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The Zanzibar Dive Centre, One Ocean

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Bottom of Kenyatta road | Zanzibar, Tanzania, Tanzania
+255 773 048 828
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Professional & friendly centre with great diving/snorkelling on the doorstep

One Ocean are a highly professional group of enthusiasts based in 3 location on Zanzibar. We used... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Blastersmum
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Great snorkelling Trip

I booked my trip through One Ocean at my hotel which was really convenient. The booking, checking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Butty59
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Bristol
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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 and we can do wreck dives and night dives. 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 Ocean Paradise Resort we have a booking office and pool facility! 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 locations to give more variety to our divers. We have very high safety and environmental standards.
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Bottom of Kenyatta road | Zanzibar, Tanzania, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One Ocean are a highly professional group of enthusiasts based in 3 location on Zanzibar. We used the centre attached to the Blue Bay and Sultan Sands hotel on the north east corner of the island. Right on the beach the facilities/office are clean tidy...More

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OneOceanManagement, Manager at The Zanzibar Dive Centre, One Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Blastersmum, thanks for your wonderful review. We are so happy to read that you got an awesome time with One Ocean Kiwengwa and you loved the marine life of Zanzibar. The entire team sends a huge thank you for all the compliments, we hope...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked my trip through One Ocean at my hotel which was really convenient. The booking, checking kit and explanation of the day was really professional. Everything was also well explained on the day. The guides were really good and helped point out certain fish...More

Thank Butty59
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OneOceanManagement, Manager at The Zanzibar Dive Centre, One Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Butty59, thanks for your great review. We are happy to read that your experience with One Ocean was perfect and you enjoyed what Zanzibar has to offer in terms of marine life. Unfortunately during peak tourist season Mnemba Atoll can be very busy, being...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I joined friends at who were getting Open Water certified One Ocean Matemwe for four of their qualifying ocean dives. The warm, clean water, abundant marine life and vibrant coral reefs of the Mnemba Atoll made for an amazing sub-surface experience. This was made all...More

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OneOceanManagement, Manager at The Zanzibar Dive Centre, One Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Marc D, thanks for your amazing review! We are so happy to read that you got an awesome time cuba diving with us, we'll pass your compliments to the stunning Xanath. We hope to have you back for more fun in the sun! The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great two dive trip as part of our recent holiday. Team are super professional and organised. Dive sites were great. Transfer fun in the back of a local truck from the Dive Centre and then a boat out to the reef. Mark...More

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OneOceanManagement, Manager at The Zanzibar Dive Centre, One Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Quintone, thanks for your awesome review! We are extremely happy to read that your scuba diving experience with us was simply perfect, the entire team sends a huge thank you for all your compliments. We hope to have you back for more fun in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to have a diving experience while visiting Zanzibar and we selected One Ocean Kiwengwa for a day trip to Mnemba. Following mixed comments read on TripAdvisor we had decided to snorkel instead of diving. After a 30 minutes boat ride, we reached the...More

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OneOceanManagement, Manager at The Zanzibar Dive Centre, One Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 1024Vincent, thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to read that the organisation of the trip was great, exactly how it was explained to you at the purchase moment. We are very sad to read that you are disappointed...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've just returned from diving with One Ocean Dive Centre in Zanzibar. Every aspect of their service was professional and well organised, but also really friendly, making for an outstanding diving experience. As one of the leaders of a group I was extremely impressed with...More

1  Thank Nick H
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OneOceanManagement, Manager at The Zanzibar Dive Centre, One Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nick H, thanks a lot for your wonderful review. We are extremely happy to read that all the aspects of the diving experience for the young group of students that you were leading was impeccable, we really enjoyed having you guys around. A big...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exceptional company. My emails were answered quickly, clearly and with much information. The people we dealt with were professional, kind, friendly, knowledgable ... In Stonetown we did the Sunset Dhow cruise with One Ocean. It was great. In Matemwe, we snorkelled for 2 days and...More

Thank J G
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OneOceanManagement, Manager at The Zanzibar Dive Centre, One Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear J G, thanks for your amazing review! We are so happy to read that you got a great assistance prior arrival and then an awesome time with One Ocean Stone Town and with One Ocean Matemwe. We hope to have you back for more...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chilled, friendly staff but everything run very well. Pablo was a brilliant instructor for our 3 teenagers - reassuring, encouraging, good fun (& a "Cool guy") We loved the boats - lovely solid wooden dive boats. There were more boats in the area than we...More

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OneOceanManagement, Manager at The Zanzibar Dive Centre, One Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Bizzymum62, thanks for your lovely review! We are extremely happy to read that you got an amazing time with us and you enjoyed diving with Pablo, we will pass him your compliments. End of July and August are peak tourism months in Zanzibar with...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 4 children just did their Open Water PADI course at One Ocean in Zanzibar and they made it such a great experience for them. Their instructor, Pablo, was the perfect mix of totally professional but fun too. We felt they were in totally safe...More

Thank Alistair G
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OneOceanManagement, Manager at The Zanzibar Dive Centre, One Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Alistair G, thanks for your amazing review. We are so happy to read that your children got an amazing time and that you, the parents, felt like your children were in safe hands: there is no fun without safety, it is really rewarding for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had such a great diving experience at One Ocean. The staff are so friendly and knowledgeable. The diving trip was done professionally but still super laid back and fun. After our first dive the captain took the small boat out again for the scuba...More

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OneOceanManagement, Manager at The Zanzibar Dive Centre, One Ocean, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 414shereeh, thanks a lot for your wonderful review! We are really happy to read that you got the prefect diving experience with us and yes, swimming with dolphins is indeed a wonderful experience. We hope to have you back for more fun in the...More

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ivanakalabova
February 12, 2017|
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Response from OneOceanManagement | Property representative |
Dear ivanakalabova, thanks for your message. We do have some prescription masks, do you need - or + 3.5 ? We might have a - 3. Did you check already the Shamshu pharmacy in Stone Town? They should sell contact... More
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KatrienRoos
September 8, 2016|
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Response from OneOcean | Property representative |
Dear Katrien, We have 3 dive centres that are located in Stone Town, Matemwe and Kiwengwa. The branch in Stone Town is diving the surrounding reefs, the dive centres on the east coast are going to Mnemba Atoll. If you're... More
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Jill303
July 13, 2016|
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Response from OneOcean | Property representative |
Dear Jill, guests that visit Zanzibar from a cruise ship for only one day usually decide to go diving and snorkelling with our Stone Town branch as it is not far away from Zanzibar port. In Stone Town for the Morning Dives... More
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