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Zanzibar Watersports

Paradise Beach Hotel, Nungwi, Tanzania
+255 773 235030
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Ranked #9 of 12 attractions in Nungwi
Type: Water sports
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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

When I started feeling a little restless after the first day on Zanzibar (I'd forgotten to bring a book) I decided to take the open water divers license. This was kind of ironic, as my biggest fear is deep water, but I really did enjoy it and conquered my fear at the same time! I struck a good deal on... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

As experienced deep sea fisherman we thought we would take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to fish off the coast of Zanzibar. We arranged a half day deap sea charter on the Timimi at the Kendwa Rocks branch. Upon booking we were informed that they would need to check the Internet to confirm the weather was good to go out,... More

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chrisGoodwin, Owner at Zanzibar Watersports, responded to this review

Zanzibar Watersports takes negative feedback very seriously. We feel that to be referred to as “Money Grabbers" is unprofessional and incorrect, and we’d like the opportunity to set this straight. Zanzibar Watersports, offers a professional fishing operation with a fleet of three fishing boats and over 12 years in the business in Zanzibar. If sea conditions are too rough or... More

Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A group of us went diving here after negotiating a good deal. They were all friendly and helpful although they did say the dhow ride to Mnemba Atol was only 1 hour after I specifically asked them and then when we got on the boat it was 2 hours. Not such an issue as the ride was fun albeit a... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I had an amazing experience with Zanzibar Watersports. The day snorkelling trip to Mnemba Atoll was stunning and totally worth the money. The sail along the coastline in a dhow is fantastic and very relaxing. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and always made sure our group was safe and sound. Our Captain seemed very experienced. I went out... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Arranged to do my PADI open water dive course with these guys and a friend decided to join me at the last minute. Chris, the managing director, was incredibly helpful and flexible and did us a very good deal. Khamis, our instructor, was excellent and good fun. They also helped arrange kite-surfing for my friend on our last day in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The day trip to Mnemba Atoll was amazing. The snorkling was outstanding and the guide did a good jobb with diving and telling us what we saw. Lunch pack was good. Bargain (hard) on the price, and you will get good value. The "big game fishing" was, on the other hand, horrible. I was looking forward to fish, but the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

So, myself and two friends wanted to dive during our stay in nungwi. Mnemba seemed the best place. We spoke to various operators regarding the conditions. Only ZW seemed to have trips running there every day. Others would offer a local site trip or a Mnemba trip dependent on conditions. There had been a serious boat accident with fatalities due... More

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I had a very great diving experience with the Zanzibar Watersports Club Padi 5 Stars (located at the Kendwa Rocks Hotel). I’ve made 4 dives and I’really have great time with all instructors: Faudel, Shida Salum and Chris (owner of the club). The team was very professional and I felt very safe on the boat and underwater. I dive 4... More

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Bochum, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I recently dived with Zanzibar Watersports in early January. It was the two of us, my girlfriend and I. We had decided to do a 4 dive package each. We did two dives at Mnemba atoll, and two dives locally. Our over all impression of Zanzibar Watersports was excellent. The two dives at Menmba atoll, where amazing. Our dive master,... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

On email and at their office, this outfit appeared helpful and professional. However, once on the boat it was a completely different story. First of all we were promised a dhow with a sail. The sail would have helped move the vessel a bit faster and provided some shade. Was told by the dhow's captain that all the sails on... More

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