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“Snorkeling with dolphin bonus”
Review of Mnemba Atoll

Mnemba Atoll
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Half Day Zanzibar Mnemba Atoll Marine Reserve...
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Spent a most enjoyable hour snorkeling the reef around Mnemba and also swimming with a pod of dolphins. The dolphins were actually mostly about 15 feet below us in the water, though I watched 2 ascend, spiraling to the surface. I was happy that they could escape the 15 to 20 people in the water when they wanted. The water was comfortable temperature, the reef and fish were lovely, though not as varied and colorful as I've experienced in Fiji. Still, it was a lovely way to spend a morning. Wear waterproof sunblock and a t-shirt over your swimsuit, this is only about 6 degrees south of the equator and the sun is quite fierce - you can burn quickly!

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Lots of good dives here - however if you come from the mainland you are likely restricted to the common dives and less than 20 meters. We stayed at the atoll itself, so I could dive in the afternoon and do deeper dives where there were nobody around. That is worth it and I would go back to do more diving here.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We did 2 dives at Mnemba Island and those were the best on Zanzibar we did so far.
Visibility was around 12-16m with no currents.
You can see large schools of fish and good quality corals. We even saw turtles, 6 dolphins and stingrays, but sharks were missing.
The other dives we did in Jambiani have not been that good when compared to Mnemba Atoll.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Apparently, it is always good weather at this side of the island!! We took of in Nungwi in the rain, but we arrived at Mnemba in the sun. After spotting some dolphins, we had some time to snorkel (nice corals...) and to spend at a sand bank !! Was one of the most beautiful beaches we ever saw.

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Went there from Nungwi - first you have one and a half hour boat ride that's very bumpy and everyone will be soaked which isn't very fun. Then you get to the Atoll - a small bleached coral reef that barely has any fish but is crowded with boats from tours and other people that you will be bumping into when snorkelling.

The lunch that was included in our trip was also quite bad but that may be only our tour company's fault.

And after all that you get to sit on the boat for another 90 minutes to get back to Nungwi. That was a horrible waste of a day.

Not giving one star only because we got to see the dolphins on our way there and that was really great as they were swimming next to our boat.

Thank bmatys91
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