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One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center

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Address: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Phone Number: +255 777 414 332
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Come and discover the amazing underwater world and the bottlenose dolphins...

Come and discover the amazing underwater world and the bottlenose dolphins at the famous Mnemba Atoll in the Indian Ocean.

We are the only the dive operator in Zanzibar to have a dive centre in Stone Town on the west coast where we dive the reefs in front of Stone Town we can do wreck dive and night dive.

One Ocean is in house with the full dive operation and boat launching site at Bluebay Beach Resort in Kiwengwa and Matemwe Beach Village in Matemwe.

Inside Melia Zanzibar and Ocean Paradise Resort we do have booking offices and pool facilities!

Kiwengwa and Matemwe are located on the north east coast of Zanzibar close to Mnemba Atoll, with the best diving and snorkelling spot in Zanzibar!

Dive packages can be shared among our different location to give more variety to our divers.

We have very high safety and environmental standards.

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Nice Diving - Great set up

One Ocean is a well organised dive centre - they do everything for you. We dived with them at the Mnemba Atol - diving was not too bad. Lots of reef but lots of damage too. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One Ocean is a well organised dive centre - they do everything for you. We dived with them at the Mnemba Atol - diving was not too bad. Lots of reef but lots of damage too. A friend of mine dived the Atol 5 years ago and again on this trip and said it had changed for the worse. One... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I did two days of diving plus the refresher course at the center in stone town. It was totally brilliant. I was a bit nervous as it had been some time since my last dive, so the refresher couse was great to gain some confidence in the gear and reasonably priced also. I would definitely recommend it for anyone feeling... More 

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

Hi, thank you for you super review! Our dive operation in Stone Town is really great:being the only dive centre based in town we can enjoy a variety of dive sites located in an area with wonderful corals and lots of marine life all for ourselves! A fantastic management team, skilled Divemaster and dedicated crew makes of it the right... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I dove off Mnemba with these guys in late January 2016. The entire operation was run professionally from start to finish. The team is skilled at determining how much help you need and not giving any more or less than required. The Norwegian dive master was a bit on the arrogant side, but all of the Tanzanians were friendly, funny... More 

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

Dear JoeP, nice to find your lovely review! We are happy to see that you appreciated our professionalism and the crew attitude, when you deal every day with different people it can be tricky to understand until which point your help is appreciated but with you they did a great job and we will pass your compliments to them! We... More 

Durban, South Africa
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at this centre (in Matemwe Beach) are professional and friendly. This includes the boat crews and the equipment staff as well as the dive masters and management. Dealing with the bookings was relatively simple and equipment hire was done very efficiently. But the real fun started when we arrived for our dives - thanks to Boko and Amani,... More 

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

Dear KathyN575, big thanks for your review! When we read your review we all got a large smile on our faces that broke into a laugh on your comment on the spice tea,it is very popular indeed but we just loved the way how you said it! In One Ocean Matemwe we have a great management, skilful crew and very... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reading the review from Mel M from last week - we have to say that our snorkelling trip was likewise fantastic. We went with two divers on the trip and all had own guides. Rashid pointed us to fishes, Shells, corals and a squid which we would not have found ourselves. After the snorkelling on the boat he explained what... More 

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

Dear Antje_Traveling, thanks for your thrilling review! Our aim is to make every day unique and special for each of you! The only way to make it work every day is with sincere smiles,big enthusiasm and strong passion for what we do it. Rashid and One Ocean Stone Town Crew send their Ahsante sana (thanks) for your lovely review. We... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

(Prince) Harry was our DM - my two teenage kids first dive after qualification. patience and care with great dives. dive at Mnemba island - warm water, lots of sea life and enough reefs and cliffs to change scenery with every dive. Equipment was excellent.

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

Dear Christian T, thanks for sharing your experience. We are pleased to know that (Prince) Harry has charmed you all with his impeccable personality and professional skills. Mnemba Atoll is indeed a great dive location where carols and fish are abundant and colorful. Let's not wait too much before coming back to our little paradise for more quality dive time... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a fantastic snorkelling trip with One Ocean from Stone Town. I was impressed with the safety briefing from Nick as well as the fact that Rashid came out with the snorkellers. We managed to see a beautiful array of fish, corals and even an octopus - thanks Rashid, it was very hard to spot! A wonderful trip.

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

Dear Mel M, thank you so much for your super review! It is really important for us to know that all our safety procedure has being highly appreciated, there is no fun without safety! Rashid is an excellent snorkel guide whom doesn't only love the ocean and its inhabitants but also love to share his passion with his snorkelers. We... More 

Centurion, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much to all the staff at One Dive who made our 2-Day, 4-Dives experience one of the best we've had. Our DM, Harry, was great. He made an effort to see that every one was looked after, checks were done professionally, and he was excellent to show us all the special and illusive species like the Dragon... More 

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

Dear TheresaTrump, thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review! We are really happy to know that you got a great time with us, Harry is indeed a very good DM with a charming smile and sharp eyes that spot the most beautiful underwater critters. He sends one of his charming smiles as personal thank for this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I was diving with one ocean for two weeks, every day, and there wasn't a single moment I regret. The staff is extremely friendly, very knowledgeable and they take diving safety seriously. From Stone Town, Zanzibar where I spent most of my tone, they only do boat dives, since the dive centre is located very close to the harbour and... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Had some amazing dives with the crew from the Bluebay centre, Thomas, Vera, Mohammed. All are so keen to help and make the diving a pleasure. Facilities and equipment in excellent condition

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

Dear RCLDarke, thanks for your marvellous review! We are super happy to hear that you had a great time scuba diving with One Ocean Kiwengwa:Thomas,Vera and Mohamed send their greetings to you! We hope to see you back on the spice island one day for some more fun in the sun! The One Ocean Team More 

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