Dive Courses

Zanzibar Divers offer's a number of PADI dive courses for all levels of divers. All of our courses are conducted by experienced PADI instructors and taught to the highest standards.

For those wanting to try their first ever underwater experience we have the Discover scuba diver, this short introductory experience is ideal to fit into even the shortest of holidays. The experience last 2-3hours and includes a brief theory introduction, a lesson of basic diving skills in shallow water and one open water dive.

Those looking for more of a challenge can try the Open water diver course. This 3-4 day course includes diving theory, skills and open water dives and results in a fully certified and confident diver.

For those already qualified and looking for more of a challenge the Advanced open water course allows the customer to choose the areas of interest in which they wish to learn. During the course divers learn navigation and deep diving (up to 30m) and can pick from a number of other topics such as search and recovery, night diving and drift diving.

Rescue diver is a course for those looking to take a step up in the diving ladder. The focus of this course is to give the basic knowledge for preventing and helping other divers in emergency situations. This course includes a first aid qualification and is geared towards already experience and confident divers.

The divemaster course is the first level of professional diving qualifications. It is best completed over a longer time period (1 month) in order for divemasters to gain confidence underwater, experience in guiding customers and assisting instructors teaching dive courses. On becoming a PADI divemaster it is possible to find work in the diving industry all across the world. Contact us for information regarding divemaster course options, including long term internhips.

Course Prices
Discover Scuba diving - $120 (+ $50 for second dive)
Open water- $ 500 (3-4 days)
Advanced open water – $450 (3 days)
Rescue diver – On request
Divemaster- On request

Theory for all dive course can be completed before arriving in Zanzibar, in order to maximise holiday time. Please enquire for our e-learning options.


Enjoy the incredible underwater world with Zanzibar Divers!