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Dive Tanzania's Undiscovered South

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 - 14 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination: Tanzania  
Category: Scuba diving operators
Specialty: Dive boat, Diving instructor, Scuba diving center  
Season: April - December
Min Price: 125 US Dollar (USD) per person
Max Price: 500 US Dollar (USD) per person

Tanzania has some of the most spectacular, exciting and un-discovered diving in East Africa. Here, the Southern Equatorial Current meets the African coast bringing a wealth of marine life from across the Indian Ocean. We are the first Scuba diving operation and marine research and education center in the southeast, based in Mikindani town. We provide low-impact, eco-aware Scuba diving and dive safaris and promote marine environmental education through applied research.

We are a fully equipped dive center and operates a fitted fibreglass dive boat (including freshwater shower for camera equipment) with twin 75hp engines. The manager of the center is a qualified marine biologist who has worked and researched in the region since 1995 and is a PADI dive instructor with over 15 years dive experience. Our visitors can learn more about the local marine life at the center's library and marine specimen collection, and get directly involved with local marine research and monitoring, with fish identification training provided.

The Monoliths. Rising from depths of over 150m the Monoliths offer architecturally impressive columns and walls that make the descent feel like skydiving. Only ten or twelve meters from the surface at the top they are home to hard and soft corals, anemones, colorful nudibranches and shoals of vibrant reef fish. At their edges snapper, barracuda, trevally and tuna shadow the shoals of neon-striped fusiliers that cruise between the structures. Descending into the depths, the walls offer spectacular views of Red-toothed triggerfish and Black pyramid butterfly fish, which crowd their sides like underwater confetti. Weaving between these great structures turtles, batfish, giant grouper and curious Napoleon wrasse shadow you, while garden eels reach up from the bottom to feed.

Cryptomania. A macro-photographers heaven Cryptomania is the ultimate in critter watching. Just six to twelve metres below the surface, nooks and crannies in the underwater cliffs and bommies reveal octopus, nudibranches, lobster, cleaner shrimps and moray and ribbon eels. The bottom is home to Frogfish, Seahorses and Crocodilefish camouflaged alongside tube anemones waving gently in the current, while colourful flatworms cruise the sand. Around the rocks Lionfish spread their fins like flowers and Scorpion fish and pipefish lie camouflaged, all surrounded by clouds of bright lilac and golden anthiases, vivid neon damselfish and shoaling fusiliers and surgeonfish.
About This Supplier
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Location: Tanzania
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2006

M15469 is the first diving, marine research and education center in south-east Tanzania. Based in Mikindani Bay in the Mtwara region, we offer low-imapct, eco-aware scuba diving and promote marine environmental education through the use of applied research. Mikindani Bay and Mnazi Bay on the southeast coast of Tanzania...

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