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Dive Sites of Pemba

With our fast boat we are able to visit the 25 dives site of Pemba North-West coast in a short time! 

All the dive site can be adapted for each different diving level, from beginners to advanced divers. 

Tropical coral reef systems, steep walls and tidal currents that bring in the pelagic fish make Pemba a top dive destination. Though visited by few tourists it has been kept under the radar all this time. 

 

Our dives are exclusive and personalized. We always dive in a small groups and you will be the only one to explore the Pemba underwater world. We dive with high performance gear only, fast diving boat with an experienced crew and a high standard of safety. 

 

No other tourist boat at the horizon, that makes diving expeditions much more exciting!

Reefs & Corals

Walls

Visibility

Big Fish

Currents

Snorkeling

Wrecks & Caves

Fun

INFOS

Visibility:

15m to 50m (45ft to 150ft)


Depths:

10m to 45m (30ft to 100 ft)


Water temperature:

min 24°C - max 30°C (75-84°F)

Best time to visit:

Diving conditions are all year round good, but Afro Divers is close during the month of may for the raining month.

Diving on Pemba Island  

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Pemba dive sites are world renowned and this is for a reason. Pemba a big island and it has a lot of coral reefs. Afro Divers is situated on the North West of Pemba and we mainly run trips to the dive sites on the North West up to the South West.

The dives here are magnificent and pristine, with more than twenty different dive sites.

Our fast boat allow us to visit all these dive sites and travel all the est coast.

 

Tropical coral reef systems, steep walls and tidal currents that bring in the pelagic fish make Pemba a top dive destination. Though visited by few tourists it has been kept under the radar all this time. 

 

Our dives are exclusive and personalized. We always dive in a small groups and you will be the only one to explore the Pemba underwater world. We dive with high performance gear only, fast diving boat with an experienced crew and a high standard of safety. 

 

No other tourist boat at the horizon, that makes diving expeditions much more exciting!

The diving in Pemba is exciting thanks to its deep and crystal clear water, like the Pemba Channel.

The tidal difference is more than four meters this is creating a lot of currents, especially between the small islands surrounding Pemba, that create small channels. These channels we call gaps. 

 

The many mangrove forests on Pemba contribute to a biodiverse and healthy ecosystem the reefs depend on.

 

Most of our dive sites are walls that drop off from an average of twelve meters down to fifty meters average and some of them going much deeper.

Drifting along the spacious dive sites should be a good reason to come to Pemba, especially when you have abundance of reef fish and the unpredictable oversized fish passing by.

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Many people know Pemba from it's deep walls dives, strong and sometimes vertical currents. This is certainly true. Some dive sites must be done with experience and some discipline. Though there is always option to find dive sites with more shelter, beautiful coral gardens, that are also not to miss dive sites!

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Many dive sites have big barrel sponges sticking out of the wall, huge fan corals  and on the top you can find table corals as big as two meter.


Reef sharks and whale sharks can be spotted on occasion but not regularly. Shark dives are often remote and deep, so the conditions and the skill level of the divers must be taken in consideration.

 

Many dive sites have cleaning stations, which are characterized by a high biodiversity of shrimps, moral eels and many other critters.  

On the surface there is a big chance of spotting schools of dolphins. 

From August to October you can spot the migrating humpback whales.

From October to February, you can spot whales sharks.

Seeing a humpback or a whale shark breaching out of the surface is a truly unforgettable experience. 

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During surface intervals there is time to go on one of the many isolated beaches to charge up for the next dive.
We are going on a
different beach every day and always bring with us some snacks ans some drinks, tea or coffee. 

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Special thanks to the photographers that make this website alive!

Carlotta Galante

Nature and street photography on Pemba

 

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Adam Sokolski

Underwater photographer

 

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Erik Willis Garstka

Nature and drone photography on Pemba

 

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Marion Haarsma

Underwater photographer

 

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