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Diving in Zanzibar

Zanzibar Extreme Water sports is a PADI Dive resort that employs trained PADI professionals both local and expat to offer a high degree of quality and satisfaction and most importantly safety to all our students and customers. We have a sizable insurance policy that covers all our guests and we are active contributors to the local decompression chamber.

Introduction

Discover Scuba Diving

Discover Scuba diving is for people who just want to have a taste of scuba diving with someone else taking care of the technicalities kind of like a tandem skydive. It is also for people who aren’t sure if they will be comfortable in the
water and want to test this out before committing to a course. However, if you have at least 3 days, are fairly comfortable in the water and you can swim 200m average place, you can jump straight into the Open water course. You can either opt to do this at Renco bommi which takes only a few hours out of your day or take the more popular option and do it at Mnemba.

Skill Refresher If you haven’t been diving in a while and need to get back into your comfort zone then this is the course for you. It takes only an hour or two and can also be invaluable for new divers. We require people who haven’t used their dive skills in over a year to take this course.


Open Water Diver

The Open Water course takes 3-4 days and consists of 3 parts: 5 academic sections (watching videos and taking exams), 5 confined water sections (learning and practicing important skills in shallow water) and 4 open water dives (applying your knowledge and skills to dives in the ocean). You must show your instructor that you know how to swim by swimming 200m (no time limit) and floating for 10 minutes. The price of the course includes all of the equipment and material, plus the certification card. On completion of the Open Water course, you will be certified to dive with a buddy of the same or higher experience level up to a depth of 18m..


Scuba Diver

The Scuba Diver course is essentially half the Open water course and takes 2 days. It includes 3 confined water sessions and 2 Open Water dives. On completion, you will be certified to dive to a depth of 12m and must always be accompanied by a dive professional (divemaster and above). The Scuba diver course can easily be upgraded to open water at a later time by simply completing the remaining sections of the course.


Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Course consists of 5 dives over two days. The Deep and Navigation Specialty dives are compulsory. For the other three dives of your course, you can pick from the following:

  1. Peak Performance Buoyancy: This dive is aimed at making a new diver more aware of how much their breathing effects their position in the water, helps them get it under control and focuses on general streamlining in order to make them better, more comfortable divers.
  2. Fish I.D.: Did you see a lot of fish and other sea life on your first dives that you had absolutely no clue about? Then this dive is for you.
  3. Search and Recovery: Follows from the Navigation dive to teach you the more elaborate navigation skills used for systematically searching for objects underwater and then the methods and precautions to take while recovering them. A little bit like an underwater treasure hunt.
  4. Night: Eerie and exciting, the night dive needs no explanation.
  5. Multilevel and Computer: Teaches you how to operate a dive computer and plan your dives using one as well as maximize your time underwater by planning multilevel dives.
  6. Drift: Learn how to use the ocean currents to your advantage and glide along effortlessly.


Emergency First Response

This is a non-diving course that teaches basic CPR and first aid skills that can be invaluable for divers and non-divers alike and can be completed in an afternoon. This is also a pre-requisite for the Rescue Diver course.


Rescue Diver

Rewarding and fun – that best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level: Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and wellbeing of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence. Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. The course takes a minimum of 4 days and during your training sessions, you will learn:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems
  • Diving first aid
  • Swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Panicked diver response
  • Underwater problems
  • Missing diver procedures
  • Surfacing the unconscious diver
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols
  • Egress (exits)
  • First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
  • Dive accident scenarios

  • Dive master

    If you decide you want to make a full or part time career out of diving or just want to have professional level abilities, the Dive master course is for you. The Dive master Course is the first “professional” level course PADI offers. The diver will demonstrate exemplary diving and rescue skills; professional-level knowledge of dive theory; dive management and supervision skills; competence as a certified assistant; ethical role model; be enthusiastic and fun to be with. This course takes a minimum of 2 weeks to complete but we recommend students take out at least a month and work side by side with the dive center to learn all possible aspects of working in the dive industry.

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    Diving Site
    Zanzibar Diving Site

