Diving Fundu Lagoon

Diving into the Depths: Exploring Pemba Island’s Underwater Wonderland

Welcome to Fundu Lagoon, where we take pride in providing traveling scuba divers with unforgettable diving experiences in Pemba Island’s enchanting underwater wonderland. Our fully equipped dive facility is dedicated to offering a range of diving options, from beginner courses to advanced instruction. With a strong commitment to diver safety and environmental conservation, we ensure that every dive is a thrilling and responsible adventure.

Discover the Hidden Gems of Pemba’s Underwater World

Pemba Island, nestled in tranquil surroundings, offers a unique underwater experience that is difficult to find anywhere else in the world. Unlike heavily visited dive spots, Pemba’s underwater sites remain relatively untouched, boasting a remarkable variety of marine life. Diving enthusiasts can expect to encounter an abundance of fascinating creatures, including schooling barracuda, giant trevallies, napoleon wrasse, huge groupers, turtles, blue-spotted rays, blotched fantail eagle rays, and graceful manta rays, alongside thousands of vibrant reef fish.

The waters surrounding Misali Island, in particular, stand out with their exceptional biodiversity. Here, you will find more than twice the number of coral genera that are typically found elsewhere in Tanzania. Divers will be awe-struck by beautiful gorgonian sea fans, giant sponges, ancient cabbage corals, and over 300 species of fish, creating a vibrant and thriving ecosystem below the surface.

Crystal Clear Waters and Optimal Diving Conditions

One of the many reasons divers love Pemba Island is the excellent visibility, ranging from 20 to 40 meters, which peaks from October to March when the sea conditions are calmest. Picture yourself gliding through the pristine waters, marvelling at the colourful marine life that surrounds you. The warm water temperature of 27 to 28°C allows for comfortable diving experiences, and we provide 3mm full-length wetsuits, as well as high-quality Scuba-Pro and Aqualung equipment to enhance your diving adventure.

A Pristine Marine Paradise

One of the most remarkable aspects of diving around Pemba Island is the minimal impact of human activity on its coastal waters. The tiny villages on the island have left the underwater world untouched, making it a sanctuary for marine life. Turquoise shallows give way to plunging coral walls that descend to depths of over 100 meters, offering divers an awe-inspiring underwater landscape to explore.

Diving in these waters means encountering a kaleidoscope of marine life. Napoleon wrasse coexists with tuna, jacks, wahoo, and barracuda, while elegant manta rays and majestic eagle rays gracefully glide through the sea. Hawksbill and green turtles leisurely swim, rest, and feast on the abundant reefs. From garden eels to starfish, mollusks, and crustaceans, the vibrant surroundings of corals and sponges teem with life.

Your Gateway to Underwater Paradise

Fundu Lagoon is the perfect base from which to embark on your underwater adventure in Pemba. With most of our dive sites being wall dives, you’ll have the opportunity to witness the untouched pristine diversity of dense corals and formations of every description. While the West and South coasts have been more frequently explored, the East coast remains a hidden gem worth discovering, especially from October through March when the southern part of the island becomes accessible for diving.

Our dive gallery showcases the wonders of Pemba’s underwater world, all captured during actual dives at Fundu Lagoon. Every visit to the depths below promises to be an underwater naturalist’s dream, an opportunity to connect with the marine paradise and immerse yourself in the magic that lies beneath the surface.

Pemba Island’s underwater wonderland offers an extraordinary diving experience for enthusiasts seeking pristine marine environments. At Fundu Lagoon, we strive to provide you with safe and unforgettable diving adventures, allowing you to witness the mesmerizing marine life that calls these waters home. Whether you’re a seasoned diver or a beginner, Pemba’s tranquil and vibrant underwater world promises an experience like no other. So, come and join us at Fundu Lagoon, your gateway to exploring the depths of Pemba Island’s underwater paradise. Happy diving!