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Address: Paradise Beach Hotel, Nungwi, Tanzania
Phone Number: +255 773 235030
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Great diving and helpful staff

Dives were good and the staff were friendly and helpful. We did 2 dives in the closer Nungwe side reefs. Was good with a lot of life but from recommendations would have rather... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
Dean O
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Durban, South Africa
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Rabac, Croatia
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not sure we even went to the real deep sea! Lousy badly maintained boat with weak engines , overall old / poor gear ( rods etc) pleasant crew ( kenyan and local) but no fishing ZERO not even a bonito despite perfect weather and season condition and 5 hours trolling. Well well overpriced for eastern africa standards. May... More 

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Thank Vladislovich
chrisGoodwin, Owner at Zanzibar Watersports, responded to this review

We appreciate feed back, so as to keep our services professional and to clients expectations. What we cant do is get fish to bite and ensure that we have a 100\% catch rate. As for the clients remarks regarding our tackle, all tackle is Penn International reels and rods. We encourage using local crew and captains, so as to promote... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Professional divers, great diving, bluest water, whitest sand I've ever seen in my life...my favorite color has changed from blue to turquoise and all if its shades...if you meet Chris, James, Hamissa or Francois, tell them Kelly says hello and I would be there in a heart beat if I could....enjoy!

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Thank Kelly B
Calgary
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Poor dive equipment. We dove for four days, two dives per day, two divers. Every dive had a malfunctioning piece of equipment: broken regulator, leaking hoses, ripped fin, broken zipper on wet suit, missing mouth piece on regulator, bad smell from spilled gas in transport van, etc. Dive sites are terrific. Healthy coral and fish. Good visibility. Warmest water ever.... More 

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Thank wizelliott
Durban, South Africa
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Dives were good and the staff were friendly and helpful. We did 2 dives in the closer Nungwe side reefs. Was good with a lot of life but from recommendations would have rather done the further out dives as the visibility is far better. Only point where could have been a little better was if the DM gave a bit... More 

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Thank Dean O
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

We booked the Timimi boat for a half day deep sea fishing trip which we really enjoyed. The team was professional James and Chris were very helpful and professionals Our captains Othman and Ameer are amazing and we had great conversations Keep up to good work Cheers Sami

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1 Thank samimasoud
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

This place is full of pros and all you will do while here is laugh and smile. Except for the people around trying to sell you their stuff which can get annoying,it is fun. We did banana boat,Ringo, parasailing and jet skiing. The guys that do it really make it a memorable experience. Thank you...

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Thank Monica-Sheeli A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This was my first diving experience and I went on a full day diving to Mnemba Island which included two seperate dives and a lunch on the boat. The instructions given at the start of the dive were really clear and were practiced in the water before diving any deeper. Also the guidance throughout the dive was excellent with constant... More 

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2 Thank Katrien D
London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Zanzibar Watersports were recommended by a friend in Uganda who's used them several times. I found them to have reasonable costs, a very knowledgable crew, good equipment and a friendly owner. The experience was relaxing and fun. Would definitely recommend a dive off Mnemba Island off the north east coast, where I saw giant turtle and Bottlenose dolphin in crystal... More 

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2 Thank Michael101101
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Jet Ski's are quite pricy. $50 for 15 minutes. Or you may go on the trip we done for about 2.5 hours for 2 people, it cost $180

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2 Thank Karl4ie
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We paid for a snorkling tour to Mnemba island but never enjoyed it because of too many jellyfish. The captain never talked to us and the animator did not look to care about us. The food was not good. What a pity because James with whom we booked the tour was very nice!!

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