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Diving & Snorkelling on Pemba Island
Spend the day snorkelling or diving around Pemba Island. Amongst the crystal clear tropical waters of the Indian Ocean there is an abundance of fish and marine life living within the healthy coral reefs, an unforgettable experience for all nature lovers.
Reported to be the best diving in East Africa, you won't be disappointed by the variety of marine life living in the reefs off Pemba Island. The colourful, vibrant life of the sea bed is awe-inspiring whether you dive or snorkel.
The tiny sand atoll Mesali can be found within the Pemba channel, and it is advised to dive here during an incoming tide, to make the most of clearer waters and to increase the chances of seeing bigger pelagic fish. On the island of Pemba, the Fundu Lagoon is a relaxed boutique hotel with a professional team of PADI qualified instructors, all with specific local knowledge of the Mesali and waters surrounding Pemba. Whilst it is a perfect all year round destination, it may be worth considering timing your visit between November to April when Sharks migrate through the Pemba channel. Throughout the coastline of Zanzibar, most hotels will offer to arrange scuba diving expeditions and training with additional costs, and it will be easy to access the beautiful and untouched Pemba island.
An excellent day trip is to Misali Island (just a short boat ride away) where the snorkelling is incredible for beginners and experienced alike.
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