SCUBA DIVING TOUR EXPERIENCE IN PEMBA WITH AFRICANMECCA
Pemba may well be among the least visited diving sites in Eastern Africa due to its lesser accessibility and minimal number of accommodations. You will see an amazing variety of both soft and hard coral that in turn support an equally awesome diversity of marine fauna such as varied triggerfish, frogfish, snapper, leaffish, lionfish, mollusks, seahorse, garden eels, manta rays, eagle rays and many more. Both green and hawksbill turtles are often spotted.
The vegetarian green turtles seem to favor algae and seagrasses while the omnivorous hawksbill turtles are partial to anemones, squids, sponges and shrimp. Among the rainbow of fish, you could also sight napoleon wrasses, barracuda, wahoo, tuna and jacks to name a few, exhilarating sightings that will make your dive vacation with AfricanMecca truly memorable.
The reefs of Pemba Island are characterized by both shallow and deep diving sites with the Pemba channel following a steep incline to the west of the island. Some of the deeper sites can reach depths of more than 100 meters. Your divemaster will accompany you on your expeditions provide guidance to amateurs and seasoned divers, and shares insider tips relevant to diving in the clear waters of Pemba.
There are many dive sites that you can explore on your island trip to Pemba, each with something unique to offer you. The Swiss Reef is a collection of sea hills that run in ranges that may be a couple meters to 100 meters long. There are three main sites here that you can skim over as you sight many oceanic creatures but only recommended to experienced dives. Novice divers can attempt The Shimba Hills which heights at 12 meters between two valley dive sites, perfect to spot triggerfish, sweetlips, fusiliers, barrel sponges and many more.
The Shimba Wall is known for nudibranchs, leaffish and triggerfish among others while The Edge Walls starting at 30 meters, near the Pemba Channel, has strong currents but many delightful inhabitants like the white tip shark, cubera snapper and potato groupers to name a few. The Pole Pole Mountain is suitable for expert divers and must be attempted only during slack tides when the waters are completely calm.
If you are entering the incredible world or diving for the first time, Scorpion's Nest with marine creatures like scorpionfish, giant frogfish and lionfish among the many others, is the ideal spot to inaugurate. The House Reef has many coral bommies and is excellent for night diving while the Njao Gap has five main sites that divers with all levels of experience can attempt. There is also the Fundu Gap with also five sites of many varying levels of depths. These breathtakingly beautiful environs are sure to captivate you, and you will plan many more AfricanMecca dive travels to Tanzania to view them again and again.
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WANT TO VISIT ZANZIBAR?
An exquisite Indian Ocean jewel, off the east coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar or the Spice Island is a laid-back little settlement where history whispers and pristine beaches sooth your mind, body and soul.
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WHERE TO STAY IN PEMBA
There are two main accommodations on the island. Fundu Lagoon affords a personalized and intimate boutique experience while Manta Resort is most suited to the travelers who are more restricted on their budget.
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GUIDE ON PEMBA
Dubbed as the Green Isle or El Huthera by early Omani sailors, Pemba Island is a beautiful, verdant East African jewel set in the shimmering romantic azure of the Indian Ocean unspoiled by modern civilization.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT PEMBA
The best times to holiday on Pemba are its cool-dry seasonal months from July to October which typically sees temperate weather conditions and also the humid-hot dry seasonal months of January and February.
What are our Customers saying about us? READ MORE REVIEWS
The Fundu Lagoon Resort at Pemba was outstanding. All personnel there care and deliver great service. Beach dinner experiences and superb variations of meal menus plus changes of venue for dinners were wonderful.
Viv & Kirsty Turner - KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Jambo Altaf, We did enjoy the Manta Reef Lodge in Pemba. People were very friendly, food very good with lots of variety lunch & dinner. Diving was well organized, professional people and good infrastructure.
Michela Casaldi & Jason Haynes - Newbury, United Kingdom
AfricanMecca Safaris created a remarkable honeymoon tailored to our interests and desires. The quality of service and delivery of experience was unsurpassed. I highly recommend AfricanMecca Safaris to honeymooners, families, or any traveler.
Noorin & Jason Nelson - Maryland, United States
Greetings to you and our most fervent thanks for a wonderful trip of Kenya, Zanzibar, South Africa & Victoria Falls. Everything went very well. This was truly a perfect vacation. Thank you so much for all your arrangements.
Adrienne & Barrie Carter - Canada
We have returned from our African adventure and would like to thank you very much for your part in making this such a wonderful experience. We were lucky enough to time the Great Migration from the Serengeti, which was amazing.
Denise Paterson - Belmont, Australia
Ras Nungwi was a beautiful property, the pristine white beach not more than forty feet from our lovely room, the Indian Ocean sublime. Raza, it was the vacation of a lifetime, again, thanks so much.
Jamie Davis & Liudmila Kondakova - California, United States
Dear Raza, I want to thank you for being the very best travel partner to design and arrange our spectacular trip to Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar. I have already recommended you to several of my friends and colleagues.
Pat Bernard, Vice President, Global Channel Sales, Novell Corp - New Hampshire United States
EAST AFRICA SAFARI & BEACH BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR PEMBA IN EASTERN TANZANIA
When beach vacationing in Pemba, we recommend experiencing some of the surrounding Pemba Island attractions and tour activities after your Northern Tanzania safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti.
You may optionally extend out to offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Nyerere (Selous), Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.
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