    Dive Sites

    1. Mnemba – Wattabommi (6-30m): Sandy slope with fringing plate coral, white tips, green turtles, large groupers.
    2. Mnemba – Kichwani (6-40m): A wall of corals home to a vast array of marine life. Schooling fish feed in the shallow waters while larger predatory fish can be seen out in the blue.
    3. Mnemba – Big Wall (14-40m): Northern edge of Mnemba Atoll is almost a kilometer long, best visibility, lobsters, white tips, turtles.
    4. Leons Wall (12-40m): The edge of the inner reef. Leon’s Wall is a vertical drop covered in a plethora of soft corals and encrusting sponges. Lionfish, schools of snappers, and the elusive leaf fish can all be seen along the wall.
    5. Misoli (12-40m): Large coral island which can be circumvented on the dive. very diverse coral and lots of nudibranches.
    6. Kichafi (12-18m): A very healthy reef with vast expanses of plate corals. The large sandy area adjacent to the site also makes this an excellent training ground for all courses.
    7. Haji (10-18m): A submerged coral ridge attracts an abundance of marine life and sports a vast array of hard coral formations. There are numerous Crocodile fish and Nudibranchs to be found here.
    8. Mbwangawa (12-18m): An eclectic mix of life, including lobster sheltering beneath plate corals and frequent encounters with cuttlefish. The chance to see turtles also makes this a very popular dive site.
    9. Ametatu (6-12m): Sister reef to Chakatuni, small coral bommies hosting a wide variety of marine life of all sizes and colours.
    10. Chakatuni (12-18m): Hard corals in the open sea, seen best at slack tide. Attracts a wide range of marine life.
    11. Shanes Reef (12-16m): This weird and wonderful dive offers the best array of macro life around. Flying gurnards frogfish and Mauritius scorpion fish make this site a photographers dream.
    12. Hunga (12-18m): A wall that drops down to 45m with cascading plate coral flowing into the deep. Lionfish, large rays and a passing point for dolphins and pelagic species.
    13. Nankivell (12-18m): Can only be dived on specific tides this large area of coral has a great variety of reef fish, lobsters and the occasional small reef shark.
    14. Kendwa Reef (5-10m): Suitable for both divers and snorkelers, this site is a great nursery full of vibrant juveniles hiding amongst the corals.
    15. Mwana na Mwana (2-12m): Soft and hard coral bommies with glass fish sheltering in the crevices. Frogfish have been spotted here, and often green turtles stop by to take advantage of the cleaning service.
    16. Tumbatu – Haunted wall (2-15m): A small eerie looking wall with beautiful soft corals sheltering nudibranchs and leaf fish, with inquisitive bat fish cruising past.
    17. Renco Bommi (7-14m): A huge coral bommi coming up from the sand, with an explosion of marine life. Leaf fish, Octopus, and the colorful Mantis shrimps are a common site here. An ideal dive site for the less experienced.
    18. Leven Bank (14-40m): An Exciting must do dive spot for experienced divers only. Spectacular dive, often in strong currents in the Pemba Channel with great visibility, but can only be dived on certain tides. Amazing mid-channel pinnacle, topped with coral and sandy patches, the walls drop down to over 160m. The pinnacle attracts some large pelagic fish from the open ocean, such as sharks, manta rays, whale sharks and big game fish. The pinnacle itself is home to things from huge Honeycomb moray eels to colorful nudibranchs. Dolphins are often seen playing in this area.

    Diving Rate
    DIVING PRICE

    1 DIVE

    Half Day

    $90
    Booking Now
    • Mask
    • Wetsuit
    • Buoyancy Compensator
    • Fins
    • Regulator
    • Alternate Air Source
    • Pressure Gauge
    • Weight Belt
    • Air Tank
    • Dive booties

    2 DIVES

    Half Day

    $110
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    • Mask
    • Wetsuit
    • Buoyancy Compensator
    • Fins
    • Regulator
    • Alternate Air Source
    • Pressure Gauge
    • Weight Belt
    • Air Tank
    • Dive boots

    3 DIVES

    Half Day

    $150
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    • Mask
    • Wetsuit
    • Buoyancy Compensator
    • Fins
    • Regulator
    • Alternate Air Source
    • Pressure Gauge
    • Weight Belt
    • Air Tank
    • Dive boots

    4 DIVES

    Two Days

    $210
    Booking Now
    • Mask
    • Wetsuit
    • Buoyancy Compensator
    • Fins
    • Regulator
    • Alternate Air Source
    • Pressure Gauge
    • Weight Belt
    • Air Tank
    • Dive boots

    6 DIVES

    Three Days

    $310
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    • Mask
    • Wetsuit
    • Buoyancy Compensator
    • Fins
    • Regulator
    • Alternate Air Source
    • Pressure Gauge
    • Weight Belt
    • Air Tank
    • Dive boots

    8 DIVES

    Four Days

    $410
    Booking Now
    • Mask
    • Wetsuit
    • Buoyancy Compensator
    • Fins
    • Regulator
    • Alternate Air Source
    • Pressure Gauge
    • Weight Belt
    • Air Tank
    • Dive boots

    10 DIVES

    Five Days

    $510
    Booking Now
    • Mask
    • Wetsuit
    • Buoyancy Compensator
    • Fins
    • Regulator
    • Alternate Air Source
    • Pressure Gauge
    • Weight Belt
    • Air Tank
    • Dive boots
    All package it's include Fruit and Water in the boat
    Diving Course
    DIVING COURSE

    PADI DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

    Experience 1Dive

    $130
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    • Wetsuit
    • Buoyancy Compensator
    • Fins
    • Regulator
    • Alternate Air Source
    • Pressure Gauge
    • Weight Belt
    • Air Tank
    • Dive boots

    PADI DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

    Experience 2Dives

    $150
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    • Mask
    • Wetsuit
    • Buoyancy Compensator
    • Fins
    • Regulator
    • Alternate Air Source
    • Pressure Gauge
    • Weight Belt
    • Air Tank
    • Dive boots

    PADI SCUBA DIVER COURSE

    $430
    Booking Now
    • Mask
    • Wetsuit
    • Buoyancy Compensator
    • Fins
    • Regulator
    • Alternate Air Source
    • Pressure Gauge
    • Weight Belt
    • Air Tank
    • Dive boots

    PADI OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE

    $600
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    • Mask
    • Wetsuit
    • Buoyancy Compensator
    • Fins
    • Regulator
    • Alternate Air Source
    • Pressure Gauge
    • Weight Belt
    • Air Tank
    • Dive boots

    PADI OPEN WATER WITH e-LEARNING

    $520
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    • Mask
    • Wetsuit
    • Buoyancy Compensator
    • Fins
    • Regulator
    • Alternate Air Source
    • Pressure Gauge
    • Weight Belt
    • Air Tank
    • Dive boots

    PADI ADVANCE OPEN WATER COURSE

    $500
    Booking Now
    • Mask
    • Wetsuit
    • Buoyancy Compensator
    • Fins
    • Regulator
    • Alternate Air Source
    • Pressure Gauge
    • Weight Belt
    • Air Tank
    • Dive boots