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Underwater Exploration Of The Zanzibar

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Zanzibar is not only a hot holiday destination for the lovebirds and the honeymooners, but also a spectacular dream site for every scuba lover. The island of Zanzibar is a diving paradise that consists of the majestic view of the colourful and continuous reefs, the wall diving spots, the coral bommies and not to forget the hidden historical wrecks of the Stone Town. A Zanzibar holiday is essentially incomplete without Scuba diving.

Underwater Exploration Of The ZanzibarWhile the beginners can stick to the much calmed west coast, the currents of the eastern coasts are suited for the skilled divers. Some of the famous dive sites of Zanzibar are:

  1. Wattabomi – The 8 to 25 m coral jigsaw dive site receives mild currents and is an excellent site for photography. Here you can meet Moray Eel, leaf fish, nudi branches and bottlenose dolphins.
  2. Aquarium – It is 12 to 30 m deep and receives mild to strong current that suffices the needs of both the novice and experienced divers. Here you can get a view of the lettuce corals, small fishes, green turtles, snappers, goat fishers, bleu fin trevallies and the giant marbles groupers.
  3. Kichwani – A 5 to 35 m deep site that receives mild to strong currents and is a perfect site for snorkelling. You can interact here with the reef fish, snappers, goat fish, frog fish, leaf fish, scorpion fish and more, amidst the beautiful and gently sloped garden of soft and hard corals.
  4. Sand Banks – The site is 6 to 30 m deep and also receives mild to strong current which is famous for its vibrancy and amazing macro sized life. You can get into the caves in here and get a view of the bleu spotted stingrays, nudi branch, giant Spanish dancers and the blue ribbon eels.
  5. Coral Garden – Another 6 to 25 m deep dive site that receives mild currents. This easy drift dive site lets you spot a variety of fishes, colourful sponges and soft corals. Fishes include the snappers, butterfly fish, blue fin trevallies, Indian Walkman and more.
  6. The Big Wall – This one is not for the faint hearted and is a 12 to 40 m deep dive site where you either face no currents at all, or suddenly face a jet of strong currents! The depth of the wall is nothing less than 70 m. The experienced divers can spot here barracudas, unicorn fish, giant green turtles, blotched stingrays, huge Napolean wrasse, batfish and more.
  7. Samaki Wall – the 12 to 40 m deep dive site experiences strong currents and is open to only the very experienced divers. Deep down there into the cave, you may find oceanic triggerfish, fusiliers, moray eels, lion fish, Indian Walkman, blue ribbon eels, stone fish, green turtles and more.

Zanzibar holiday scuba diving packages and snorkelling rates may range from $40 to $400 approximately, depending upon the number of days, diving sites, equipment hired and other package inclusive parameters. There are various scuba dive (PADI) course conductors which gives you professional training before you jump into the ocean! These certification courses are extremely necessary to discover a hassle free underwater experience.

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  • Published: 2 years ago on January 12, 2016
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