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A Quick Overview

All you need to know in a few bullets

  • For experienced divers
  • For inexperienced divers
  • Pelagic life
  • Macro life
  • Photo/video
  • Wrecks
  • Beach
  • Other activities
  • Culture
  • Party
  • History
  • Shopping

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Learn to dive (5 days / 4 nights. Incl. 4 dives)

The diving
On the wonderful South East coast of Zanzibar Island, away from the overcrowded beaches in the north, Paje is reknown for its stunning beaches, unspoiled village life, small sized guesthouses and lodges.
The diving around Paje is pristine with some of the finest corals to be found in East Africa. There is a protected natural lagoon only ten minutes away by boat, a great choice for all levels of divers and accompanying snorkelers. The dive sites close to Paje offer a number of good safe and protected dives also in the rougher rainy season and in general for beginners.

In addition you have a number of sites on the outer reef within a 25-minute fast boat ride of our base offering a wide variety of topography ranging from walls, gentle slopes to caves and exciting marine life, some also suitable for beginners and some of which accessible only to more expert divers...

Doing the Open Water course in Paje, Zanzibar you will experience the amazing marine life, the instance you are ready to leave the swimming pool. Even the dive sites for beginners are full of exciting things to explore.

Situated on the beautiful east coast, Paje is the perfect place for not just a diving holiday, but also to explore the Island of Zanzibar. You can easily reach “must see” places like Stone Town, Jozani Forest and Nature Reserve, Spice Farms and of course amazing dive sites! Hang on the beach, chill in the hammocks or go active with kite surfing – a sport that is very popular in the area due to the soft sandy bottom and shallow water. (you’ll love it for floating around in too)

Your resort
Drifters Backpackers is located in the middle of Paje Beach. A very lively, laid-back and youthful town. The hostel is within 5 minutes walk to restaurants, bars, coffeeshops, shops, kite centers, and public transport. But above all, you are just a stone’s throw away from the sugar-white sand and turquoise-water of Paje's glorious beach, which you can see from the swimming pool!

Your room
As a standard, you’ll be booked in at one of the 4 dorm rooms at Drifters backpacker. We have 2 dorm rooms with 6 beds, one with 4 beds and one with 8 beds.The dorm with 8 beds is for female and the remaining 3 are mixed but preferably  separated into male and female depending on the bookings.
The dorm rooms are really quite nice, but the private rooms at Ebb & flow apartments are lovely! The private rooms are located right next door.
You can always upgrade to Ebb & Flow during booking.

Days / Nights included 5 days / 4 nights
Amount of dives included 4 dives
Extra day of diving (2 dives) € 109
Extra night of accom. (after) € 23
Extra night of accom. (before) € 23
High season -16 Dec-28 Feb & 1 Jun to 31 Oct € 14
Refresher Dive (added to 1st dive) € 37
Supplemental child (age 3 to 12) per night € 12
supplemental snorkeling trip € 22
Transfer from Airport, Pier or Stonetown € 23
Upgrade accommodation (define nights) € 18