Whether you’re a dedicated bubble blower or first-time diver, spending time in the colourful underwater world is sure to be a highlight of your African holiday. Diving in theZanzibar Indian Ocean is an absolute pleasure: coral reefs teem with fish of every conceivable size and shape; dolphins, turtles and manta rays are often seen; and the translucent water not only makes for excellent visibility but is also wonderfully warm.
For the best of two very different worlds, we highly recommend combining your Africa diving holiday with a Big 5 safari: Zanzibar and Mafia tropical coastline is a short flight from anywhere in East Africa’s Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya or Tanzania. A variety of dive destinations can be found off Africa’s Indian Ocean coastline,the world-renowned dive sites off Mafia and Pemba Islands can be easily added to an East Africa safari; Beginners would do well to explore the calm water and shallow reefs surrounding the island of Mauritius while more experienced divers can opt for exciting drift dives off Pemba Island in Tanzania or the magnificent coral walls in the largely unmapped waters of Mozambique’s Quirimbas Archipelago.
Our clients quickly discover that the focus of our Africa diving holidays is by no means restricted to the world below the waves. From family-friendly beach villas in the Bazaruto Archipelago to exclusive honeymoon hideouts on the private islands of the Seychelles, our recommended diving holidays usher in high levels of service and blissful locations on powdery-white tropical beaches.