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The nearby Mnemba Atoll is one of the best diving spots in Zanzibar. Its warm water, around 27C (80F), and good visibility allow our guests to discover a colourful marine life. Since it is a popular diving location, fishes are used to divers’ presence and our guests can observe ocean animal life at a close distance and appreciate its beauty. It is a stunning diving location both for experts and beginners. The surrounding waters are rich in a large number of such beautiful tropical reef fishes and marine creatures as the majestic whale sharks, who migrate past Zanzibar between August and November, and rare species of nudibranchs. A popular destination for experienced divers is a sheer drop-off called the Big Wall, which plunges steeply from 35m to 70m. Here you can observe dolphins and turtles swimming in the blue water. Other sites include drift diving locations along the western area, the lunar landscape of Wattabomi, and the reef at Kichwani, whose corals rise meters above the surface. Leven Bank, north of Milele, is an exciting place for experienced divers with depths from 18 to 30 meters. Here you can see such big game fishes as tunas, king fishes, barracudas, trevallies, wrasses, big moray eels, and other reef fishes. Our partner Aquarius, a nearby PADI dive centre, can offer introductory lessons to beginners and arrange excursions to interesting diving locations off the coast of Zanzibar. All the equipment will be provided to our guests at the dive center and it is regularly checked.