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One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center

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Address: Tanzania
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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 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 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 locations to give more variety to our divers.

We have very high safety and environmental standards.

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Memorable Diving Experience

We discovered this dive centre while residing at Blue Bay Beach resort on Kiwengwa beach, so we sort of went on a whim and thought to try it! We paid for the beginner experience... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nelly K
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Nairobi, Kenya

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Hong Kong, China
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112 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enquired about snorkel trip in Mnemba Atoll at the accommodation I was staying in, they called One Ocean to enquire. Their staff insisted to talk to me directly, she was providing information and I wanted to clarify something, but she cut me off and was quite condescending in her tone, totally unnecessary. Went to their office to pay, the... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We discovered this dive centre while residing at Blue Bay Beach resort on Kiwengwa beach, so we sort of went on a whim and thought to try it! We paid for the beginner experience on Mnemba Atoll and the fee was inclusive of pool training, suit and basic equipment hire, transport to and from Mnemba, one dive for about 45... More 

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Thank Nelly K
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I opted for the snorkelling trip to mnemba island. It was a great experience. The pick up was on time and quick to the departure point. We were welcomed to their centre and given time to check all of our equipment and ready ourselves for the trip. Boat journey was fast and relaxed. Snorkelling location was great.... More 

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Thank skye c
OneOceanManagement, Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear skye c, thanks for your beautiful review. We are very pleased to read that your snorkelling day with us was perfect from the picup up to the selection of the snorkelling spot! We hope to hav eyou back soon for some more fun in the sun. The One Ocean Team More 

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I research the dive shops that were in Zanzibar before leaving Canada. This one I thought was a good fit for me, and I was right. The staff here are very professional and the groups per master diver are small. The equipment is up to date and in very good shape. The briefing was very good and I felt comfortable... More 

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Thank Brenda C
OneOcean, Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear Brenda C, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to read that you had an excellent time on our trip and that we fulfilled the expectations you had. We will be happy to welcome you again with us and take you on another beautiful dive trip. All the best, the One Ocean Team More 

Salo, Finland
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We used service from One Ocean Kiwengwa team. Starting from first contact we received very good and professional service. We used partly our own gears, but learned during our trip that the gears what they are renting are well serviced and in good shape. Could have used their regulators without any concerns. We made a mistake with the agreed dates... More 

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Thank Mika B
OneOcean, Manager at One Ocean: The Zanzibar Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear Mika B., thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your diving with us. We always try to be as flexible as possible for our guests if we have the space on the boat, which might not be the case every day especially during high season but... More 

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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We went snorkeling near Mnemba Island with one ocean, and it was a great experience. Both of the guides in the water were able to spot many different types of animals and made sure everyone in the group was enjoying themselves. Would definitely go again.

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

Dear Tim P, thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. We'll pass your comments to the snorkel guides, they are indeed very skilled and prepared! We hope to have the chance to see you back in Zanzibar's water. The One Ocean Team More 

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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Diving at Mnemba was absolutely fantastic, so much to see and experience! My diving instructor was very professional and showed me lots of fish that I would have missed without her :) The boat ride to Mnemba was good, normally I get sea sick but I got some good pills before the dive so I felt great. Between the dives... More 

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

Dear Charlotte J, thanks you so much for your wonderful review!!! It has been a big pleasure to have you diving with us, we miss your lovely smile on the boat. We look forward to have you back with us very soon. The One Ocean Team More 

Terheijden, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Professional equipment, nice diving spots and wonderful personnel! The crew were very flexible and pleasant to deal with!

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

Dear cmalschaert, thanks for your amazing review! It was nice to have you have after such a long time, it is really rewarding to see that you find that dive centre at its top even this time. We loved to have you around, don't let us wait other 7 years! The One Ocean Team More 

Oude-onge
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We did 2 double dives and it was a great experience. The staff is friendly, the Instructors are knowledgeable and the dive-masters are really great. The equipment is very well services even though I always bring my own. The reason for telling this is that we checked other dive centers in Stone Town and we did not got the good... More 

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

Dear Sahin_Okay, thanks for your wonderful review. We are happy to read that you recognised and appreciated the professionalism of the ONLY PADI 5 Star dive centre in Stone Town compared with the other newborn dive operators. The combination of diving in Stone Town and at Mnemba Atoll is the perfect one to enjoy the best of the east and... More 

UK
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

My husband and I stayed on the East Coast and stayed at Ocean Paradise Resort as they had a One Ocean office. We now realise that in fact they will pick up from other hotels too. We did a 5 day dive package and one thing I found refreshing was that we didn't have to take all 5 days in... More 

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

Dear OzzieC42, thanks for your fabulous review! It is great to read that you enjoyed every single moment of the your days with us, we put a lot of passion and energy in everything we do and it is so rewarding to read that it has been appreciated. The combination between diving at Mnemba Atoll and Stone Town's reefs/wrecks is... More 

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