Diving & snorkelling in Tanzania

Best diving and snorkelling retreats in Tanzania

Offshore from Tanzania's coast and islands are some first-class sites for snorkelling and diving - and between the keen divers in Expert Africa's team, we've dived quite a lot of these. Call us and we'll always be happy to discuss the options from our personal experience.

We have a separate web-page with comments on Diving & snorkelling around Zanzibar (which includes Mnemba Island and Chumbe Island) - but away from this two other islands are particularly well-known for their pristine coral reefs:

North of Zanzibar, Pemba Island has some excellent dives, although because of its currents, which are sometimes quite strong, we recommend it for more experienced divers.

South of Zanzibar, Mafia Island is a lovely quiet spot, with a lagoon which suits learners and newly-qualified divers, and more challenging wall dives outside the lagoon where big fish make for very exciting dives.

Both islands have only a few lodges. Below are some ideas for where to stay when you are diving or snorkelling in these areas. Read more by clicking on the lodge names - and if you like what you see, then add it to your list of favourites…

5 of our favourite diving and snorkelling retreats in Tanzania