Snorkeling in Zanzibar

Arrange Snorkeling, sunbathing and swimming while having beach relaxing with Monda Africa Tours & Safaris.

Zanzibar Island is a most beautiful island which offers good sites for snorkeling with great Sea sports adventures. It is advised to have your Zanzibar snorkel when the tide starts to come in instead of when it’s outgoing because it brings sediment and lowers the visibility. Some considered Snorkeling and diving Zanzibarbest months to be between September to march but anytime is good time for swim with dolphins and Snorkeling Zanzibar.

Here is a list of a notably good places

  • Prison Island snorkeling Zanzibar-  the best place for Zanzibar snorkeling about 20minutes off the Stone town of Zanzibar
  • Chumbe Island Marine Sanctuary-the best place for snorkeling Zanzibar about 35m N W of the main beach. A permit is required at the Marine park but worth it,it serves two purpose,conservation and good Zanzibar snorkeling
  • Leven Bank- north of Ras Nungwi is the best dive spot on high slack tide.Boat dives are also available here but no snorkeling
  • Mnemba Island-south-east of Nungwi high tide current offers very good diving and okay for snorkeling
  • Bawe Island   near Stone Town,divers have to overcome high current tide but the best dives in the east of the island
  • Nyange-south west offers excellent marine life with stone fish, scorpion fish
  • Pwaku,murogo and mwamba ukombe-south of Stone Town where big parrot fish and jelly fish can be seen.
  • Hunga sekina,Pembe-excellent subject to current.Intresting fish like large spinney lobster,crocodile fish,scorpion fish,dusky batfish,eagle rays and barracuda can be seen.
  • Mbwangawa,chakatuni Ametatu Kitchafi,Haji-north east of island well known for good ranges of reefs suitable for all levels of diving.

The highlight or the treasure of snorkeling in Zanzibar is to spotHippocampus the seahorse,a very hard to find species sometimes transparent because it changes color.It has armoured plates all over their body and belong to Syngnathide family which include pipefish. They are notably the only species in which the males get pregnant while the females produce eggs.The males carry the eggs for 40-50 days.

Although it is claimed the salty waters of the Indian Ocean corrodes every skeleton of a ship or a plane at an amazing speed, there is hope.In the form of a the Great Northern sunk in 1900.The hull is broken in two pieces and the shape is intact

It has become part of reef of Stone Town and can be enjoyed.The other search is for a small plane that crashed in 2004 in the channel between Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.Some independent divers are still looking for the whereckage.

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