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Dive Point Zanzibar is a PADI 5 STAR RESORT with a friendly and professional dive center that offers all PADI Courses (recreational and TecRec). The knowledgeable and safety-conscious PADI trained instructors and divemasters are located inside Sunshine Marine Lodge in Zanzibar.




Dive Point Zanzibar is located inside Sunshine Marine Lodge, which is situated on the eastern side of Zanzibar island, in the village of Matemwe. Zanzibar is an island off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa. The lodge and dive center are about an hour's drive from Zanzibar International Airport.


Dive Overview

Divers exploring the tropical Indian Ocean waters of Zanzibar, Tanzania, and Kenya are in for a treat with an array of marine life to discover. In the inshore reef sites, divers can spot a myriad of reef fish, including ribbon eels, fire dartfish, octopus, moray eels, and giant groupers. Larger species like barracuda, yellowfin tuna, and trevally also patrol the inner reef walls, while reef sharks and dolphins are a year-round sight. The Kisite Marine Reserve is a hotspot for manta ray sightings.

[Read More: Zanzibar, Tanzania & Kenya Dive Travel Guide] 

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Types of Rooms, Amenities and Photos

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The Sunshine Marine Lodge offers a variety of accommodation options to suit every need, from couples seeking a romantic getaway to families on a tropical vacation. The lodge features 17 spacious and tastefully decorated rooms and suites, all with private balconies or verandas that provide breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.

Each room is equipped with modern amenities, including air conditioning, ceiling fans, mosquito nets, mini-fridges, and en-suite bathrooms with hot showers. The lodge also offers 24-hour room service and laundry service for guests’ convenience.

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Deluxe Room

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Family Suite

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Dive Information

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Sunshine Marine Lodge has a PADI certified dive center with experienced instructors who offer a range of courses, from beginner to professional level. The center provides all the necessary equipment, including a compressor and tanks, and takes guests to explore the vibrant marine life of the Indian Ocean.

With over 30 dive sites in the area, the center offers a variety of diving experiences, including reef dives, wall dives, and night dives. Divers can encounter an array of tropical species, including reef fish, ribbon eels, fire dartfish, octopus, moray eels, groupers, barracudas, yellowfin tuna, trevally, reef sharks, dolphins, manta rays, and even whale sharks and humpback whales during the right season.

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Packages & Rates

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All rates are in USD and per person. Valid until January 6, 2024.

PackageLow SeasonHigh Season
DiverNon DiverDiverNon Diver
3 Nights / 4 Dives$ 582.00$ 372.00$ 650.00$ 441.00
4 Nights / 6 Dives$ 787.00$ 477.00$ 878.00$ 569.00
5 Nights / 8 Dives$ 986.00$ 581.00$ 1,100.00$ 695.00
6 Nights / 10 Dives$ 1,161.00$ 685.00$ 1,299.00$ 822.00
7 Nights / 10 Dives$ 1,265.00$ 789.00$ 1,426.00$ 950.00



  • Accommodations in double Deluxe Suite with Garden View
  • Half board - breakfast and 3-course dinner, no drinks
  • 2 guided boat dives per day
  • Equipment, water, fruits, and snacks on the boat during diving trip
  • Mnemba Conservation Fees
  • Airport return transfers



  • Low Season: 15.03.23 - 30.06.23, 01.11.23 - 22.12.23
  • High Season: 07.01.23 - 14.03.23, 0.07.23 - 31.10.23
  • Peak Season: 23.12.23 - 06.01.24

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Rates & Availability

For more information on rates, availability and to book, drop us an email at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us today at 310-915-6677. We will gladly help you plan your dream vacation!

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Practical Information

  • Local Currency:  Tanzanian shilling (TZS)
  • Accepted Payment: Cash & Credit Card (American Express, Mastercard & Visa)
  • International Airport: Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
  • Language: French & English
  • Time Zone: UTC+4

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Underwater Gallery 

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Reviews (1)


I dived with Dive Point Zanzibar in November 2023 and thought they were excellent. The center, located within the grounds of Sunshine Marine Lodge, is very organised and professionally run and I was impressed by their service and staff.

The dive center itself has a large equipment storage and hanging area and plenty of rental equipment for guests that don't want to bring their own. There are rinse tanks and also a dedicated pool for training (we used it for rinsing our cameras). The center manager is a keen macro photographer so was happy to give us advice on the best sites for photography.

We spent 2 days diving with them - a 2-tank dive at Mnemba Island on day 1 followed by a trip over to Nungwi for a 2-tank dive the following day. On the first day the low tide meant we were bussed to a nearby beach to walk out to the dive boat. On other days, depending on the tide, you can board the boat at the resort jetty. The boats are medium-sized wooden pangas with full shade. The tanks are stored in the center of the boat and we built our equipment on the boat, donned it just before diving and rolled in. After the dive, we removed our equipment and climbed up a ladder back into the boat. We stayed out on the boat for the surface interval and were provided water and refreshments between the dives.

Our local guide was very knowledgable and enthusiastic. He was great at spotting things and also let us dive at our own pace so we didn't feel rushed at all. Dive times were maximum 50 minutes as they were concerned about fitting in 2 dives within the tidal window. We had our own dive guide 2:1 which was great for us!

I would highly recommend diving with Dive Point Zanzibar.

Visited on 11/2023 - Submitted on 01/10/2024


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