A few things that makes us stand out

how we operate



East Africa Diving is not only very well located for your diving holiday in Zanzibar, we have much more to offer:

Here are a few reasons why we stand out from the rest:

  • PADI 5 star diving center
  • Dedicated and professional staff
  • High standards of safety and equipment
  • Regular equipment maintenance
  • DAN Safety Partner (you can take out temporary or annual DAN diving insurance through us)
  • All-transparent pricing – no hidden costs
  • Free use of the Internet (WLAN)
  • Free storage of your personal diving equipment
  • Emergency oxygen

some reviews via Google:

Hajra Rifat
Hajra Rifat
This was my first dive experience. I'm not a very confident swimmer but Khamis my instructor was very clear and calm with his instructions. If you simply enjoy taking your time and observing the underwater world then I recommend it. You need to remember to stay calm and listen to instructions and it's a safe, fun way to spend your time on holiday. The owners, Delene and Michael, are well experienced and made the booking very easy. If I return to Zanzibar I'll definitely dive with them again.
Eva Muxel
Eva Muxel
Es hat einfach alles geklappt SUPER
Riivo Roose
Riivo Roose
Cowlishious diving experience
Said Ally Said
Said Ally Said
This is very good place to dive
Veronika Kováčová
Veronika Kováčová
We enyoi 4 beautiful diving days with this company we saw many thing everyone in diving center is very friendly helpfull and we had really fun with everyone good servise quality for a good price thank you guys for everithing ❤
The dive centre has good quality equipment and a speed boat (you’ll see some other dive centres have very old boats). The woman and guy who seem to own the place are very friendly, however, the dive master was the least enthusiastic person for diving I have met. During the dive he seemed to be paying no attention to what was around or looking to spot any fish on the trip with us (there were only 3 of us on the dive) and quite he frankly looked bored the whole time. The price of the diving I was told included lunch, which was a small doughnut and some pineapple and the price of 2 dives was relatively expensive. At the end of the dive he or the other staff made no intention of sitting down to note details for log books or discuss any of the dive / fish etc. and I actively had to ask him for the dive times and depth etc. I’ve dived in a number of countries and never experienced a dive centre that didn’t care about checking in after or at least offering. The lack of enthusiasm and looking bored the whole time really ruined the diving for me and so I don’t dive any other days with this company.
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How we operate

Welcome to East Africa Diving in Nungwi on the northern tip of Zanzibar. Whether you are an experienced diver or a beginner diving the beautiful reefs of Zanzibar, we have experienced and dedicated diving instructors and dive masters who are experts in the underwater world and you will have a truly unforgettable experience during your stay.

We cater for individual divers, families, small and large groups and also offer private rentals.

SNORKELING: If you are not a diver, after a short practice you can also join the divers or show them some great snorkeling spots. Often with a dolphin encounter.

Our Trips

We normally start our 2 tank diving trips at 8:30am (depending on tides) to allow you to return to the hotel around lunchtime. We do our 2 dives at 2 different dive sites. All of our dives are boat dives and the boat trips last between 15 and 50 minutes from our dive shop.

We provide snacks and drinking water on all trips. You bring your sunscreen and nothing else.


We offer two different snorkelling locations, Mnemba Atoll featuring an abundance of tropical fish, coral formations and very often dophins, yes, you can swim with them too.

Great fun for the whole family.

Tumbatu Island with the two different places. Ras Misikitini and Mwana wa Mwana. There you will see many tropical fish, often a turtle and the most stunning colorful hard and soft coral formations.

For both trips, we provide you with a snorkelling guide, life jackets, drinking water and snacks.

Our Boats

East Africa Diving uses 2 types of boats:  

1. A traditional wooden dhow, lots of space, lots of shade for the hot months and ideal for the nearby reefs.

2. Fast RIBs for the more distant dive sites, to cut down on the time to get there.

  • All boats have oxygen on board
  • On request you can always hire a boat for your private hire.

Our facilities and gear

East Africa Diving is located on Nungwi Beach, in close proximity to most hotels and guesthouses.

We use 10 and 12 liter steel tanks.

DIN or YOKE, no adapter required.

ScubaPro regulator

ScubaPro, Cressi and Aqualung jackets

Long and short 5mm wetsuits

To fill clean air, we use 2 BAUER compressors, both with integrated BAUER SECURUS PURE AIR systems.

On request we offer NITROX up to 38%

some reviews via Tripadvisor:

  • star rating  Absolutely fantastic, did four dives, first two were off the RIB and second two off the fibreglass boat. Excellent guides, correct kit sizing, no problems with dive times.

    avatar thumb Dazeyduke76
    February 26, 2023
  • star rating  We booked with EAD after confirmimg their professionalism, with our hotel.
    My son at 15 years were to achieve Open Water-certificate. Hamish the diving instructor was fabolous, caring while... read more

    avatar thumb 670oleh
    February 12, 2023
  • star rating  Nice dive operation short stroll from hotels. Right on beach very convenient. Zanzibar was last stop after 3 weeks in Rwanda and Kenya on safari and trek. ... read more

    avatar thumb MikeJennyQ
    December 31, 2022
  • star rating  Great Dive Operator - My wife and I, and two friends, went diving and snorkeling today out of Nungwi and had a great time with East African Diving. The boat ride was very... read more

    Michael T
    September 4, 2022
  • star rating  Not good. - Not ethical at all. They chase the dolphins, and even surround them so they get stressed. Don't reccomend.

    August 12, 2022
  • star rating  Wonderful diving and surprise swimming with dolphins! - We came to Zanzibar after a couple of weeks of safaris across Kenya and Tanzania. During our stay, we did a 2-tank dive at the Mnemba Atoll which was... read more

    August 11, 2022
  • star rating  Best logistics and professionalism ever! - For sure the best logistics and service in diving in NUNGWI.. experienced by more than 20 years in the place. ! Thanks for the great dives!

    May 21, 2022
  • star rating  For sure the best logistics and service in diving in NUNGWI.. experienced by more than 20 years in the place. ! Thanks for the great dives!

    Alex D
    May 1, 2022
  • star rating  PADI OW certification - Best place for scuba diving in north Zanzibar. I got my PADI open water certification with them. I had a quick WhatsApp chat with the owner Delene and soon I... read more

    April 16, 2022
  • star rating  Best place for scuba diving in north Zanzibar. I got my PADI open water certification with them. I had a quick WhatsApp chat with the owner Delene and soon I... read more

    Pablo V
    April 1, 2022
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