Diving on Pemba Island is fantastic: healthy hard corals, dramatic walls, and stunning coral gardens, all with incredible visibility! Conservation programs have been running since 2006, and the island hosts some of East Africa's best diving and snorkeling spots. Pemba is still pretty much underdeveloped, which adds to its charm! We love the island's virgin beaches and lush hills as well. The eco-resort offers superb accommodation, a super chilled beach bar to watch the sunset, and even an underwater room!
The eco-resort has created the Kwanini Foundation to support marine and land conservation initiatives, involving the local community. One of their achievements has been the creation of a no-take zone called the Kwanini Marine Protected Area (KMPA).
For divers who want to escape the crowds, this is a great destination. Snorkelers can also enjoy it, with its shallow coral reefs and incredible visibility. Photographers wanting to take their time will love this destination too.
Pemba hosts various tropical marine habitats, including coral reefs, seagrass meadows, and mangroves. The reefs surrounding the island have been identified as a priority area for conservation by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
The Pemba channel rises towards the island’s west coast in near-vertical walls along many of the reefs. Coral gardens are in spectacular shape, with plenty of colorful fish and some beautiful macro life.
In the remote sites of Njao Gap, you'll dive on steep walls with huge overhangs and gorgonian sea fans. Some of the species you can see are Titan triggerfish, Napoleon wrasse, giant trevally, and sometimes white tip reef sharks too!
You must have a passport valid for at least six months.
You might need a visa before traveling. Check on the Tanzania Immigration Services Department's website what is required for your nationality.