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“Top dive centre with best value for money”

Spanish Dancer Divers
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Owner description: Top quality PADI dive center in Nungwi, Zanzibar. We offer the best dives in Zanzibar including Mnemba Atoll, Leven Bank, Tumbatu, Magic Reef and much more. We teach a full range of PADI courses in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Hebrew. Spanish Dancer Divers pay a lot of attention to customer experience. We would like to be you best Zanzibar memory. Come join us!!
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I did a lot of research on different dive centers located in Nungwi before my trip to make sure I selected the best option. Spanish Dancer Divers is one of the few PADI accredited dive centers in Nungwi. The service is great - they were easy to contact via email or even WhatsApp.

Price: Their price is slightly higher than other dive centers, but that’s because they include all equipment as well as snacks and water for the trip. Other dive centers may charge less for dives, but then when you rent equipment, it makes up for the difference. However, if you book for dives with Spanish in advance, you get 10% off and rental of equipment remains included. There are a few other dive centers that also offer a discount when you book early, but you have to pay a deposit. With Spanish Divers, no deposit is required. All you need to do is confirm your dives before 2PM the day before you plan to dive with them so they can make sure they have the right size BCDs for you. Definitely worth it! I also like that you settle your bill at the end of all your dive holiday.

Refresher course: Spanish provides free refresher courses if you haven’t dived in more than 6 months. I think this is a lovely touch as some other dive centers charge you for it.

Equipment: the equipment was in great condition. They also make sure to bring some spares on the boat so that if there is anything wrong with yours, you can change it.

Boat: my research showed that some dive centers use boats with lower engine power. As a result, it may take 1 to 2 hours to get to dive sites like Mnemba Island. With Spanish, they have a speed boat that takes you to Mnemba in just 40 minutes. This is a great option if you are sensitive to motion sickness.

Dives: we did 6 dives with Laurie who was super awesome! We had maximum 4 divers per dive master - which is nice and intimate and allowed you to see all the lovely creatures that were being pointed out. All the instructors were lovely! I felt a bit sick after my first dive and the instructors tried their best to help me feel better. Special mention to Margeau who offered me a motion sickness tablet before my 2nd day of diving. I suggest taking these if you are prone to motion sickness as the resting intervals are on the boat. When we were there, we did 2 dives in the morning. This is great because it allows you to relax and enjoy the other half of the day.

Snacks: Bottled water and snacks between dives are provided. We had oranges and pineapples which were delicious! But the donuts.... wow!!! They should come with a disclaimer because after you have one you won’t be able to stop.

Had a lovely time with Spanish and highly recommend them. Their equipment and dive instructors are top notch and I like that the price is inclusive of everything so that there are no nasty surprises at the end.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Small groups ensured a great diving experience. Staff were exceptionally helpful. Thanks you for a wonderful experience!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Booked a full package for 9 days with Spanish Divers. Accomadation at Ati Garden Bungalows (recomendable, in walking distance), 10 dives, full day island excursion, Airport Transfer, all fees included. All worked out to perfection. Good dive experiences in small groups (max. 4 plus competend Dive Master). Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Very professional Managment. Nice location and surrounding at Nungwi Beach. Another trip worth.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Best environment (friendly, all pros, good equipment quality). Best logistics, no logistic problems (believe me, when you go for scuba diving, you will need a lot of equipment). Best instructors, certified and with a lot of international scuba diving experience.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Everybody is super friendly, the teachers are great and will take their time with you, the gear is good shape and there is many many things to see!

Date of experience: March 2018
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