Mbwangawa

A huge hard coral formation surrounded by stunning soft coral. You will find a pinnacle of coral and different types of fishes. The visibility is good.

Home to many reef fish, rays, Scorpion leaf fish, turtles, lobster, eels, and guitarfish.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 12 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Nyumba Ya Casa

This is a fun dive site as it is considered the house for the turtles. It also has a pinnacle covered in soft sponges.

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A sloping reef running parallel to the northeast coast from 10 meters. A big variety of hard and soft coral with a big section of plate coral. The visibility is almost always good.

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Shane’s

Shane’s is one of the most special reefs to locals in this area. It always surprises with weird, rare marine life. This is a must dive for photographers and macro lovers! Depth ranges between 6 to 25 meters.

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Levenbank

Levenbank is a deep dive and is best for advanced divers. It is in the middle of the Indian ocean with a maximum depth of 35 m. You will dive from the deep area to the shallow area where a pinnacle can be found covered in hard and soft/sponge coral.

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Kichafi

Depth at this site is between 12m and 18m. There are big rolling stretches of plate corals with small schools of fish, such as yellow snapper, darting in and out, and interesting creatures within. Healthy patches of soft corals make up the center of this dive site.

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Misoli Reef averages from 12 to 40 meters deep. It has a large coral island located in a big area of white sand, typical to Zanzibar. Fish life is less abundant here compared to other sites, but many nudibranchs and other small critters can be found, making it a treasure for photographers and macro life lovers.

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Leon’s Wall is a beautiful unspoiled reef, covered with soft corals and sponges with depths ranging from 12-40 meters. You can avoid the crowds at this dive site, while you enjoy all kinds of marine life.

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This dive site is in the middle of the ocean and is a drift dive. You will find some pinnacle with sponges and hard coral. It is a tidal dive so make sure you make this dive when it is low tide.

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Mwana Wa Mwana

Mwana Wa Mwana is a favorite local dive site. Depth ranges from 2m to 15m. The name of this site means baby of the baby in Swahili. Mwana wa Mwana is a small island north of Tumbatu; in low tide, the two islands are connected by a sandbank.

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Nankivell

Depth at this site is between 6m and 16m. Another patch reef, this is a more concentrated area than Hunga. It generally has excellent visibility and is a pleasure to dive while exploring the reefs of Zanzibar.

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