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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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Snorkel from Mneba island from Matemwe

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment my partner and I walked in the door at One Ocean dive center, we were immediately at ease. Talking to the employees relayed a sense of sturdy professionalism that led to a great series of dives that day. Our guides were incredible; always present in case of a small mishap like a crooked mask, casually and regularly... More 

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

Dear Colson B, thanks for your wonderful review. We are very pleased to know that your time with us was superb,that you felt safe and very well looked after. We really hope to have you back soon for some more great time underwater. The One Ocean Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

we had a very great experience with One Ocean: the team is very professional and the trips are very well organised. The reef is in very good condition (especially compared to the marine national park in Kenya). We did snorkelling there. Divers are provided with full equipment, the team is knowledgeable and friendly. The activity we booked consisted in 40... More 

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

Dear Dina M, Thanks for your lovely review. Nice to hear that you got a great day and you enjoyed the Zanzibar's underwater wonders and the outstanding One Ocean's staff! Good advise about the sunscreen but please guys don't forget to choose a biodegradable sun screen to protect our beautiful corals. We hope to have you back with us soon... More 

Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We had a great day out with One Ocean who provided everything we needed, including Safe, a very knowledgeable and interesting snorkel guide. it was great fun and we saw amazing fish. Very friendly staff - just remember to wear sunscreen!

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

Dear cb1002014, thanks for your great review! Snorkelling at Mnemba Atoll is just amazing, if you have a professional guide with you it becomes an unforgettable experience. We will pass your compliments to our gorgeous snorkel guides! We hope to have you back for more snorkelling in beautiful Zanzibar's water. The One Ocean Team More 

Accra, Ghana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We had a wonderful experience at the Matemwe One Ocean dive center with spectacular diving. Safe, knowledgable and hospitable crew. Stone Town was not a nice experience, feeling rushed and not nice dive locations.

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

Dear John F, thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to know that you got a great time with One Ocean Matemwe,it is indeed a wonderful place where to dive/snorkel from. I'll make sure they get to read your review,they will be thrilled to start the season withyour compliments! We are very surprised to read... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy being treated and herded like cattle here is the perfect place to go. When going onto the boats you are all stuffed together in a single file while the staff is ordering you to move faster, also, you can't see the ground at all while you are walking and the area that you are walking on is... More 

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

Dear Chopersky, We are very sorry to hear that you got a bad experience but you reviewed the wrong operator and the wrong activity. The whole operation described is different from what we do, in the specifics One Ocean: -don't go on any sand banks -don't go on any island to eat lunch -don't serve lunch but only snack and... More 

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