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Idyllic beaches, lush forests and historic architecture: what you see in Zanzibar above the surface of the ocean is just the beginning. Take a dive under the water and the Indian Ocean will reveal an aquarium full of bright colours. The water is always around 27 degrees Celsius and visibility is excellent ─ sometimes up to 60 metres.
The underwater world around Zanzibar is full of beautiful coral walls and vast reefs suitable for divers of all levels. Near Stone Town you will also find a number of wrecks that attract a rich diversity of fish and other sea life. Due to the relatively high temperature of the Indian Ocean there is little algae growth and the water is clear. Novice divers will feel most comfortable on the quieter west coast, whereas experienced divers will also enjoy exploring the east coast.
“With luck you may encounter sea turtles and octopuses”