Top Watersports Opportunities in Zanzibar

January 13, 2015 Updated: January 13, 2015

When you think of an exotic holiday in Zanzibar, an island just off the coast of Tanzania in Africa, you may think of the powdery beaches and crystal clear waters. Perhaps you imagine yourself relaxing on a sun lounger overlooking the bay, watching the world go by. With plenty of hotels in Zanzibar, your tranquil holiday by the ocean can start as soon as you like if you head online to book your exotic adventure.

While it would be easy to lose the sense of time on the beach or by the pool, and see the days pass you by at super speed, you could also make the most of your stay in Zanzibar by taking advantage of the various watersports on offer.

Diving

There are a handful of PADI Diving Centres on Zanzibar, giving anyone with an interest in scuba diving the chance to take to the waters. Whether you’re a complete beginner who needs a few lessons or you’re an avid diver who is desperate for their next stint in the ocean, diving trips are rife.

There is usually a choice of two diving trips per day. Whether you want to shallow dive at Tumbatu or embark on a deep dive at Leven Banks, the possibilities are endless.

Parasailing

See the island from a whole new vantage point, with the help of a parachute strapped to the back of a speedboat. Does this sound up your street? It doesn’t matter how old you are, parasailing is a great way to enjoy the sights; combine with the scenic boat ride and you have an afternoon trip out to sea sorted!

Rock Restaurant over the sea in Zanzibar via Shutterstock*
Rock Restaurant over the sea in Zanzibar via Shutterstock*

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*Image of Zanzibar beach in Tanzania via Shutterstock

*Image of Rock Restaurant over the sea in Zanzibar via Shutterstock