Tanzania is one of the world’s best scuba diving locations; the imagination takes over when destinations like Zanzibar and Dar-es-Salaam are mentioned.
As one of the longest continually inhabited places on Earth, Tanzania is a land of extremes, from the Serengeti to the sea. It boasts the highest (Mt. Kilimanjaro) and lowest (Lake Tanganyika) points on the African continent.
More importantly for scuba divers, it’s bounded on all sides by water: the Indian Ocean to the east, and the great rift valley lakes of Africa– Lakes Victoria, Tanganyika and Malawi – to the northwest, west and southwest.
With shore diving, boat diving, liveaboard opportunities and lake diving, there’s a great deal here to keep adventurous divers happy.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) is in Dar-es-Salaam. There are also Kilimanjaro International Airport and Zanzibar International Airport.