A worry-free diving holiday

Below we list some of the questions we get asked most frequently. If you still have any questions after reading these, do not hesitate to contact us.

Where can I stay?

East Africa Diving is based in Nungwi on the north tip of the island and close to the popular Mnemba Atoll. There is a great variety of accommodation in Nungwi, we have Hotels, Bungalow that range from BackPacker Hotels, Boutique Hotels up to 5 Star Resorts. East Africa Diving is the preferred dive centre in some of the hotels and have dive shops or a representative in these hotels. If you want us to assist with your accommodation, send us an  with your requirements and we will gladly assist.

How do I pay?

Zanzibar uses US$ as their foreign currency. As only the bigger hotels accept credit cards (VISA and Mastercard), it is advisable to bring cash. There is no ATM in Nungwi where you can draw cash. At East Africa Diving you can pay us with US$, Euro or Schillings in cash or Bank transfer to our Euro account in Germany or credit card (VISA and Mastercard).

When is the best time to visit?

Dive conditions are good all-year-round Sept, Oct, Nov as well as March, Apr is the best dive conditions with less tourists around. The high season is July – Aug and end December.

Can I rent a car?

Yes, with a valid international drivers licence and if you are brave enough for our roads with cows, chickens, pot-holes and dala dallas.

Are there internet / email facilities?

Yes, most hotels and many restaurants now have interet – sometimes slow, sometimes fast. Nungwi also have a few internet cafes.

How do I get to Zanzibar?

Zanzibar has an international airport and quite a few airlines fly direct to the island or you can book a flight via Dar es Salaam where a smaller plane brings you from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar. We can gladly help you with a transfer from the airport to Nungwi.

Does Zanzibar have medical facilities?

As one of the poorest countries in the world our medical facilities are also not the best. There are a few doctors and pharmacies on the island. As Zanzibar is a dive destination, we have a decompression chamber as well as a DAN doctor that is responsible for the chamber.

What other activities can I do in Zanzibar?

Besides diving, there is also City-, Spice Farm-, Sunset- and Jet Ski Safari tours, as well as Deep-sea Fishing. Whatever activity you’d like to do, we can help.