One of the best
dive destinations in the world.

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Welcome to
east africa diving zanzibar

We’re a family owned and run dive centre.

Having operated for more than 15 years on Zanzibar, in 2007 we became a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre as well as a DAN (Divers Alert Network) partner. Depending on the season, we employ up to 4 professional PADI Instructors from various parts of the world and up to 3 local and foreign Dive Masters. Our 3 dive boats allows us to take you to all the dive sites the north-east coast of Zanzibar has to offer.

Our Accreditations 

Being a PADI Five Star Dive Center indicates that we’re a progressive dive shop that provides a full range of PADI scuba diving education programs, equipment selection and experience opportunities, while encouraging aquatic environmental responsibility. We excel in providing quality services to divers, present a professional image and actively promote the benefits of recreational scuba diving, snorkeling, dive travel, and environmental protection. As a PADI Five Star Dive Center, we embrace the PADI System of diver education and offer regular continuing education programs to ensure divers have the opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge. We’re active in the community and are committed to providing customer satisfaction along with great dive experiences.

Courses We Offer

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Try scuba diving for the first time! A course consisting of a practice session in the swimming pool followed by one dive in the ocean to experience the wonderful underwater world. Ideal for travellers on a tight schedule.
(minimum age 10)

PADI Scuba Diver Course

A beginners course that takes about 2 days to complete with a life long certification from PADI. This allows the diver to dive to a maximum of 12 meters with a professional diver and the certificate can be upgraded to Open Water at any time.
(minimum age 10)

PADI Open Water Course

A 3-5 day beginners diving course culminating in an internationally recognised certificate that allows the participant to dive to a maximum of 18 meters anywhere in the world. PADI offers the theory part of the course on-line and this can be done at home before your holiday. 

PADI Advanced Open Water Course

A 2-3 day follow up course to Open Water. It allows the diver to dive to 30 meters and improves underwater skills. The course includes 5 adventure dives:  2 compulsory and 3 electives. The theory part of the course is available on-line.

PADI Rescue Diver Course

EFR + Advanced Open Water is a pre-requisite for this course. The Rescue Diver Course is a fun-filled course that takes about 3 – 4 days to complete. The diver learns about self rescue as well as how to prevent accidents from happening. PADI offers the theory part of the course on-line.

PADI Dive Master Course

This is the first step and gateway to becoming a professional diver. This intensive course takes about 4 weeks to complete and has a number of prerequisites. PADI offers the theory part of the course on-line. Please contact us to enquire about availability, prerequisites and costs.

PADI Master Scuba Diver

Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the dive life as a PADI Master Scuba Diver. The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training.  Contact us for more information and availability.

PADI Speciality Dives

East Africa Diving offers the following speciality courses:
Night Diver
Deep Diver and
Underwater Photography.
Some speciality courses’ theory components are offered on-line by PADI.

Scuba Diving with us in Zanzibar means diving in a fascinating underwater world of untouched reefs surrounded by barracudas, marlin, turtles, lots of tropical fish and sometimes even a reef shark or inquisitive dolphins.

Our Dive Sites 

From Hunga Reef and Leven Bank in the North, to the colorful reefs of Coral Garden through Leons Wall, we have a dive spot for every type of adventure. 

It is a divers paradise, with an average water temperature of 27°C. An abundance of hard and soft coral, many nudibranchs, scorpion fish and seahorses, to mention only a few that can be spotted during dives. At times we enjoy visibility of up to 30 meters, which makes Zanzibar one of the best dive destinations.




Finished open water certification. Nice price and a professional staff. My instructor Daniel made it especially fun, taking some pictures under water as well since it was my 40th birthday.

Heinz Fredrik Meyer / Google

Did two dives this morning with Jaz as our Divemaster and Bangi our skipper, off Tumbatu island. I felt completely relaxed and very confident in Jaz, he is a great DM. We saw loads of beautiful coral and tropical fish. Definitely recommend these guys, very professional.

Gina Lee / Facebook

Just returned from a beautiful vacation on Zanzibar which also included 4 day of diving with East African Dive center. It is well organized dive center and the offered very good service and flexibility – I could just sign up for diving from day to day. Boats were great and the dive masters excellent and really knew their dive sites. 

Tom Persson / Trip Advisor