If you made a choice to dive on Zanzibar, Mnemba Atoll is obviously a must! It is the most famous Conservation area in Zanzibar. That is due to its crystal clear water, abundance of fish and colorful wall dives.
Mnemba is also famous for encounters with Common Dolphins. For some reason, Mnemba Dolphins really like our dive boat Kidude. They often swim right next to it, and so allowing us to jump in the water to snorkel with them.
On our way back from the dives, we slow down and pass close to the beautiful Mnemba Island, so you can take some great photos.
This fantastic coral wall starts at only 2 meters but drops to 30. This makes it an ideal spot for both beginners and experienced divers, and even snorkelers.
You will drift gently with the current, surrounded by an extraordinary number of colorful fish, such as yellow snappers and fusiliers. Often you will see these fish swim fast, trying to escape from fierce bluefin trevallies...[Read More]
Look out to the blue, you might see a napoleon or schooling batfish cruising slowly, and sometimes even dolphins come to say “Hi!”. Many different fish call this reef home, like moorish idols, butterfly fish and moray eels, so be ready to be delighted!
Wattabomi / Aquarium
Easy and beautiful sloping reef, from 6 to 25 meters. This is a home to so many different species of tropical fish. When current is strong, enjoy a wonderful drift in its crystal-clear waters.
Drifting slowly to the deep, you will pass a spectacular area of lettuce corals, teeming with marine life. Watch a beautiful scenery, made by highways of fusiliers and schooling snappers. Sweetlips are hovering against the current and marbled groupers are hiding in the corals...[Read More]
In the shallow area, big coral bommies are scattering the sandy bottom. Here, schooling crescent-tail bigeyes will stare at you, while you look for octopus, frogfish, and leaf fish.
At the end of the dive, in the shallow sandy slops, you will find thousands of garden eels. Their heads are sticking out of the sand to feed on the current.
Are you ready to discover the deeper side of Mnemba? If you are an Advanced diver, and willing to discover a perfectly vertical deep wall, this dive is for you!
Big Wall is dropping from 18 to 50m. With visibility reaching up to 30 meters, you will find yourself drifting along this wall, while enjoying its amazing topography. Keep an eye out to the blue for pelagic fish like Napoleon, Tuna or Rainbow runners that might be passing by!..[Read More]
If you have an explorer soul, check all the small caves, as lobsters can be hiding between numerous yellow snappers and bigeyes! Sometimes octopus are on the reef as well, along with moray eels and mantis shrimps.
At the end of the dive, we shallow up to a beautiful area with coral gardens. This area is perfect for finishing this dive in style. Look at the sandy areas, if you are lucky you might spot a White tip reef shark swimming by.
Protecting Mnemba Marine Park
Help us keep our Marine Park alive!
- Please avoid all physical contact with corals and marine life. In fact, the slightest touch can crumble sponges or remove the surface of corals. This is an unforgivable intrusion into the underwater world.
- Don’t litter the ocean. Even biodegradable items, such as banana skins and orange peel can harm fish and marine mammals. Worse still are plastic water bottles, snack wrappers, cigarette butts and waste food.
- Take nothing out of the sea, except memories. Practice good buoyancy control, that is the key to enjoying a relaxed underwater encounter, while minimizing the risk of contact with corals or rock formations.