Frequently Asked Questions
When is it best to visit Zanzibar and when is the best time for diving?
July – December
Ideal months to visit Zanzibar. As the months get closer to December the temperature increases towards low thirties. Visibility is at its best with very low winds.
December – March
The equivalent of summer. Long and sunny days with clear skies. It can be a bit windy but average temperatures range from mid twenties to low thirties celsius. Ideal time for romantic evenings. The wind usually affects visibility in the water and if the wind gets too rough we might cancel some dive sites. We will inform you if bad weather is predicted.
March – June
In the early mornings one can expect heavy rains. Mid-day usually clears up although evenings and nights might be cloudy and again rainy.
How big are the dive groups?
At an average we have 3-5 persons per Dive Master. As for student groups we try to keep them at 2-3 persons per instructor.
What’s a typical dive-day like?
We start early in the morning, trying to be on our way at 08:30 at the latest. The best is to arrive around half hour before departure to fit all the equipment and to get ready. At our office you’ll find some tea or coffee while you wait. Did you forget about breakfast? Don’t worry, you can have some traditional African breakfast with us!
A day usually consists of two dives. The first one is directly upon arrival. Once your back on the boat we’ll have some refreshments and a snack. Usually we wait at least one our as a safety measure. Then on to the next spot. Once finished we return to base, time is usually in the early afternoon.
How many dives can I do in one day?
We usually make maximum 2 dives in one day. 3 dives is possible with one night dive or late afternoon.
It’s a long time since my last dive, what can I do?
Diving is like riding a bike, it’s remembered in your muscles. If you feel insecure, we’ll cover the basics and give you a refresh test in the water before the dive. Just let us know and we’ll organise it some day before your actual dive.