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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent place to improve your diving skills, or just have a great time underwater. I did my rescue diver certification here, and also observed in part various other trainings in progress. In each case there was a lot of personal attention from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank mauriceqq
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

The day started at 830 and we got back around 3pm. It’s about an hour and half to Mnemba on a dhow which in itself is a lovely way to travel. We stopped to snorkel at 2 different spots off Mnemba and were accompanied in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank benjyk
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This was the one thing that we wish to forget on our honeymoon. On Monday the 22nd of October 2018 we went on a snorkeling trip and I assured my Wife this would be an experience of a life time and boy was it!!!! There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank harrybaladakis
chrisGoodwin, Owner at Zanzibar Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Dear Harry, We are sorry to hear that you had a Horrid Experience. Having spoken to other guests, its seems other people don't think the same. Our traditional dhow's which are designed and are made for the East African sea's can stand big swell and...More

Reviewed 22 October 2018

I did my OPEN WATER here for a lot of money and I never got the CERTIFICATE. HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. No solutions from Director of the school.More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank X1111S
chrisGoodwin, Owner at Zanzibar Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Dear Fellow Student, All students that complete their Padi course receive their cards from PADI directly and not from us, as we do not make and send the cards out, that is done by PADI. Please can you kindly check with PADI and see if...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We made a SEAFARI trip for 2 with snorkeling. Everything was nice and fine, crew was very friendly, a lot of fishes and the food was very good. Overall it was a nice trip. Not so good: boat speed and we spent a lot of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bodanelu
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed the course and my first diving, it was awesome! The place is amazing and the instructor was very helpful and patient. I 100% recommend it if you want to have fun. Love it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lucia M
Reviewed 23 August 2018

On the day before, I was not sure about booking. The instructor was friendly and convinced me for booking with them. Basically, he said 2 things in order to convince me: We will go really slow (he will be all the time with me) and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank CristinaCBL
chrisGoodwin, Owner at Zanzibar Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you very much for this review. Zanzibar Watersports which was established in 2007, takes price in offering a hight level of service and along with professional training. Regarding your situation, we along with all other diving companies do have in place a " No...More

Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Ooooh my my we had a blast ... what a nice nice, What a hey, Zanzibar Watersport was the tops hey.. ..the Zanzibar watersport boys treated us very well heyy hahahahaha...fun fun fun all the way

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tyani N
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Yesterday we went diving to Mnemba with the family, my parents experienced divers and me a discovery dive. I was super relaxed and really loved it, had my own private instructor who accompanied me and explained everything really well. We had a great day and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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MichelleZanzibar, Manager at Zanzibar Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Good day Laura, Thank you for writing a review on your diving experience with us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time and that diving was a memorable experience for you, now you just have to keep on diving! You are...More

Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

You can’t lay on Nungwi beach, or walk along the sand without being accosted every two minutes by a “beach boy” trying to sell you a snorkelling excursion or an ebony nameplate. Other travellers and our hotel manager had cautioned against booking with these roving...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Don_G_Wright
MichelleZanzibar, Manager at Zanzibar Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Good day Don_G_Wright, Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated. Firstly, we are very happy to hear that our pricing structure is at a good rate compared to the local guys selling excursions. We have decided to keep our pricing structure...More

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