The PADI Open Water course is great for those of you who want to become certified scuba divers. Completing the course in Zanzibar is like a dream come true! Experience blue green waters, powder sand beaches and spectacular lush fauna that you can only find on a tropical island.
If you have never dived before, don't be shy and feel free to come and try! Simon and Malou are the most calm and patient instructors ever and their dive centre is a great place to learn scuba diving thanks to its own pool and a spacious classroom specially designed and dedicated for diving activities.
With the PADI Open Water course, you'll have a theory lesson that will explain all the ins and outs of scuba diving in detail, making sure you have all the necessary skills to be comfortable once you're in water. You'll then have a pool session, giving you the chance to put the theory into practice in the safe environment of a diving pool and under the watchful eye of your expert scuba diving instructor.
Now onto the fun part, you'll have 4 open water dives where you can explore the subaquatic world of Zanzibar to your heart's content. After this course the Tanzanian coast will no longer be a mystery for you.
The dive centre uses three dive boats: two 9 meter wooden diving dhows called "Pole Pole" ("slowly slowly" in Swahili) and "Kati Kati"" ("in between" in Swahili), not very fast but comfortable, used more for closer dive sites. They also have an 8 meter Superduck called "Pili Pili" ("spicy spicy" in Swahili), with two 85 hp Yamaha engines which enables you to travel to further reefs. The boats are equipped with Oxygen and First Aid kits.
The regulators and BCDs are from SCUBAPRO. They also have 5 mm, long and short REEF wet suites in variety of sizes. The tanks are 10 and 12 l steel SCUBAPRO, both DIN and INT. Dive Point Zanzibar prides itself on taking great care of its equipment by having it regularly checked and serviced from certified technicians.
The tanks are filled with a Bauer compressor also bought brand new in 2013. Thanks to regular service and SECURUS system that has been installed the diving centre has the Bauer Pure Air Station Certificate. Everyone likes to breathe fresh air.
Sometimes the dive centre will combine divers and snorkelers on one boat and sometimes they're sent separately, it all depends on the situation.