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Diving & snorkelling
Diving & snorkelling
Diving & snorkelling
Diving & snorkelling
Diving & snorkelling
Diving & snorkelling
Diving & snorkelling

Dives in the Seychelles offer 30-40 meters visibility during the best months

Clear Indian Ocean waters in Mozambique's Bazaruto Archipelago

Mafia Island has shallow reefs which are perfect for snorkelling

Whether experienced or a newbie, we'll find your perfect Africa diving trip

Share the water with sea turtles, sharks and manta rays in the Seychelles

The Quirimbas Archipelago is home to some of Mozambique’s best dive sites

Two clownfish on a coral reef

Diving & snorkelling

Up close encounters with Africa's marine wildlife

The Indian Ocean off Africa's tropical coast has an incredible variety and quality of marine life. There are manta rays and whale sharks, five species of turtle, hundreds of fish species, dolphins, endless tropical coral reefs and even the occasional shy dugong.

Several of Expert Africa's team are keen divers, and we'll always be happy to advise from our personal experience to find where’s best for you.

Islands and archipelagos off Tanzania and Mozambique’s coast have a great mix of reef and deeper wall dives, as do the protected waters around some of the islands we offer in the Seychelles.

And for something completely different, the freshwater Lake Malawi has a rocky underwater environment which is home to perhaps 1000 species of brightly-coloured cichlid fish mostly found nowhere else on earth.

Our top diving and snorkelling holidays

Ask us about the best areas and lodges in Africa for diving and snorkelling adventures.



Fundu Lagoon

For diving off the coast of Tanzania, Fundu Lagoon offers plenty of choice. The Pemba Channel offers some extremely challenging drift dives and the chance to see the larger pelagic fish, while for gentler dives and snorkelling there are the reefs around Misali Island.


Pole Pole

Pole Pole offers fantastic diving in the Mafia Island Marine Park. This is some of the best diving on the East African coast. When we were last there, diving cost $40 for a single dive and $300 for a 10-dive package (plus $20 a day equipment-hire fee).

Chole Mjini

Scuba diving in Mafia Island Marine Park is superb, and if you come here between October and March you may get the chance to swim with whale sharks.


Benguerra Lodge

Benguerra has a fully-equipped dive centre and NAUI dive courses are offered. The reefs are pristine and rich in a variety of fish and coral species; with a range of depths to suit beginner and experienced divers, and snorkellers too.


Azura Benguerra

Azura has a PADI Dive Centre with new, top-of-the-range 'Scubapro' equipment. The reefs are rich in a variety of fish and coral species, and offer a range of depths and reef topography to suit both beginners and experienced divers, and snorkellers too.


North Island

With clear water, a variety of fish and experienced dive masters, North Island’s luxurious private villas make a superb base for diving and snorkelling holidays in the Seychelles. Guided scuba dives start from the well-equipped Dive and Activity Centre.


Kaya Mawa

Lake Malawi offers some of the best freshwater snorkeling and diving in the world. There are plenty of brightly-coloured and often endemic cichlid fish; the lake is always warm and the currents are usually moderate.


Anantara Bazaruto

The reefs around Bazaruto Island are in excellent condition - and this resort has its own dive centre


Manta Resort

For diving and snorkelling in Zanzibar, Manta Resort on Pemba Island offers coral reefs and – for experienced divers only – waters with exhilarating currents. And in its new Underwater Room you have the underwater world around you, even while you’re sleeping!


Matemwe Lodge

Guided snorkelling and diving trips can easily be arranged at this very well run and long-established east coast favourite. The beautiful coral gardens and reef sections around Mnemba Island are easily accessible from Matemwe Lodge.

Chumbe Island Lodge

Chumbe Island has some of the most pristine coral gardens in Tanzania and reef around the island has plenty of fish and coral. To help preserve them, scuba diving isn't allowed here, but guided snorkelling trips are a wonderful experience.


Breezes Beach Club

Breezes Beach Club has the Rising Sun Dive Centre on site, where you can join one of the PADI scuba diving courses on offer. If you already have your certification you can head straight out on one of their organised dives to the nearby reefs.

Diving and snorkelling holidays in Africa

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Diving & snorkelling in Malawi

Malawi

As a body of fresh water, Lake Malawi has a high alkalinity and exceedingly high proportion of ...

Diving & snorkelling in Mozambique

Mozambique

From clownfish and angelfish, over rays and sharks, to whales and dugongs - they can all be found ...

Diving & snorkelling in Seychelles

Seychelles

Set in the heart of the sparkling blue Indian Ocean, the Seychelles offers perfect conditions for ...

Diving & snorkelling in Tanzania

Tanzania

Offshore from Tanzania's coast and islands are some first-class sites for snorkelling and diving ...

Diving & snorkelling in Zanzibar

Zanzibar

The Zanzibar archipelago is surrounded by coral reefs, hidden in the sparkling blue waters of the ...

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