Diving around pemba island

The diving around Pemba Island, Zanzibar is nothing else but breathtaking. The untouched coral reefs surrounding the entire island make Pemba one of the top dive sites in the world. Pemba, Tanzania is the perfect place to start your dive adventure with one of the healthiest coral reefs in the Indian Ocean, a water temperature averaging at 26ºC and the best visibility of East Africa of 30-40 meters almost every day!

Dive sites in detail

Some of the dive sites around Pemba are spectacular by any standards. The deep Pemba channel rises dramatically towards the island’s west coast in near vertical walls along many of the reefs. Diving in this region is characterized by exceptionally clear, blue water drop-off’s and vibrantly healthy shallow reefs.
Hard and soft coral gardens support a proliferation of reef and pelagic fish and other marine life

pemba island

Pemba Island has been separated from the mainland of Tanzania and Zanzibar for decades, leaving an untouched and pristine island of great beauty and fertility. The mosaic of forests, swamps, mangroves, hidden beaches and lagoons is scattered with the ruins of mosques and tombs mostly reclaimed by the forest – sites that date back to Arab domination when Pemba Island was seized by the Sultan of Muscat (Oman) in the 17th century. He loved the Spice Islands and established his court in Zanzibar and ruled Muscat from there.


In addition to our excellent natural water conditions Dive 360 Pemba Dive Center has everything you need,
including a great training pool in two levels, professional dive instructors,
and guides to help you with all your diving needs!
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The Kwanini Foundation

The Kwanini Foundation has a clear vision – we want to make a positive contribution to the future of Pemba Island by working alongside the local communities to help them understand and conserve the natural world on which they depend.

‘If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’ ~ Traditional African Proverb

Why Kwanini? The Foundation believes in the power of questioning everything we do and recognising the impact of our actions not just on humankind but also on the animals and plants with which we share our planet.