Zanzibar has a wealth of varied dive sites with different topography and conditions in East Africa. There are sites with wall diving, continuous reefs, jigsaw-esque coral bommies, with such an array of dive sites, there is something for every skill level of diver. With Zanzibar being close to the equator, water temperatures do not vary much, the year average is 27°C.
In terms of marine life around the dive sites of Zanzibar you will always find a myriad of tropical reef fish, blue spotted rays, moray and ribbon eels, and other regularly seen species including octopus, barracuda, green turtles and hawksbill turtles. For some lucky divers they also get to see white tipped and black tipped reef sharks, and the whale shark migration season runs from September until the end of the year