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Diving in Pemba

Diving in Pemba, Zanzibar Archipelago

There are a variety of dives that you can do on Pemba's beautiful reefs. You can dive around the nearby Mesali island or the Fundu chefs will prepare a picnic lunch for you and you can go and dive on the reefs beyond Mesali and enjoy lunch on Mesali afterwards.

A conservation area was set up around Mesali Island in 1998 following El nino which had a bleaching effect on corals elsewhere in the Indian ocean. Mesali retained its dense coral cover and coupled with its dramatic drop off reefs have made it a fantastic location for diving. It has twice the number of coral genera found elsewhere in Tanzania and is home to more than 300 species of fish.

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Other experiences in Pemba Island

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • Dolphin, Pemba Island

    Dolphin Safari

    Pemba Island

    You leave Fundu at around seven thirty and head off in a speed boat to look for spinner and bottlenose dolphins you spend some time with the dolphins and then return to Fundu for breakfast.