviews
149 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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