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One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center

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Address: Tanzania
Phone Number: +255 774 310 003
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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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Snorkelling and diving

I'll start by saying that it was absolutely an amazing experience with One Ocean. Me , my husband and 8 years old daughter were on a vacation trip at Zanzibar. We decided to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
zunera m
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'll start by saying that it was absolutely an amazing experience with One Ocean. Me , my husband and 8 years old daughter were on a vacation trip at Zanzibar. We decided to snorkel all three of us , and only I had to dive. We were there for just 4 days so quickly searched for various centres that were... More 

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

Dear zunera m, thank you so much for your wonderful review! It is thrilling to read that all your experience with us was perfect: starting with the mail info, trough our outstanding snorkel guides and ending with one of the best instructor of the planet:our Cinzia! They all saw you review and send broad smiles and huge thanks. We hope... More 

Lusaka, Zambia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

4 adults and three teenagers....teenagers went diving and adults went snorkeling so we could keep an eye on the kids! We had excellent service from the office staff, very friendly dive instructor who gave the kids their first lesson in diving in the hotel pool. Next day we were picked up for a rather arduous drive to the boats and... More 

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

Dear Michael B, thanks for taking the time to write a nice review. We are very happy to know that the diving experience for the whole family has been simply great! It is very surprising to read that you were not informed about the price of the Discover Scuba Diving program because we take great care in making sure that... More 

Sant Quirze del Valles, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last July we went snorkeling with One Ocean with a family of six (two adults and four children 11 to 14) at Matemwe Beach. We had a great experience and we highly recommend it to anyone. The snorkeling guides (I cannot say anything about the divers, as we did not dive) were just amazing. Our family stayed close by ”Safe”... More 

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

Dear xramos, thanks for taking the time to write such an amazing review. We will pass your appreciative words to Seif, he is indeed a good guy and an excellent snorkelling guide! We are very pleased to read that you snorkelling trip with us will be a great holiday memory for the whole family, dolphins are always the cherry on... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Girlfriend and I stayed at the Matemwe Beach Village just next to the One Ocean dive center on the east side of the island. We stayed for two weeks and did a total of 9 dives each with One Ocean. I had never dived before and did my PADI Open Water certificate (Louise was already open water certified). I can... More 

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

Dear Msurrow, what a stunning review! It's simply lovely to read such an appreciative review: professionalism, safety,comfort and fun are the ingredients for a successful scuba dive holiday! We have been very lucky indeed to have Dane and Alex working for us and we will pass your kind words to them. Looking forward to have you back for some fun... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dive we did was a DSD, but we still went with the more experienced divers. Our divemaster was incredible. She helped us each dive at our comfort level and we saw everything we were hoping to. The Reefs were amazing and plenty of wildlife everywhere. Boat was high quality and the lunch was good as well.

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

Dear rlavorgna, thanks for your amazing review! Your instructor was indeed great and we are very pleased to know that you enjoyed all the aspects of the day out in the ocean with us! Actually the reason why some certified divers were diving in the group of Discover Scuba Divers is because they didn't dive in a long time and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good experience overall. Snacks and equipment in good order. We stayed in Uroa Bay and was collected with there taxi. It won't be possible to use the local Dala-Dala and be on time traveling from Uroa to Matemwe. ( that is if you wanted to use Dala-Dala) 2 dives and snacks / drinks in between dives. For those that want... More 

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

Hi,thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review! We are very glad to read that you got a perfect day snorkelling with One Ocean Matemwe. Your transfers, from the hotel to the dive centre and back, has been arranged with one of our minivan. The ride from the Moyouni beach,where the boat is forced to stop on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It all started in Stonetown where we just jumped into the shop and we were welcomed by a really nice crew. After a short chat we made a appointment for the next day to dive at the Mnemba Atoll. Next morning we were picked up by a bus and at the dive station everything was already packed and ready to... More 

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

Dear Andre F, thanks for your great review! We are so happy to read that the One Ocean Stone Town's crew has given you a prompt and professional service. One the many benefits of scuba diving and snorkelling with One Ocean: you just have to pop in one of our offices to book your scuba diving or snorkelling experience either... More 

dillon, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

this adventure is for non PADI certified swimmers who would like to try scuba. they taught me how to - wear a weight belt - inflate and deflate a BCD life jacket - equalize pressure in your ears and mask - clear water from your mask - clear water from your regulator mouthpiece - proper sign language for diving We... More 

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

Dear joesea, thanks for your great review! It's impressive that you remember exactly all the skill requested for the DSD-Discover Scuba Dive, it means that Marcela,our super instructor in Stone Town, have done a superb job in explaining the importance of each of them! All the Stone Town Team say thanks for your words of appreciations. We hope to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

After not diving for 8 years I went on holiday to zanzibar and started itching for diving. We got in contact with one ocean, here we did my refresher and the next day we did two dives. The staff there is amazing, friendly and also willing to help. Our instructor Amy was brilliant and such a nice girl. You can... More 

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

Dear tytyvaughan, thanks for your wonderful review. It's so nice to read that your 'return' to the water was safe, professional and fun! Amy saw your review and she is super thrilled. We hope to have you back in Zanzibar soon for more unforgettable time. The One Ocean Team More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

I was a first time diver and very nervous about doing anything under water. We had the most amazing instructor who was so helpful and understanding! We has a training session the day before and were picked up and dropped back at our hotel on both days. The service was great and I ended up having the best experience! The... More 

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

Dear AmySarahHaworth, thanks for your fabulous review! We are so glad that your experience was perfect, Amy is indeed a great instructor, she loves to share her passion and she does it amazingly. Looking forward to have you back scuba diving with us. The One Ocean Team More 

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